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Chapter 1 - And So the Journey Begins

One day my friends and I decided to watch a movie about ballet, the movie called "Center Stage." At first I was a skeptic about it as I was a well known hip-hop dancer, my hip-hop group earned lots of money and was very successful. Everyone thought that for sure ballet is only for girls! B

Auditions - Finding the Right One For You

For auditions, you want to find the right auditions for you. If you are a six foot tall, blue eyed, blonde male, you wouldn't want to show up for an audition for a dark haired, dark eyed, five foot six inches and under role. That would be such a huge waste of time for you, and for the casting c

How to Make a Photo Studio Mirror

If you take pictures in a studio environment, you know how important lighting your subject can be. Whether it's a person or an object, good lighting will highlight subject features, downplay less important areas of the composition, and separate the subject from the background. In addition to using m

The Care and Feeding of Your Voice

In many occupations including professional singer, a clear and healthy voice is a necessary tool to do one's job. When the voice is not in the best of health, others can tell, and it may negatively affect your performance. If you understand how your voice works, what can go wrong with it, and h

Spider-Man Musical Trivia

Stan Lee and Steve Ditko probably never imagined that when they created Spider-Man, he would end up with his own Spidey Musical. Add to that, having the musical creative geniuses, Bono and The Edge, at the helm of the soundtrack composition. With this new Spider Man musical, tons of bits and pieces

How to Sing High Notes Using the Playful "E-Stretch"

It seems that many singers think of a high note as something that is "up there." And somehow, we must reach up there to get it. We stretch our necks, lift our eyes and strain our throats with the great effort of reaching "that place" so far away. This is not true, and in this art

Hip Hop World 100

The damage is done. There is no sense in try to lock the barn door after the cows have gotten outside, or something like that. Hip Hop culture has slyly slipped into the consciousness of people, societies and social structures everywhere on the planet.

The Big Apple Circus Is Big Fun!

The Big Apple Circus is a must-see for kids of all ages. This show follows in the tradition of the European style "one ring" circus, with a ring master and performers that include acrobats, jugglers, tight rope walkers, trapeze and more.

Pilot Season Acting Tips

Pilot season is the four month period between January and April when networks cast and produce dozens of demo TV episodes. Some of these pilot episodes will get the green light and grow into new TV shows that traditionally air in the fall. This is also the time when actors from all over the country

Tabloid Talk Show Hosts: Where Are They Now?

The 1990s were the heyday for tabloid talk shows. But where are those hosts, like Ricki Lake, Geraldo Rivera and Montel Williams, now? What are then doing today?

Duet Acting Scenes For Forensics Competition

Duet Acting is part of forensics competition. It differs from the duo competition in that the actors may directly address each other and interact with elements of the setting and props. These differences incorporate elements of acting into the event. Duet Acting relies on scene for the actors to per

Great Solutions for Theatre Props

Now that it is fall and school has started, there will be many different theatre programs being planned and developed.There is a lot that has to be accomplished when planning a theatre production.

How to Begin Being a Magician

Over the last several years magic has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. Once again people are thoroughly enjoying watching the performance of magic tricks. And once again more people are beginning to take an interest in becoming magicians. While it certainly isn't easy to perform magic it isn

How to Purchase Tickets for a Symphony Performance

Classical music is beloved by many. Symphonies perform in various theaters across the country on a regular basis. If you are a symphony lover who wants to attend a symphony in your area you have the opportunity to purchase tickets in a variety of ways. Tickets and shows vary by city and by state, an

How to Start a Drama Group

Whether you love to act, write plays, design costumes or put stage sets together, you have a passion for the theater. Starting a drama group allows you to share your interest with fellow thespians who are looking for a way to exercise talents and participate in the thrill of entertaining audiences.

Prop Building

Theater prop building is an often overlooked aspect of technical theater, but it's still a very important one and can be an enjoyable and rewarding job. If you're talented with crafts and building and have decided to give this pastime a try, here are some tips for designing new pieces.