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News, thoughts, opinions and advice for the performing arts community.

Introducing StageAgent PRO

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

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

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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Community: A Theatrical Necessity

Community engagement must be a part of every theatre-making process. There is no theatre without an audience. The audience is as much a part of a play-making experience as the artists—so how do we incorporate them more actively into what we do? We must work with them – and I’ve learned, in so doing, that working with the community teaches me just as much or more about the play on which I’m working than anything I do in the rehearsal room or on stage.

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How to Help Your Director Carry Out His or Her Vision

As an experienced Actor, Director, Choreographer of many-a-year and stage show for that matter, I’ve utilized the past 5 years in theater as more of a personal mission to learn more about the theater processes and procedures and determine the key components that help a particular show achieve success.

It would seem that within the realm of any individual stage show, it’s the associated stage director that is the single most powerful driving factor to help guide the show to ultimate success. But be not fooled, the director needs a ton of help/support to carry out his/her vision. Let us take a few moments to touch upon some key elements that lead to a highly effective stage director.

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News, thoughts, opinions and advice for the performing arts community.