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Muppets Auditions Sept 2005+

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Fozzie Bear, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    I wished I could have gotten in on it. But I didn't know until after it all had happened. So much for speedy news in the South.

    BTW: Great jobs on how far you guys got! That's amazing!
  2. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    They want people with the whole package, and most likely did not want to spend time and money teaching basic puppetry skills to people who did the voices or else they could have gotten Voice artist and thaught them.

    It seems to me it's easier they way they did it!
  3. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Bingo. You are bang on. I wouldn't say that's 'most likely' what it was, I do say that's exactly what it was. If someone lacks a basic raw talent for it, do you realize how difficult it can be to train someone these skills? Especially when you're not 100% sure that the person can achieve them? 'Muppet voice-abled' people are a dime a dozen - you'd be surprized. Just visit your local comic shop!!
  4. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I've seen shows were they cast puppeteers based on voices rather than puppetry and unless they fluke out and happen to come across a great bunch of puppeteers it's usually a disaster. I have a somewhat limited vocal range myself, but I think for the most part voice is relatively easy, puppetry is hard.
  5. Tim Kelly

    Tim Kelly Well-Known Member

    I finally received a letter from The Muppets Holding Company the other day, thanking me for auditioning but that they have no openings for me at this time. Which is funny, because they told me this six months ago! Still, it was nice of them to get around to sending this. Since the audition, I've been paid to perform a puppet in a children's video that will be made available for schools, and performed my own puppets on four cable access shows in Manhattan. And I'm going to do a fifth show asap. Your loss, Disney!
  6. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    'The Tim Kelly Takes Manhattan"...

    nice ring to it! Congrats on your success, it's only up, up, up for you, brutha! Go for it!!!
  7. Melonpool

    Melonpool Well-Known Member

    That's awesome, Tim! Likewise. I've been doing a lot more with my puppets since the audition... so it wasn't a complete waste of time, after all.
  8. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    Here Here Melonpool, I went to the Toronto Audition met Terry Angus who Gave me tips on how to Build Puppets and I have never Built better, things are really taking off, it was worth the whole trip to meet everyone most of all The Great Terry Angus.
  9. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Wait a sec... you were at the T.O. audition? Which one?
  10. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    the One in November, I was the guy with a beard and had two pupets with me one was a Orange Alien and a girl with red hair. Oh, not to mention a southern acsent.
  11. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Oh, I was there the day before on the 6th... Terry was one of the others there (there were only 4 of us.). There weren't no Southern gents there, y'all! Jus' us stee-upid Caunk-back-bacon heads Ah reckon! Saw the Allman Bros. the summer before, mah uther passi'n's' musics. Gawd Ah love suthern frahied blues!!!
  12. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    what is the letter EVERY one here keeps talkin about!? :excited: lol. I take I may get one in the mail? I went to the NYC one in sep 05. :zany:
  13. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    I have no Idea what you just said, but Terry Had checked out of his Hotel and was getting ready to hop a plane back to Nova Scocia So he chilled with us for an hour or so it was great. Terry also said that the people that audition the day before had previously has work with Henson or the Muppets.
    So have you worked with the muppet before?
  14. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Put it this way... "One of these things is not like the other, one of these things does not belong..."

    I'm one of those things. I just listened to them talk about their henson jobs. :smirk:
  15. wes

    wes Well-Known Member

    Cool awesome, wasn't he a great guy!
  16. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    He who? He Terry? Well, sure. I'm pretty nice, too k'now. All of the one persoin I've professionally worked with in this forum (that I know of so far since I'd been trying to join this forum since July under one name - could never ever be able to post until I gave up, then tried another name and then - poof - I'm Posting) would tell you that.
  17. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    i got one... i got one.. i got one! :)

    Hey i know what letter your talkin about now! :smirk: ...... got one in the mail 2night! :D
  18. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    Way to go! Which one?
  19. I got a letter. Wow, they even sent letters to those they didn't hire.
    That's impressive, sweet, and considerate. I wish all auditioners did that.

    Terry, I left the Toronto Audition right before you stoped by. I wish I could have met you. Love'd you puppets.
  20. Marky

    Marky Well-Known Member

    He was there on the 6th. He went back to say hi to people auditioning on the 7th? Cool.

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