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Voice Over Auditions by the Numbers

By KATE McCLANAGHAN via www.backstage.com How many auditions do you imagine it takes to land a single voiceover job? Five? Ten? Twenty? There must be an average. There is, but it’s likely to be a great deal more than you might think. You build your professional reputation as a voice talent and as an actor by consistently delivering exceptional auditions. Lots and lots and lots of them. Which is wh...

National Theatre Launches Captioning Glasses for Deaf Audiences

BY: GEORGIA SNOW via www.thestage.co.uk The National Theatre (United Kingdom) has unveiled new technology that will enable D/deaf audiences to see captions for performances in front of their eyes using special glasses. The move, announced today (10/3/17), could transform the theatre experience for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences, the NT has said. The glasses will enable D/deaf and hard of hea...

Bring Original Broadway Choreography to Your Local Shows

BY: BWW News Desk via www.broadwayworld.com Music Theatre International (MTI) and Jerry Mitchell, choreographer for Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can and The Full Monty have partnered to revolutionize the way you choreograph your musicals with a new innovative resource: The Original Production (TOP). TOP has collaborated with Broadway’s best choreographers to create...

BroadwayWorld Seeks US and Internationally Based Regional Editors

BY: BROADWAY WORLD NEWS DESK via broadwayworld.com How can I get involved as a Contributing Editor? All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com – the largest theater site on the net! As a Contributing Editor, you will have the opportunity to review the shows of your choice, conduct interv...

The “Forward Placement” Chart

MATTHEW EDWARDS explores the use of voice placement charts, like the one  pictured from Lilli Leghmann’s  book “How to Sing“, as a way for voice teachers to communicate with their students.  He goes on to say in his article,  “while some students may find placement charts such as the one above useful, many others will not. If you are getting good results with all of your st...

Virtual Reality and Theatre?

BY: GIVERNY MASSO via www.thestage.co.uk A new immersive lab has opened in Brighton (United Kingdom) which will enable theatre companies to experiment with virtual reality technology. This is the second immersive lab to be opened by Digital Catapult, which supports innovation in technology, following the launch of a London facility earlier this year. The immersive labs are part of Digital Catapult...

Equity Announces Major Change to EMC Program

BY: ALEX ATES via backstage.com On Tuesday, the nation’s union for stage actors and stage managers, Actors’ Equity Association, announced a change to their Equity Membership Candidacy program (EMC). The statement, emailed out to suitable candidates, explained that in 2018 the EMC program would be relaunched. The biggest shift? The amount of weeks a candidate would have to accrue before being offer...

Cirque du Soleil Casting – Open Dance Audition in Las Vegas

The Casting team will be hosting open dance auditions in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) on: November 10, 2017 for classical, contemporary and jazz; November 11, 2017 for hip-hop, popping, locking, breakdancing, waving, jookin’; November 12, 2017: call back. All candidates must arrive at 8:00 a.m. to register (candidates who arrive after 9 a.m. will not be admitted). Auditions will begin at 9 a.m. and end...

Dance Auditions at Cirque du Soleil: Meet the Eye Behind the Table

 By Rick Tjia, Dance Talent Scout, Cirque du Soleil Casting  The dancers file into an audition room. They are given a number and asked to wait for registration to finish before the audition starts. At the end of the room, behind a table and a computer (and probably a number of mobile devices), there I sit, doing audio tests and updating the audition schedule as the room fills up with candidates. T...

How to Age and Distress Wood

BY: GARETH BRANWYN (MAKEZINE.COM) I’ve recently been learning how to do weathering for scale models and gaming miniatures, so when I bumped into Eloy Escagedo’s video on Facebook, on how to distress wood, it immediately caught my attention. I’m now fascinated by all methods of weathering, aging, distressing, regardless of the scale of the thing being aged. In Eloy’s video, he shows you a number of...

Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet to Join Forces

BY: EDDIE ARRUZA On Saturday, Sept. 23, when Lyric Opera of Chicago launched its 2017-2018 season, there was plenty of buzz at the famed Civic Opera House. For starters, the new production of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” is showcasing a much anticipated collaboration between Lyric Opera and the Joffrey Ballet—a first for the two companies. The reason for this came from the long...

Get Up Close With the Props of Dear Evan Hansen

BY HANNAH VINE POSTED ON: PLAYBILL.COM A lot goes into putting on a Broadway show, from the performances and sound engineering to stage management and lighting. There’s so much happening onstage, that often, theatregoers miss the smaller details—like the props. We went backstage at the Music Box Theatre for an up-close look at the props used in the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen, and spoke to props...