Method Acting – Why and How?

By Emma Filosa We’ve all heard directors request that actors “get into character”. For a number of actors and actresses, a character begins on stage and ends off stage. However, some performers use the technique commonly known as “method acting” to not only get into character, but to literally become a character. Method acting was […]

Respect the Tech: It’s Not as Easy as it Looks

By Hailie Gold I have been involved in theatre for as long as I can remember, but last year was the first time I was highly involved in backstage happenings. I quickly realized, it’s not only the actors that make the show happen, it’s the crew too! Actors are wonderful, and you wouldn’t have a […]

Catchiest Broadway Songs

By Sami DeSocio One of the greatest things about seeing a musical is getting the unforgettable songs stuck in your head for days at a time. Sometimes those songs even become audition songs for those of us that are pursuing theater as a career. There are some that take no prompting at all, and then […]

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Book of Mormon Master Class

By Harley Ann Kulp Who hasn’t heard of Book of Mormon? It won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Musical (and eight other Tony’s) and it truly deserved it! Book of Mormon is a hilarious musical with the most clever – and inappropriate – lyrics possibly ever written. Though that’s some of the charm. Not […]

Opening and Closing Night Gifts

By Sami DeSocio A great theater tradition is the giving and receiving of gifts for opening and closing nights! But what if you have no clue what to get everyone? Who gets a gift? How much is this going to cost? Here’s some ideas and guidelines to help you out. First – try to make […]

Newsies on Tour

Disney’s Newsies on Tour

By Harley Ann Kulp Every theater-lover out there has that one show that just makes our heart flutter in excitement whenever we think about it. Mine is Disney’s Newsies. I’ve always had a special connection to the show since the very beginning. I discovered Newsies when the cast performed on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in […]


My Newsies EXPerience with Camp Broadway!

By CB Guest Blogger: Kenzie S. I was given an amazing Christmas present last month! I love the Broadway production, Newsies. I was able to spend a day learning from some incredible instructors at Camp Broadway EXP where we learned what it’s like to be part of an ensemble for a musical—like the real experience […]

Best Christmas Showtunes!

Christmas is fast approaching (6 days!), and we couldn’t be more excited! Lights adorn almost every building, holiday movies are always playing on television, and Christmas music is constantly on the radio! But, for the theatre lover, this presents the question: Should I actually be festive and listen to holiday music instead of showtunes all the […]


Q&A with CB Alum Jason Gotay from Peter Pan LIVE

Last December, the hills were alive with the Sound of Music LIVE, and it quickly became one of our favorite things. This year, on December 4th, NBC will whisk viewers off to Neverland with its broadcast of Peter Pan LIVE!  We couldn’t be more excited that NBC has started this annual tradition of exposing millions […]


The Magic of a Broadway Theater

by Sami DeSocio There are few things that put a bigger smile on my face than the smile of walking into a Broadway theater. There’s just something about it, like walking into another time and another place. Some of these theaters have been around since the early 1900s (whether they be under a different name) […]

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