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So you want to audition for the Muppets?

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Sweetums74, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Sweetums74 New Member

    Question gets asked all of the time, but no one really ever has a definitive answer as to when or how... until now.

    Guess what? Auditions are happening in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto soon!

    Heard about it last night and I was given a flyer.
    It says:
    The Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppet-ational Opportunity
    Seeking experienced puppeteers with improvisational and vocal skills. Relocation is not required, however you must be available to travel."

    Then it gives the audition locations (no dates just yet) and says to call 407-828-1087 for more info.

    Chris

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    Chris, sorry to barge into your post. Thank you SOOO much for gathering this information for us!!!
    FIRST TIME READERS OF THIS THREAD:
    All pertinent information has been gathered into one post which will be continuously updated here: http://forum.muppetcentral.com/showpost.php?p=300481&postcount=51
    Thanks,
    Kev/Fozzie Bear
  2. Ryan New Member

    Do you have any more info, or do you have the actual flyer? I'll personally email you. Thanks!
  3. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh boy, this sounds cool! Let me ask a couple of questions too.

    1. Is this for Jim Henson's Muppets, for Sesame Street, or both?
    2. Is this another one of those "you must 18 or older" things?
  4. Sweetums74 New Member

    The audition is being hosted by the Muppet Holding Co. for the Muppets. Not sure if Children's Television Workshop is involved or not.

    When you call, it does specify that you need to be at least 18. You can also leave a message at the number and they will call you back.

    Chris
  5. BlueFrackle Active Member

    Sweetums74,
    This may be asking alot o f you, But it would mean a TREMENDOUS amount to me, If you would be so kind as to call and ask for their email address.

    Id love to send an Audition tape (Or even Audition If Im in NY at the right time) But I do live in England, Id still love to participate.

    Please help me.


    Thank you!
  6. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Darn

    and Darn!

    I'm wanting to join the Sesame team, and I'm only 16. Oh well, I still have my PBS gig right now.
  7. ToasterBoy Member

    I called the number and listened to the message. It seems as if it'll be some sort of traveling company of "classic Muppets" it said one of the thing they are looking for is how well you can mimic classic muppet characters and improvisation skills."

    I left my name for more info.

    I'll let you know if they call back.
  8. tinweirdo New Member

    WHOOPIE!! I'll be calling this weekend, I love the muppets I can mimic perfectly. Also I build and prefrom my own I've built 4 really good ones! :) ;)
  9. Tztz Member

  10. BEAR Active Member


    What are you doing at PBS?
  11. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Whoah man!

    Oh...darn, I'm under 18 and in the Uk....

    *wonders off*

    *runs back*

    GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!!!!!!
  12. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, in Augusts and Marches, I volunteer down at PBS, for their "Friends of Sesame Street" pledge drives. Myself, and another person perform the puppets that interact with human characters, and spread the word to join the club, and support public TV. One week in August, and two weeks in March.
  13. BEAR Active Member

    Very cool, D'Snowth.

    BTW, anyone have updates on this? Where/When they are auditioning and what the procedures are? Thanks.
  14. TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Dang me and my not-being-eighteen-or-experienced-yet-ness! <sigh>. Well, best of luck in the whole wide world to everybody who is eighteen and experienced and all that great stuff that I'm not... <shrug> maybe next time...
  15. BEAR Active Member

    I wonder how often they hold these auditions.
  16. a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Ahhhhh! I do a mean :sing: and Robbin and Ma Bear (fozzies mom), Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Rowlf. I sooo want out of walmart and I'm 20. I've nbeen wating for somthing like this to come up! :D
  17. a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Yep i sure did, I aslo called and listed the names of the Muppets I can do and that I have been Puppteering for the last 5 or 6 years!!! Yooo Hoooo HOPE i get it, or any of us! :D :) :excited:
  18. Infinity Sirius New Member

    I've been puppeteering for a little over a year and I don't think my voice is close to any of the Muppets. But I bet If I tried hard enough I could do Rowlf or maybe Sweetums.
  19. BEAR Active Member

    All I can do are...
    Kermit
    Miss Piggy
    Gonzo
    Rowlf
    Dr. Teeth
    Rizzo
    Pops
    Sam Eagle
    Ernie
    Big Bird (not to be rude, but why on Earth is Matt Vogel performing him?!)
    Oscar
    Grover
    Cookie
    Snuffy
    Telly

    thats all i can think of.
  20. AbbessBryony New Member

    This is very exciting news. :excited: I'm not very experienced at puppeteering, but I can imitate voices quite well. Good luck for anyone who might be trying out for the auditions.

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