Musical Theater Performer
You need to not only carry a tune, but hold a part while harmonizing with a huge cast. Vocal range, solos, reading music........Oh! Did I mention perfect pitch? Because that would be extremely helpful.
You need to be able to bring life to even the most boring shows. STEAL THE SHOW!
You must be physically fit and flexible. Not to mention, you'll need to know ballroom, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, contemporary.....
Great! You've got all of that down? Whelp! SO do dozens of other aspiring musical theater performers......STAND OUT!
Odds of Getting In
It's all about who you know!
*THIS IS A PERFORMANCE GIG! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW!*
It all depends on how often you work and where you're working.
Those with an Equity union card are far better off. You don't have one? Good luck! You'll be getting paid whatever the producer decides to pay you....or NOT to pay you.
Then, finally you get a job. Yay! Well, don't celebrate too soon. Hours upon hours of rehearsals, tech run-throughs, and dress rehearsals await you and then.....more uncertainty as you desperately wait for another gig.