OK, not only to I adore Laura Benanti and Seth Rudetsky, but I looooooove Laura's take on bad auditioner's excuses.
"Here's what I also love: when people apologize before they perform. 'I'm tired. I didn't sleep. I have allergies. I have a cold. I've had something emotionally difficult happen to me today. I've never sung this song in an audition before. I was late. I was stuck in the rain. My cab broke down.' And then they sing it and they apologize and are overly smiley."Even as a piddly little director with, like, three major credits under his belt, I've heard the majority of these excuses. So annoying.