A Performer’s New Year Resolutions!

A Performer’s New Year Resolutions!

Another year is ending and a new one about to start!  As performers, we look forward to new goals and self improvement to nail our dream role, land that scholarship or simply find a new class to take our skills to the next level. What are your goals and resolutions...
Good Singing Starts Before the Lyrics Begin!

Good Singing Starts Before the Lyrics Begin!

Every singer knows that frustration of gasping out the high note and praying it doesn’t crack.  You know you took a deep breath and dropped your jaw, stood up straight,  and still, that money note went out the window!  What went wrong?   More than likely you...
Selecting the Perfect Audition Material!

Selecting the Perfect Audition Material!

It is a general suggestion to “sing what you love!”  However, for both acting and music theatre auditions performers will get noticed for all the right reasons as well as for all the wrong ones.  Err on the side of success!  This comes from knowing who you truly are! ...
The Aspiring Performer and Summer Camps/Workshops

The Aspiring Performer and Summer Camps/Workshops

At the beginning of every fall semester I see returning students come into class with renewed energy and enthusiastic stories of a master class or performing arts class they attended over the summer.  And this includes the music theatre boot camp I direct and produce...
LIVE THEATRE – A TEAM SPORT!

LIVE THEATRE – A TEAM SPORT!

This year I noticed a trend with young performers and their parents when setting priorities. Too many commitments and trying to juggle them and keep everyone happy is a losing battle but the insanity of it continues. For theatre families, double booking then trying to...
God, grant me the serenity! And Know Thyself!

God, grant me the serenity! And Know Thyself!

The title above are the first words of the well known Serenity Prayer, the first step in trusting a higher power and starting the search to know oneself intimately.   As performers, most of our job consists of endless auditioning before we get that opportunity to...