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cattle call

A large audition (for film, television, theater, etc.) that is open to the public, meaning many people typically attend and they are often seen very briefly. I spent days preparing for the audition, but it turns out it was just a cattle call and they ushered me out before I was even halfway done with the monologue.
See also: call, cattle
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This person's comment highlights the impersonal nature of the cattle call process, a process that many professional level singers have grown accustomed to, but one that might leave the inexperienced and unprepared amateur emotionally battered and psychologically bruised.
Cattle Call sets a new low for the National Lampoon name.
But in Cattle Call, as desperate as the auditionees are, can they really deserve all the black eyes and the backstage beatings dished out to them?
The scene depicting this is quite chilling, in that it resembles a cattle call, where the women are herded into a room and seated on one side, and the men who are potential guarantors sit on the other, and when the women's names are called out, claim them, or not.
Customer satisfaction will be gauged before the cattle call method is ditched in favor of new "customer satisfaction enhancements.
Here you'll find Big Tom and the Mainliners with Lonesome At Your Table, the famous Clipper Carlton from Strabane with Can a Bluebird Fly, Brian Coll singing his lonesome Cattle Call and also Walk On By, and Roly Daniels with the title song, Old Ireland Is Goin' All Western.
Let's just say that this is one singing actress who no longer has to wait tables, if ever she did, or show up for cattle call auditions.
From Hearty Sourdough Pancakes; to Cattle Call Stew; to Rancher's Beef Stroganoff; to Pinon Nut Potato Casserole; to Hoecakes; to Blackberry Jam Cake, the Cowboy Cook Book will bring great southwestern cowboy cuisine onto the family table to the mouth-watering, appetite satisfying, tastebud pleasing delight of one and all
With the provincial Liberals anxious to make good on their promise to abolish coal-fired plants in Ontario by 2007, the cattle call to search for cleaner sources of power such as wind has begun.
By contrast, a nonpartisan listing of candidates would repeat the cacophony of the California recall, where voters had to choose among a cattle call of contenders, and so gravitated to the ones with the most money and name recognition.
The grand cattle call that night is the French pavilion dinner for Jean-Marc Bustamante, hosted by Bernard Arnault of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.
Answering an early-evening cattle call with the rest of Taurus, they're just above the eastern horizon as the night begins.
We auditioned for 90 seconds with 90 different companies; it's known as a cattle call," said Todd Norris, manager of production and direction at the theater.
They told him, he says, that the DOC imposed its ban because Rice "did his interviews in a cattle call fashion" with hundreds of inmates lining up to get a chance to be on television.