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Acting Students Learning About Online Promotion Tools

Young Actors Camp

There was a time when the only way for actors to get in front of casting directors and agents was to pound the pavement, day after day, dropping off paper resumes and headshots to countless offices. Today, the internet has changed casting forever by condensing information into one place; your computer. With the right knowledge and training, any actor can advance their career by finding opportunities in their local area without ever leaving their home. That’s why Young Actors Camp (YAC) offers a course specifically tailored to teach young aspiring thespians how to use sites like StageAgent to their benefit.

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Hamilton Hype: Why We Are Obsessed

Instagramming photos of the Hamilton program is now a form of social currency.

Standing on the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre, after a quiet Sunday matinee of Hamilton, I looked out into the gilded, empty house, and thought, “What would Hamilton think of ALL THIS?”

My first night in town I waited at the stage door to ride the train home with a friend in the cast. I thought to myself, “Why is there a fifty year old man standing in a planter box waiting for a glimpse of these people he doesn’t even know? Why are people screaming SO loudly? WHY CAN’T I JUST WALK ON THE SIDEWALK!?” I’d never seen a stage door so reminiscent of a Hollywood red carpet. And they’re all here to watch a play.

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Introducing StageAgent PRO

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of StageAgent PRO. It’s the most powerful set of tools we’ve ever built, and it’s all to help theatre artists take their careers to the next level. StageAgent PRO is the culmination of months of work from our technical and design staff, expert writers and tons of customer feedback. The result of all that hard work is a robust set of StageAgent PRO features including access to the most comprehensive database of play and musical information online, context for hundreds of monologues and songs, career promotion tools and our new tag search.

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Take a Bow 2015

All the World's a Stage

Wow, 2015 has been an epic year for StageAgent! After launching our new site in January, we’ve had 2.3 million visitors who in turn clicked on over 15 million pages. Our writers have produced over 1000 new show guides and written over 15,000 character breakdowns. StageAgent is now one of the top 10 most visited theatre websites in the world.

We have some really exciting things planned for 2016 – stay tuned. In the meanwhile, happy holidays from all of us at StageAgent!

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The Secret to Vintage Hairstyling

The Secret to Vintage Hairstyling

Ever wondered how Marie Antionette had such large hair? Or wanted to create vintage hair like the ladies in White Christmas? Introducing: THE RAT. Don’t panic — a rat isn’t as terrifying as it sounds. The rat is the foundation of vintage hairstyles from stage to screen to real life, and it can make your period hair dreams come true with minimal effort. Learn how to create styles from the Gibson Girl to the 20s bob to the victory in Amy Bobeda’s latest expert post!

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