Do you still have to be really good to earn a lead role in a community theatre production?
- Katrina E.Lv 72 months agoFavourite answer
It certainly helps. It really depends on the theater and the community. In some places it’s stiff competition with many good actors auditioning for a role.
- LiliLv 72 months ago
Depends whom you are competing against. The competition for a community theater production may not be that stiff.
- RobLv 42 months ago
It doesn't hurt, but it all depends on the community theatre and the director. Some community theatres are clique-ish and cast the same actors play after play, regardless of who auditions; others give more actors opportunities to play leads; others cast the best man for the job, so to speak. As a community theatre directors and theatre educator, I prefer to cast the best person for the role while giving as many actors an opportunity as possible a chance to explore their love for the theatre.
- Elaine MLv 72 months ago
Isn't that the point of being the lead actor?
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- 2 months ago
It depends on the theater, but for most community theater you need to have some experience to get a lead role. You could always try out for the lead without it, but I would recommend doing a play with them before you do.
- PearlLv 72 months ago
probably, just try for it and see
- Mark IXLv 72 months ago
A role? No. That said, the more important the role the better actor you have to be. It doesn't take a lot of skill to be "Man".