College Auditions--the Parent Perspective: Part 2

College Auditions--the Parent Perspective: Part 2

Now it’s time to delve into the necessary steps to prepare the audition materials.  Besides preparing audition material, you will have to apply to the actual school as well if you’re looking at a college or university.  Academics count here.  Colleges and universities will demand that you be academically accepted to the school before you are allowed to audition, so be careful how much you daydream about the stage in biology class! 

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An Open Letter to My Drama Teachers

An Open Letter to My Drama Teachers

After recently becoming a director of youth musicals, I find myself among eager performers of tomorrow, imparting my own wisdom and experience, hoping to inspire enthusiastic and confident new artists, if you will. Until you meet a student who out-rightly says 'thank you for your help', as I recently did, you don’t quite realize the impact you have on budding minds.  It led me to think of all the teachers and directors from my past that have helped me to grow into the performer/director/writer I am today, which believe me, is a long way away from the shy and chubby thirteen-year old that I was.

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Keep Your Running Times in Check

Keep Your Running Times in Check

Time is key in many aspects of theater when it comes to putting together a production. You have the time period of finding a director for the show until closing, strike and everything in between. It is a word that is thrown around a lot within and about a production. Time for auditions, time for a production meeting, time for opening night, and sadly (for those of us who love what we do) time for the show to close. But most importantly the word time is key when it comes to the running time of a theater production.

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Why Your Friends Don't Show Up

Why Your Friends Don't Show Up

This is a piece inspired by another piece, written by our editor-in-chief, Chris Peterson. (Although, this is far from a response piece, and not quite the same issue).

I have a maxim borrowed from my best friend: “Friendship is a two-way street.” (This actually surfaced in a disagreement about how much I support(ed) my friends in the arts, and how much of it had been one-sided. “Friendship is a two-way street!” he told me. And he wasn’t wrong).

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Lying About Your Conflicts is One of the Worst Things You Can Do to Your Show

Lying About Your Conflicts is One of the Worst Things You Can Do to Your Show

Years ago, I was directing a play that only had a cast of five. Usually, I hate coming up with rehearsal schedules but this one proved to be pretty simple given the number of people in the cast. However, right before I was about to send the schedule out, I received an email from one of the actors in the show who had forgotten that he had booked a seven-day vacation to Florida the week before Tech Sunday. I just about threw my laptop out the window. 

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The 5 Most Underrated Theatre Colleges for 2018 - Midwest

The 5 Most Underrated Theatre Colleges for 2018 - Midwest

Here at OnStage Blog, we spend months compiling, researching and comparing college theatre programs to come up with what we feel are the very best colleges in the country. While names like Tisch, Juilliard, Emerson and Baldwin Wallace get plenty of attention, there are a ton of schools out there with incredible programs that deserve more. 

So we wanted to highlight some of these underrated programs. Whether they are programs that have amazing facilities and curriculum or have a ton of value when it comes to their cost, these are schools that are doing tremendous things in theatre that might not be known on a national level. 

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The 5 Most Underrated Theatre Colleges for 2018 - Southeast

The 5 Most Underrated Theatre Colleges for 2018 - Southeast

Here at OnStage Blog, we spend months compiling, researching and comparing college theatre programs to come up with what we feel are the very best colleges in the country. While names like Tisch, Juilliard, Emerson and Baldwin Wallace get plenty of attention, there are a ton of schools out there with incredible programs that deserve more. 

So we wanted to highlight some of these underrated programs. Whether they are programs that have amazing facilities and curriculum or have a ton of value when it comes to their cost, these are schools that are doing tremendous things in theatre that might not be known on a national level. 

Remember, we're talking about schools we feel are underrated. If you don't see certain programs here, it's more than likely that they're already getting a ton of credit.

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The 5 Most Underrated Theatre Colleges for 2018 - Northeast

The 5 Most Underrated Theatre Colleges for 2018 - Northeast

Here at OnStage Blog, we spend months compiling, researching and comparing college theatre programs to come up with what we feel are the very best colleges in the country. While names like Tisch, Juilliard, Emerson and Baldwin Wallace get plenty of attention, there are a ton of schools out there with incredible programs that deserve more. 

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