For example: When I was told to dress like a “movie star” for an audition, it turned out the audition was for a grocery store.
I had moved to L.A. and gotten a little bit of traction there, and I think my manager parlayed that into an audition.
My agent at the time sent that tape to SNL and then they asked me to come in for an audition.
1590s, "power of hearing," from Middle French audicion "hearing (in a court of law)," from Latin auditionem (nominative auditio) "a hearing, listening to," noun of action from past participle stem of audire "hear" (see audience). Meaning "trial for a performer" first recorded 1881.
"to try out for a performance part," 1935, from audition (n.). Transitive sense by 1944. Related: Auditioned; auditioning.
audition au·di·tion (ô-dĭsh'ən)
The sense, ability, or power of hearing.