I think the parents thought it would be a showcase for agents and casting directors to see their kids perform but Debbie made it pretty clear to them not to have any expectations. In fact, the few "industry" people who came only stayed for about an hour (if that), so there was no way anyone should have expected them to have made it through all of the kids - that took about 5 hours. It obviously needs some re-thinking for next year, if they decide to do it again. Debbie mentioned that any industry people that showed up or requested it would receive a video of the entire showcase plus all of the kid's headshots.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008, 12:53 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124