No actor is ready without the proper warmup. To deliver a great performance, you must be in full command of your body and voice—and acting exercises are an important first step. BY BACKSTAGE STAFF | MARCH 3, 2022
Just like exercise and sleep, engaging with the arts is a necessity for a full and happy life. By Arthur C. Brooks “How to Build a Life” is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Click here to listen to his podcast series on all things happiness, How to Build a Happy Life. Read More
Dance Magazine delivers a silver lining of some of the upsides to training while quarantined at home. Although this article focuses on dance training, these positives can be applied to training across the industry. With school starting up in a matter of weeks, with the majority of classes being held virtually, try to remember these 5 positive aspects of learning from home, which can help make you a stronger performer: Less reliance on mirrors No one to follow if you don’t know the steps More time to slow down and correct technique issues The option to dance outside The ability to experiment with different teachers View Article
Are you running out of quarantine ideas for ways to improve and expand your craft? Now is the perfect time to “brush up” on your make up skills for both the stage and on-camera work! Stage & Screen Camera-Friendly Makeup Do you have a headshot session coming up? Check out these tutorials for the popular “no make-up” look! 10 Expert Tips for Getting Camera-Ready Filming a self-tape? Learn how to prep your skin to look your best camera-ready self! 6 Helpful YouTube Tutorials for Stage Makeup Prefer to have someone show you how to do your makeup? These 6 YouTube videos will do the trick! General Makeup Tips & Tricks Eyeliner Makeup Tips for Beginners Eyeliner can be a tricky makeup product to master, especially for beginners. However, just like with everything else in life, p...
With the ever-changing landscape of Musical Theatre, sometimes the most fundamental elements of learning music get lost. Dr. Courtney Crouse, an Associate Professor of Voice at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, brings us back to the basics of learning musical theatre songs. Check out her article and learn the “Tools of the Tune” to avoid those common mistakes. VIEW ARTICLE Courtney Crouse Dr. Courtney Crouse is an Associate Professor of Voice at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music teaching advanced vocal pedagogy, vocal performance, opera, and musical theater majors. Crouse received her DM and MM from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and her BA from Texas Wesleyan University. She is also an active performer of operatic, musical th...
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Auditioning. For some, it’s their least favorite part of the showbiz process. For others, they may thrive in the room. But let’s face it: auditioning is a necessity to be able to book work. How do you separate yourself from the pack without making choices that may disconnect you from your work? How do you prepare in a way that sets you up for success to be your most authentic self in the room? How do you find the passion for auditioning to be like those who thrive in the room? Take a look at this article for pointers on how to find some inspiration in auditioning, so you too can stand out from the pack. View Article via www.castingfrontier.com
Have you ever had to understudy a role in a show? Do you remember the hours of preparation preparing your understudy track on top of your main role? Now, imagine this: You audition for a Broadway show and you get the call that you’ve been cast as the understudy of not one, not two, but three roles. Not only are you understudying three different roles, but they are three PRINCIPAL roles. This is exactly what Broadway veteran Sasha Hutchings is doing for the current revival of OKLAHOMA! on Broadway. Learn more of how she balances these three roles, as well as some tips for tapping into these different, distinct characters. VIEW ARTICLE via www.dancemagaine.com
Bigfork Summer Playhouse alumnus and Belmont University musical theatre senior Ginny Swanson was named a semi-finalist in the national search for Broadway’s next Roxie Hart in the hit musical, “Chicago.” Casting directors, producers and former stars of “Chicago” chose Swanson as one of only 10 semi-finalists from hundreds of applicants who submitted video auditions. Swanson spent the past summer performing at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in “Seussical The Musical”, “Oklahoma!,” “Catch Me If You Can,” and “The Wedding Singer,” and was one of the recipients of the 2019 BSP Scholarships. Read More
Although this article is directed towards dancers, these 8 money mistakes could be applied to all artists in the entertainment industry. Are you guilty of any of these financial flaws? Learn what they are, advice to control your finances, and the freedom and security grow in your artistry. READ ARTICLE via www.dancemagazine.com
2020 Spring Professional Auditions: Feb. 27-29, 2020 | Louisville, KY | 71st Annual SETC Convention Applications Open: Oct. 15 2019 @ Noon ET Early-Bird Deadline: Dec. 13 2019 @ Noon ET Final Deadline: Jan. 15 2020 @ Noon ET REGISTRATION INFORMATION Actors, singers, and dancers must register for the SETC Convention and apply and be approved for an audition spot. Download the correct guideline packet for you, and call the SETC Central Office at 336-272-3645 to speak with April if you need any help Non-Equity Actors/Singers Equity Actors/Singers Dancer-Only
The old adage “the show must go on” could not have been more true during a large blackout in Manhattan on July 13, 2019. While the lights of Broadway were out, the casts of “Hadestown”, “Rock of Ages”, “Waitress”, and “Come From Away” took to the streets to entertain their audiences with performances and sing-a-longs to songs from their shows. Read Article via www.cnn.com