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Rex Wheeler


As first experiences on set go, this one was pretty awesome! Having heard that many of my First Take colleagues had already gone in to audition for the new NBC pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, I was excited to get this opportunity and to find out more about the show!

So there we were, several of my dancing colleagues and I at the Fairmont hotel at 6am getting into hair, makeup, wardrobe, and wolfing down coffee and breakfast while simultaneously going over choreography that had been sent via video to us a couple nights prior. 

Being on set was very informative in experiencing the culture, seeing the vast amount of people involved and realizing the value of picking things up fast, rolling with the punches and being professional. Without the things I’ve learned from class and from other actors’ stories, I wouldn’t have gotten that letter! Timing is crazy sometimes… being prepared is everything!