Performance

10 Things Student Actors Can Do During COVID-19 School Closures

Maggie Bera, founder and editor of the actor lifestyle blog and podcast, Actor Aesthetic has offered ten helpful tips for those students dealing with school closures during the COVID-19 outbreak. College programs and universities all over the country are taking extra precautions by temporarily shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic…What does this mean for students taking performing arts classes? COVID-19 concerns have caused hundreds of thousands of students to take to online courses. Because of the nation-wide shutdowns, many theatre students are forced to forfeit performing arts classes, school productions, concerts, and showcases. So what can student actors due in the meantime? Here are her top ten things student actors can do at home to continue their training during the C...

New Online Auditions for Universal Studios Signapore

About the Auditions Universal Studios Singapore is looking for talented performers to join our team for a range of new and exciting in-park opportunities! Successful applicants should expect to work indoors/outdoors and be part of our world class entertainment program for daily operations and seasonal events. If you have a passion for bringing famous characters to life, then this is the job for you! Universal Studios Singapore will be moving our audition process to the online platform. This will allow applicants from all around the world to be considered to join our exceptional team! Documentation Submission of headshot and resume / CV are only accepted in .pdf format only. Relocation All participants must be willing to relocate to Singapore for up to 12 months. Contract lengths may vary d...

Common Mistakes in Learning Musical Theater Songs

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...

Broadway Shows in 2020

Heading to the Big Apple for vacation in the New Year? Is 2020 the year to make the move to the City That Never Sleeps? Find out what’s on  the horizon for the Broadway stage with Playbill’s up-to-date list here: View Article via www.playbill.com

American Theatre Wing: Career Guides

Check out American Theatre Wing’s series on Careers in the Theatre. These one-on-one interviews delve deep into the different areas of the theatre and discuss what it takes to make a career out of your given discipline. These were created in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. VIEW GUIDES via www.americantheatrewing.org

How to Find the Passion for Auditioning

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

Ohio Theatre Alliance: Actor/Singer/Dancer Registration Now Open!

All Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. If you’re in college, looking for summer stock work, you’re SUMMER-ONLY. If you’re graduating from college, or looking for full-time work, you’re YEAR-ROUND. You must be at least 18 years old to audition. PERFORMER REGISTRATION FORM & RESUMES Audition slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The “Acting Form” is for performers of all types: actors, singers, and dancers. OTA Acting Form 2020 This year’s audition forms are fillable pdfs and MUST BE OPENED IN ADOBE READER TO BE FILLED OUT. If you have trouble filling out this fillable pdf, please email us and ask for a copy in Word. Your one-page Acting resume must be attached to your application email in Word or pdf ...

Understudying 3 Roles on Broadway

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

StrawHat Registration – NOW OPEN!

STRAWHAT 2020 MARCH 14, 15, & 16     REGISTER HERE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2020 at Noon How it Works for the Performer One Audition, multiple job opportunities – All in one day. StrawHat Auditions are open to non-Equity performers age 18 and older: singers, dancers, and actors. Opportunities are available in summer theatres, production and entertainment companies, cruise ships, theme parks, and special events. Fees: Registration/annual subscription: $47 (non-refundable)        Audition: $63 (upon email notification of selection) Registration: Complete the online form and submit your non-refundable annual registration fee (also known as your subscription), then mail your hard-copy application and supporting materials (see INSTRUCTIONS). Apply for a Song & Monologue, Monol...

StrawHat Registration Now Open: Design, Tech, Musician, Administrators, and more!

Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators! Companies are in search of every skill set from AEA stage managers to running crew, from Technical Directors to spot operators, and everything in between – pit musicians, too. So make a great summer happen – register today! Post your profile and resume online free of charge and be front-and-center for employment opportunities in summer stock theaters, regional theaters, and special production companies. You’ll have access to what the theaters are doing this season, what positions are open and who to contact… if they don’t contact you first. Create a profile page and post your resume to be part of our talent database Directors, Music Directors, Musicians, Choreographers and Stage Managers (Union and non-union) are welco...

8 Things to Know When Auditioning for a Commercial

Commercial auditions are a great way for an actor to break into the on-camera aspect of the industry. Even for now A-list celebrities, commercials are how they began their career. When starting out on this career path, it can be tough to know how to prepare and present yourself in the best manner for a commercial audition.  Casting directors Ellen Jacoby (Miamai) and Stuart Stone (Los Angeles), author of “The Keys to Commercial Acting”, give their best tips in this article from Backstage. VIEW ARTICLE via www.backstage.com

Patti LuPone on getting bullied by Broadway. And why she keeps coming back.

In this interview from the New York Times Magazine, Patti LuPone gives readers a hard look at some of the truths behind her success. With the sheer resilience this Diva brings, both on and off stage, she knows that Broadway is exactly where she is meant to be. What keeps her coming back? Is it fame or art? Subscribe for a free subscription to the New York Times and find out what all LuPone dishes to the readers. VIEW ARTICLE via www.nytimes.com