The audience is expected to act, too. Their role is to pretend like they are in charge of the show, but everyone will know they are just acting.
In my continuing series, Women In The Performing Arts, I am spotlighting a handful of remarkable females who lead some of the most successful college theatre programs in the U.S.
Six months ago, I was finishing up a musical in North Carolina when all of my hair started falling out due to Alopecia. By September, I was completely bald.
I waited for Drew Gasparini at a table in the back of a to-go deli on a Wednesday night in the middle of bustling Times Square; so bustling that we changed our meeting location a few times before deciding on the empty, though lackluster, locale for our interview.
At its best, Late with Lance goes beyond parody, in small moments where Lance is trying so hard to be loved it can break your heart a little.
For those of you who have been in the throws of the college audition process, things are finally beginning to wind down. You may now be twiddling your thumbs, having completed the whirlwind of applications, travel and a series of high stakes auditions.
It seems Kimberly was destined to play bold, brassy, determined ladies of the twentieth century - -women who defied the odds of class, ethnicity and appearance to get exactly where they wanted to go.
Do all sons want to be "better" than their fathers? Do all fathers want the same for their sons -- that they grow to be "better" -- or do they secretly, perhaps unconsciously, always want to be someone their sons can look up to in every which way?
Some people may not automatically think, Kinky Boots -- great family show. But don't be thrown by the title. I asked Daryl Roth, a Kinky Boots producer with Hal Luftig, why the show is wonderful for families.
To say you are not sizing up the competition would be a fabrication. Sound like an awkward situation? You bet it is. So what is the appropriate behavior, and how can you keep from embarrassing yourself?
My youngest daughter set off on her very first college audition for theater BFA programs this past weekend. As the trip was some 2,500 miles from our home, I accompanied her.
It's that time of year: the time of year when millions of tourists decent upon New York City to celebrate the holidays. While there are an endless amount of sights to see while visiting New York, almost everyone coming to town this holiday season will want to take in a Broadway or Off-Broadway show.
No question mark here but just a great big exclamation point to the North Shore Music Theater, for continuing to provide theater goers with exemplary and top drawer entertainment, year round.
With so many BFA offerings, students and families can be overwhelmed with the task of compiling a college list that fits their needs.
Despite the pain, there is still so much joy left in me. I know I'll be OK. All of this is new to me. I don't know my next steps just yet, other than allowing myself to feel whatever it is I'm feeling that day. I will continue to write and document my progress and gain more clarity as time passes.
Backstage gossip and entertainment in-jokes abound, but the show has a beating heart beneath its tongue-in-cheek humor as Realbuto learns the hard way that the realities of adulthood often don't match our dreams.