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How to deal with bad costars?

I'm playing Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, and I'm so happy about it. However, I'm having to work with stuck up, whimpy, whiny costars. Especially our Seymour, who refuses to listen to anyone and thinks he's perfect, when in all true reality, he isn't. He also really loves to cause drama among the group (no pun intended). My director always says it's my job to handle it, because I'm older, then I have others who say it's not my place (which I wholeheartedly agree with). How do I handle bad costars who just cause drama among the cast?

Asked By: ♥Miss Katherine Aibileen♥ - 10/18/2011
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I usually just ignore bad costars until opening night. Then they usually realize how bad they are and try to improve themselves. Don't be mean, but definitely do not give him any empty compliments. Most people think that they are perfect and will not listen to advice until they ask for it themselves. As for drama, just... More
Answered By: Tom Szeltner - 10/18/2011
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Haha, I was really excited about this question because we are doing Little Shop of Horrors in my drama class... More
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Answered By: Macy x - 10/18/2011
 
Same thing happened in a production of Alice in Wonderland I did last year. I was the Queen of Hearts, and the king was so annoying! I just ignored him for the play, and he wasn't very good, and now I have the memory of the many playbills I was asked to sign and what does he have? No career going anywhere any time... More
Answered By: Stella - 10/18/2011
 
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