"I can not afford to have a cast that can’t handle the pressure.  So rather than going straight into a general audition, I like to do what I call a psychological assessment.  What I am looking for mostly is: can they handle the emotional strain of being in a show?  You need to be fairly thick skinned to be in a show like mine, so I do what I call a sensitivity test.  I test the kids for hand-eye coordination.  And I am able to cull or weed out the kids who are just not right.  Rejection can be tough, but the world is a tough place.  Deal with it."