PLEASE Remember at the Stage Door that Colleen Ballinger is Not Your Personal 'Miranda Sings' Puppet!

PLEASE Remember at the Stage Door that Colleen Ballinger is Not Your Personal 'Miranda Sings' Puppet!

The news just went out that Colleen Ballinger, who is famously known for creating the internet sensation Miranda Sings, will be making her Broadway debut as Dawn in Waitress for a four week run from August 20th through September 15th. I think that is wonderful.

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STOP Telling Performers to “Just be Thankful for the Opportunity”

STOP Telling Performers to “Just be Thankful for the Opportunity”

This is something that I have wanted to get off my chest for years now, and since audition season is underway, I feel this is the perfect time to bring this up. There is the scapegoat comment that I have heard a lot of theatre professionals say to actors and actresses for years and years now: To be grateful or thankful for the opportunity every time an issue arises and a performer speaks up about it. I think that is such a stupid and outdated thing to say.

I want to tell everyone who has ever said that to PLEASE STOP! Because here is the thing you need to know: WE ARE GRATEFUL, and WE ARE PROBABLY THE MOST THANKFUL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! This is a very tough business and a lot of the time our jobs are to audition and get ourselves out there. Once in a while we will do a show, so to have this thought given everything performers go through and to suggest that we aren’t “Thankful/ Grateful” is just ridiculous.

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Meet the Wonderful and Talented Audrey Cardwell

Meet the Wonderful and Talented Audrey Cardwell

Audrey Cardwell is currently starring in the National Tour of Bright Star where she is playing the central role of Alice Murphy. She has also appeared in the national tours of Cinderella (Ella), Anything Goes and Elf and has been seen regionally at The Old Globe, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Muny, North Shore Music Theatre, Houston Theatre Under the Stars, Dallas Summer Musicals and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. She’s also an alum of Penn State University.

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"It was an Oversight" is an Ignorant Reason to Not Cast Someone

"It was an Oversight" is an Ignorant Reason to Not Cast Someone

I think avoiding the truth in fear of confrontation leaves an open door to just downright lie. People may disagree with what I say, but I truly need to say this because this excuse is becoming more and more common when it comes to my friends on the education/community theatre and the semi-professional level where they are using the “oversight” excuse on why someone didn’t cast someone in their show.

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