Dear Toni,

My name is Adelaide Crockett. I’m 10 and the great-great-great-great-great niece of Davy Crockett.
I have been acting since I was 6 years old, and have been in Music Man, Li’l Abner and many other shows in the Antelope Valley where I live. I really love auditioning and planning for them and learning the lines, working with other actors and meeting the people and then learning a lot as I do the auditions. They bring my family together, too, talking about what I did and how well I did the show and or acting or what mistakes I made.  It really brings the family together.
My hobbies include vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) with my Gold Medal champion coach who is also my uncle. I love to go horseback riding (bareback or with saddle, either way). Once I got on a horse bareback and it started to buck (I stayed on until I realized what he was doing). I didn’t get hurt or even bruised.
I also like to hang around with my 3 dogs, 7 cats, my miniature horse, my gecko, my bunny and numerous fish.
I live with my grandparents. My grandparents rescued me from being in Foster- Care and part of their wonderful gift to me was to enroll me in the world of acting and I just love acting as well as my grandparents for giving me this great gift. My grandpa was a shark diver and racecar driver, and he wrote books about the great white shark and about scuba diving. He was also the publisher and co-owner of GPI Publications that did “Guitar Player,” “Keyboard,” “Bass Player,” and “Drums & Drumming” magazines. He is a jazz/blues/rock/swing/country drummer who has jammed with B.B.King, Jerry Garcia, Country Joe and others. He just finished a true screenplay about the world’s first all-women jazz band in the 1920s.
My grandma was a flight attendant and traveled everywhere. She also shark dived and drove racecars. She drives me to all the auditions and to my 3 acting coaches. They both are the ones who earn the money for my lessons, headshots, and audition clothes. They say I am a terrific actor and so do my coaches and photographer. People say I am an “old soul in a little girl’s body.”
Now, about my question: I have done many auditions for commercials and theatricals. How many auditions does it usually take to actually get a part?