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Rob Richardson is an actor, trainer, blogger, husband, and father. Your basic superhero. Currently Rob can be found standing by for the roles of El Gallo, Hucklebee, and Bellomy in the off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks. Follow Rob on Twitter @traininghumaniT, and read his other musings on health and wellness at

The National Tour: More Conversations on Casting

Casting Director Alison Franck

StageAgent interviews casting director Alison Franck for another perspective on casting a national tour. Alison has been casting everything from Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, National Tours, Television, and Film for more than 20 years. She offers some personal insights on touring and gives actors some valuable tips on the use of modern technology in auditioning.

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Casting Director Bob Kale

StageAgent interviews casting director, Bob Kale, on his perspective with casting national tours. Bob has been casting theatre, television and film for more than 20 years. He answers such questions as “What, if anything, is different about casting a national tour versus casting a regional production of the same show?” and “What’s the biggest challenge in casting a tour, or really, casting anything?” You’ll be surprised at the answer.

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National Tours: The Major Players

The National Tour: A Beginning Guide

Photo Credit: Kim Fisk

StageAgent is embarking on a multi-part series breaking down that Golden Fleece of an actor’s desire—the National Tour. Over the course of the next several months we will be examining the attraction, benefits, potential downsides, and financial realities of living out of your suitcases for a few months or even a few years.

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