Category Archives: How-To Guides

Handy Tips for Attending the Theater on a Budget

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As anyone who goes to the theater on a regular basis knows, it is not always the cheapest pastime to have. You might want to see the latest smash hit, or maybe a fringe production that has received rave reviews. But, unless, you are rolling in money, what are the best ways to visit the theater on a budget?

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The Skinny on Skin Care for Actors

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Skin is our largest organ, and for actors it’s their largest canvas. Unfortunately the canvas can take a real beating after six-week runs of eight-show weeks, months on tour, audition stress, and countless makeup applications. So here’s the skinny on how to keep your canvas in tip-top shape.

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Choosing the Audition Song That Lets YOU Shine

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So you’re going to audition for a musical. You’ve got an appointment (or the strength and spirit to wait in line), and you are going to do your best to make your musical theatre dreams come true. You have your headshot and resume all ready to go and now all you need to do is to choose a song. Read the StageAgent blog to answer a couple of questions that will help along the way.

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Top Tips on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, with over 50,000 performances of 3,279 shows in nearly 300 venues across the city in 2016. It is held in August every year, and it is really never too early to start planning for the Fringe! There are so many things to consider: What type of venue is best for your show? City center or out of the main action? How do you promote it? How do you compete with the thousands of other shows appearing at the Fringe? Honestly, the top tip really is to ENJOY the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! The diversity, quality, and eccentricity on display is amazing. There really is nothing like it!

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How to Prepare Your Music and Talk to an Accompanist

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Whether you’re auditioning for a regional production of South Pacific or the pre-Broadway workshop of the next Hamilton (Hamilton II: Peggy’s Revenge), you need to prepare your music and be able to confidently speak to an accompanist. Remember that the accompanist is your friend. The accompanist wants you to be a fantastic singer that is a joy to collaborate with. But you will need to master a few things before embarking on the all-too-brief audition journey with your new musical collaborator.

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