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Gretna Theatre series part three: Decision time

Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series. Part one and part two are available here.

"Hello, how are you?"

It was a typical, wide-smile introduction from the approximate 1,500 New York actors when they entered into the auditioning room on floor 11 of the Nola Studios to audition for Gretna Theatre in New York.

After delivering their choice of music to the pianist, the actor for the scheduled time slot would have just a few minutes to convince Larry Frenock and Christian Saint-Girard that they had what it took to perform for Gretna Theatre this summer.

"It was really good. We saw spectacular talent, like we always do. It was a little bit less because we aren't producing as many big musicals this year," said Frenock. "Therefore, the number of people coming out isn't quite as huge. We filled up every space and had to turn people away."