My D is 5'9" and in heels is close to 6 feet tall. At one college audition she was complemented on "owning" her height and that they thought it was a good thing she didn't try to hide her height. On the other hand, for her last high school musical it came down to her and her best friend for one of the two female leads and her friend got it, and I believe part of that is because my D may have been perceived as too tall for the role (she would have been the same height or taller than the male lead she would have played against). Plus at one college audition they were pretty up front that they look to augment their current group of students with the incoming class, so they specifically try to bring in kids with different looks, etc. So of course like any shameless MT parent I spent the audition day looking at the other auditionees and current students to see how many tall girls they had (still can't believe I was doing that...)
I'm wondering if the veterans out there have any thoughts on this height issue. I'm told by some that her height will be an asset, but so far I don't know that I've seen that. When does it come into play?