Tag Archives: musicals

Call for Show Guide Writers

Want to earn money educating performers about plays, musicals and operas? StageAgent has multiple openings for part-time content specialists to write original show guides about musicals, plays and operas. You should be an excellent writer with expert-level knowledge about Broadway musicals, straight plays and/or operas, including extensive industry and/or academic experience. This is a part-time, work-from-home position.

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Great Musicals with Large Casts

Even though we are currently in the middle of Autumn, it’s never to early to start planning for the big Spring or Summer musical! If you are working with a large group of performers, it can be a massive challenge finding the right show that provides cameos for everyone, is of the appropriate level of difficulty and entertains the audience.

To help with your search for the perfect big musical with a large cast, here are 10 great musicals that require large casts of talented performers:

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Top 10 Musical Theater Composers

Stephen Sondheim

Imagine a world without the dulcet songs from Into the Woods, Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and Little Shop of Horrors.  Undoubtedly, musical theater composers have changed Western culture for the better.  Amongst musical theater composers, there are an elite few who have become world renowned.  These are the composers who have written the musicals we … Continue reading Top 10 Musical Theater Composers

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Top 10 Most Popular Musicals

Updated Aug 3, 2015 StageAgent members ‘fan’ their favorite shows over 1000 times per week. As a result, we get a good sense of what shows the theatre community really likes. I’ve personally been curious if the same shows that are popular in the San Francisco Bay Area are also popular in New York City … Continue reading Top 10 Most Popular Musicals

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Audition Style

Kate Lumpkin

“Kate, I need your help. I am going in for a ‘hot soccer mom’ who lives in Brooklyn and is secretly in charge of an underground gambling ring. Oh, I also have to belt a G. What the heck do I wear?”

Sometimes getting dressed in the morning can be hard enough —- let alone getting dressed for an audition like that. I understand this more than most. In my life I have been an actor, an anthropologist who studied personal adornment and its effects on societal influence, a casting assistant/associate and a style blogger. All of these things have added up to me spending a lot of time thinking about how what we wear truly influences the way that we are perceived and remembered. I see it everyday, in every audition, and at every industry event. Clothing IS important and speaks volumes about how we perceive ourselves and how we want others to see us.

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