A local teenage actress showed Herndon High School drama students how close the show comes to real life on Tuesday.
It was part of an NBC4 program for Fairfax County Schools moderated by Herndon high alum Angie Goff.
After a viewing of Smash, actress June Schreiner opened up about what it's like to compete for roles.
She said in real life, you may audition right next to a rival and be forced to learn dances on the spot.
Schreiner starred in Arena Stage's production of "Oklahoma," and is currently cast in "Ah, Wilderness!" which is also at the Arena Stage until April 8. Find out more about "Ah, Wilderness!" by clicking here.