Monday, January 26, 2009

Nickelodeon's-BrainSurge Audition Recap

WATCH ELIJAH'S EPISODE ON WED. DECEMBER 2nd, 2009!

I have to say that the whole audition process wasn't too bad. We went there fully prepared, I had my notepad to write some more pages for my book. My hubby had a book and notepad to do some homework he had from a class he's taking. We had our candy bars and soda...what else could we possibly need?

I couldn't believe how many kids were there from out of state. I guess they all come down here with a parent for "pilot season" (new show audition period), rent a house and then go back home if they don't book a gig. Some of these actor kids were VERY animated...can I say to the point of being annoying without sounding too mean? It's a very different lifestyle that's for sure.

Adam (my step-son) came too and tried out with Elijah. I thought he would light up the stage because he is such a clown. We couldn't believe how different he was in front of the camera...he froze up. That was really unexpected!

I don't know if they'll get it or not, but if we don't hear anything by the end of March (they didn't get it.) Actually, it's no big deal to them...it was just a new and interesting experience. I like adventure...so I drive my family crazy with all my spur of the moment ideas. You have to have some kind of excitement as you get older, right?!?

My sheltered little Orange County boys didn't care for Melrose Ave. too much. It was late and dark when we got down there. Most of the stores were closed, but there were some freaky people walking around. The kids kept looking over their shoulder a little nervous. Adam had to go to the bathroom and couldn't find a restroom. Anthony decides to take him to this back alley. He starts to pee and then Anthony takes off running...Adam is freaked out and starts running after him, with his pants down still peeing. He ended up getting it all over his pants. We were laughing so hard (mean parents)! That would have been a great funny story to use...if only it had happened before the audition.

10 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds like a lot of fun!

Stesha said...

Hope they both make it!

Hugs and Mocha
Stesha

DiPaola Momma said...

I hope they both get the gig. Nick is a great gateway job!

I'll cross my fingers for them both. My oldest (15 years old) auditions for the Baltimore School for the Arts on Thursday this week... I'm so nervous! He has never done this before. They also say that they don't really want "actor" kids but we'll see. He has a great monolouge, very different... I guess I just have to say, it will be what it's suposed to be, but that sucks huh?

Tj and Amy said...

I will keep my fingers crossed. would be so neat if anyone of them got it.

April said...

How fun! Hopefully they get it and I'm sure it was a fun experience for them!

Juls said...

LOL, that's hilarious!! Sounds fun. Believe it or not, we know several families from this area who to L.A. for auditions, and stay there for a month or so with their kids. I'm not that "great" of a mom I guess...I like being home!
Hope your guys get to be on the show.... sounds like an awesome time!

~Trish~ said...

You are such a similar mom as me...I would've laughed at that same situation :) Hope they make it!!!!

Anonymous said...

My son and I were there at the same time, I remember the beach story. You described the audition exactly how I did for my family. My son was Dr, Silva the one that wanted to be the treasurer of the county, the city, the state and the United States. Don't know if you remember. Anyway he had fun and thought is was a great experience. I took all three of my boys to be judges for a TV cooking competition show (don’t know if I can say the name) and they had the greatest time there. I figure we are in the L.A. area so why not. In this economy why not do this stuff for free. Just costs gas money. My wife and I also went on a TV show, Rock Star INXS. That was a lot of fun and Brooke Burke is stunning in person. OK a little too much info… I just thought is was great to hear from someone who was there too.

Anonymous said...

How did you do it?? I've been searching and havent found the answer... please send me some info

Lisa Petrarca said...

I went on Craigs List Los Angeles under JOBS-tv/film/video. They post all of the auditions that are available. You will need to check constantly to see when they have another one.