Roughly Speaking podcast: Halloween special: Best of horror movie music (episode 168)

Adam Shankman

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, L.A. callbacks

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, L.A. callbacks

Callbacks in Los Angeles (actually Pasadena), where 157 hopefuls will be winnowed down to 20 finalists. There will be tears, injuries and mental breakdowns, one assumes.

Joining Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe at the judges' table are Adam Shankman (choreographer and film director), Stephen "Twitch" Boss (former contestant and "So You Think You Can Dance All-Star"), Tara Lipinski (former figure skater) and Irina Dvorovenko (prima ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre).

The first round is a reprise of solo auditions. Ballroom dancer Tanisha Belnap, 20, from Payson, Utah, is up first. Ballroom dancers always look weird in solos. Like, doing a...