I won a walk on role in the touring company of Les Miz (in SF)
It was an amazing experience! It turned into way more than
a walk on as the director kept asking, "do you want to be in this scene?"
He kept adding more and more parts for me to be in.
They even did a good size segment on the news about me. They came and
video taped rehearsals, makeup training, etc.
Good luck for those that enter the contest!