Costumes – A Wordless Way of Discovering a Character

By Sami DeSocio To an actor, a costume is part of discovering the character and for some it is really the only way they know how to ‘step into their character’. It takes on a whole new meaning when you’re asked to provide part of the costume yourself out of your own wardrobe. After the […]

Community Theater Schedule – A Typical Actor’s Day

By Sami DeSocio Being a community theatre actor (for now) is nothing like being on Broadway, clearly. But, just like actors on Broadway, we all have our own daily routines before hitting the theater for the night. I compared my schedule to that of Andrew Kober of Les Miserables. 7:00 AM: I wake up and […]

Farewell Newsies! A Lookback on the Iconic Musical

Theater fans across the world dread the month of August 2014 for several reasons. Those reasons happened to be called Heathers: The Musical, Violet, Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky: The Musical, and Newsies. All of these wonderful musicals are closing this month despite the fans pleading for longer runs. The Broadway hit we’re focusing on now […]

Writing a Musical – the Ins and Outs

During the second semester of senior year at my high school, seniors are required to create a “Senior Project.” Seniors are given the freedom to independently pursue an interest of their choice for five months and then present their project to the school at the end of the school year. These senior projects range from […]

Working on New Work: Originating Roles

Working on new Work By Sami DeSocio Being an actor, we are so used to playing roles we’ve seen others play before us. Some of those roles and actors influenced our decisions to become actors in the first place. However, there are wonderful times where we are tasked with the challenge of originating roles and breathe life […]

Broadway Dogs, the Real Stars of the Show

By Harley Ann Kulp Many different types of faces have crossed the Broadway stage including children, the elderly, and my favorite– pooches. Yes, we all know that broadway dogs, no matter how small the role, are truly the stars of the show! So today I’m talking about the most famous puppies to grace the stage […]

Theater Survey: Weigh-In from the Outsiders

By Meagan If you are currently reading this, I am going to assume that you are probably a theater person. We have a nice little bubble. I would go so far as to say I really like being in our little bubble! Tweeting about the Tony Awards, crying over the fact that Newsies is closing, […]

Realistic Dreams

Every person’s unique — physical looks, intellectual capabilities, thought processes, talents; there is no denying it. No person can deny that that the one thing everyone on this earth shares is dreams. Some of us deny because it sounds a bit cliche, and some have their mind set ever since they could think. It doesn’t […]


Swings – Broadway’s Superheros

By Brenna Broadway is known for its many iconic divas, its 8-shows-a-week schedule and its show-stopping leading men. But there is another vital member of a production: the swing! Usually a show has between five to ten swings, who are standbys for multiple tracks. But how exactly do they work? How often are they at […]

Twenty Second Musical Synopses

By Meagan Do you ever want to see that one musical, but you just don’t have the time? Or do you hear about that other show every single day but you still don’t know what it’s about? No fear! Coming to your rescue: twenty-second musical synopses! What is a “Twenty Second Musical Synopsis” you might ask? And […]

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