Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini

Audition Secrets


The audition process can make or break a performer’s progress. Join our host, Broadway veteran Justin Guarini, every week to hear what it takes to stand out from the competition, avoid common mistakes, and unlock the next level of your musical theater career.

Have you ever walked out of an audition room and asked yourself: “I could’ve done so much better, why was that so terrible?”

Justin has too, many times, more than he can remember. So, he started searching for a new way to nail auditions and book more jobs as a performer.

Now, each week, Justin brings you valuable insights from his 17 years of success in the entertainment business, along with exclusive interviews and tips from some of the industry’s biggest stars, directors, creatives, thought leaders and working actors just like you!

The Audition Secrets podcast is your direct line to behind the scenes audition success strategies and insiders, straight from the stages, the audition rooms, and the players to your earbuds.


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Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini

7 Audition Prep Tricks That Will Help You Rise Above Your Competition

The difference between performers with moderate success, and performers with outstanding success boils down to...mastering the basics. The people who go back and reexamine the things they "think they know" are usually the ones who find ways to overcome the things holding them (and most other people) back ...
Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini

3 HUGE Audition Mistakes…And How You Can Avoid Them

In this episode, Justin breaks down three major mistakes he's made (and sees a lot of other performers make) in the audition room, and gives you solid advice on how to avoid the traps that can kill your chances of getting the job ...
Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini


In this episode Justin shares some personal stories and perspectives that his birthday and the official launch of his book and mastermind have brought to the surface...and he delves into his understanding of gratitude and how we can apply the simple act of embracing our experience of life ...
Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini

Quick Hit: Launch Week/Authenticity

In this episode Justin talks authenticity in the audition room and how his son almost got him arrested. The big question of the discussion is how we can stop using manipulation to get the things that we want...and start exercising the muscle of authenticity and integrity instead ...
Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini

Quick Hit: The Musical Virus

In this Quick Hit episode, Justin shares an amazing piece of advice that 5-time Tony nominated director David Leveaux shared with him and the company of "Once Upon A One More Time" in a post-performance note session. The Musical Virus! ...
Audition Secrets Hosted by Justin Guarini

Stop Acting & Start Playing

Does the grind of auditioning and the general "business of show" sometimes make you question why you made the choice to be a part of the entertainment rollercoaster lifestyle? ...