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A Look at the Masks and the Puppets in The Lion King

via www.stage-directions.com It was this week 21 years ago, Oct. 15, 1997 to be precise, that The Lion King played its first preview and audiences first saw the beautiful and intricate costumes, masks and puppetry so central to the narrative and to the unique experience of the production. Adam Savage and the team at Tested went backstage at The Lion King during its run in San Francisco in this vid...

Singing? How to Transition From Chest Voice to Head Voice

BY ARDEN KAYWIN via www.backstage.com Does switching back and forth between chest and head voice give you anxiety? You’re not alone. The ability to transition from chest voice to head voice smoothly is the source of a lot of insecurity for many singers. And I don’t blame you! The middle voice can be tricky to negotiate and downright scary without good tools. Hopefully, the following insights will ...

2019 SETC Application Open!

Dates and Deadlines: 2019 Spring Professional Auditions: Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2019  |  Knoxville, TN  |  70th Annual SETC Convention Applications Open: Oct. 15 2018 @ Noon ET Early-Bird Deadline: Dec. 14 2018 @ Noon ET Final Deadline: Jan. 15 2019 @ Noon ET To Participate: Actors, singers and dancers must register for the SETC Convention and apply and be approved for an audition spot. Download the co...

From Professional Dancer to Professor of Dance

via www.dancemagazine.com In the final years of her decade-long career with the Lewitzky Dance Company, University of Arizona Associate Professor Amy Ernst began to develop an interest in dance injury prevention. She remembers feeling an urge to widen her understanding of dance and the body. Soon after retirement from the Company, she was hired by the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Inglewood, C...

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Finding Your Voice as a Voice Actor

BY RUDY GASKINS & JOAN BAKER via www.thatsvoiceover.com A common conversation in the art of voice acting revolves around the concept of “finding your voice.” It’s an important conversation to which every voice actor should pay close attention. As teachers of the voiceover craft for many years now, we’ve noticed that some students experience anxiety over this issue. Some confuse it with finding...

Industry Experts on Ways to Quickly Memorize Lines

BY REBECCA STRASSBERG via www.backstage.com When asked for audition advice, many actors will tell you, “Know your lines as well as possible. That way you’re free to focus on everything else without holding a script.” Sounds simple, right? But what if your audition is tomorrow, or in three hours? How can you memorize your lines as quickly as humanly possible? As industry professionals spanning vari...

Register for AATE Symposium 2019!

Register for Symposium 2019! Join AATE January 4-6, 2019 in Lancaster, PA for the American Theatre for the Very Young: A Digital Festival Goes Live! Symposium! Throughout the Symposium weekend, at the beautiful Ware Center for the Performing Arts, you will be able to: Join theatre educators, artists and scholars from near and far for this exciting gathering in historic downtown Lancaster, PA. Host...

2019 NETC Auditions Application NOW OPEN!

The 2019 NETC Theatre Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9th – Monday, March 11th, 2019. The auditions will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Natick, MA. Applications are NOW AVAILABLE HERE. ALL applications will be submitted electronically.  Performers, please note: the application form for the Auditions must be postmarked no later than February 1st of the current year to be eligible. T...

AAAE Seeking New Executive Director

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) seeks a dynamic, self-motivated Executive Director to lead the organization. AAAE consists of more than 150 member programs, all training and equipping students in arts leadership, management, entrepreneurship, cultural policy, and more. Our network of faculty and their alumni are the cornerstones of local arts communities across the globe. A...

Save the Date! 2018/2019 Auditions & Conventions (UPDATED 9/20/18)

Mark your calendars! There are only a few months left of 2018, but there are plenty of auditions & conventions you can still attend. Don’t forget to save the date for the upcoming 2019 audition & convention season, with events happening all over the country for professionals in all disciplines of the entertainment industry! Stay up to date by bookmarking our Events Page. August 2018 ...

Is the Cruise Ship Life for You?

via www.backstage.com Over the last few years, the production value of performances on cruise lines has skyrocketed, and it seems the days of putting a performer’s career out to pasture on the high seas are over. Cruise lines are attracting big-name talent, Broadway choreographers, and highly skilled set designers. RWS Entertainment Group, which works with Holland America and Azamara Club Cruises,...