Considerations about potential acting classes

Considerations about potential acting classes

Aside from obvious considerations such as location, price, and your capacity and willingness to actually commit to the work, there are a number of important things to keep in mind before jumping in on (or continuing) an acting class this year. Though this list is by no means exhaustive, I hope it helps guide your choices in finding a class to make this year your year.

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Best musical theatre podcasts

Best musical theatre podcasts

Merry Christmas folks, here's my gift to you: I've done the tough work on your behalf, and found the best podcasts out there for musical theatre professionals, students and enthusiasts. After listening to more than 20 different shows, I regularly tune into these six because of the quality of topics, the excellent formatting, and the actionable information I walk away with. Pick the ones most relevant to you, or listen to them all to get a well rounded musical theatre education:

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What can I do with a musical theatre degree?

What can I do with a musical theatre degree?

One of the biggest beefs I have with college programs based in the liberal arts is that they don't spend much time, if any, helping students figure out what they want to do to apply their degree to a job once they finish school. College is very black and white - you declare a major, and spend all your time in that narrow focus. Entering the real world is very gray, with most employment opportunities including a combination of several skill areas and may include elements of your dream job along with a few things you'd probably never imagine yourself doing. So what's a graduate to do with a degree in musical theatre? 

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The aspiring musical theatre artist's must-have reading list

The aspiring musical theatre artist's must-have reading list

As musical theater performers, we are a special breed in that we require three times the amount of training (in acting, music and dance) and unique perspectives on the art of taking the stage. Although most of our training is done experientially in the classroom or with private coaches, there is a lot of benefit in understanding the theory and intellectual concepts behind what you're practicing onstage. This is the ultimate, must-read book list for musical theater training in order to be a well rounded performer. 

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