When casting a show, it’s a great feeling not to have a shortage of talent. However, that can get a bit stressful when multiple people are right for the same role.Read More
The day had finally arrived! Opening night was upon us and I went back and forth between excitement and sheer terror. No matter how many productions I have done, pre-show jitters will always be a part of the ritual.Read More
Very often, the lessons that a music improv student receives are simply “rules” passed down from a teacher to a student who becomes teacher to student who becomes a teacher, and so on. I have taught thousands of improv classes over my twenty-five years as a professional improviser, and I have to say this methodology is deeply flawed.Read More
Live theater. There’s absolutely nothing in the world like it. When the audience take their seats, they immediately fall into a hypnotic trance that is masked by the captivating story told before their very eyes. Compelling and dynamic masterpieces that tell of love and loss; tragedy and triumph; passion and perseverance.Read More
It was an exhausting week. From continuous run-throughs to us standing on stage for times at the end, just to fix lighting and blocking or even last minute additions to choreography and formation, we were finally ready to show the public what we had been doing for the past ten weeks.Read More
Rehearsals were in full swing, and that meant a few things. First, the cast members had all settled into their own little groups, coming together when need be but only choosing a few to confide in. Second, you know it’s performance season when your body is five hundred different shades of bruise. Third, with great productions come great expectations.Read More
It was a bright and sunny Saturday morning when I made my debut in the rehearsal space. But before we talk about my underwhelming entrance and what went on in that rehearsal space, let’s do like Sister Maria and start at the very beginning.Read More
Let's face it: you've chosen a tough business. The competition is fierce, and people can be ruthless at times.
Chances are you are doing musical theatre because you are passionate. You can't imagine doing anything else. This is what you want more than anything, so it hurts that much more when things don't work out.
So how do you deal with that?Read More
Frantically searching for sheet music online? Planning to leave your house at 5 am just in case? Fantasising about stepping into the room and the casting director immediately offering you the leading role? Sounds like you’re planning on attending an open audition.Read More