Starting Here, Starting Now: Documenting a Theatre Company’s First Show

  It is a daunting task to not only form a new theatre company but also get its first show off the ground onto the stage. The brand new Connecticut Arts Players are producing Avenue Q as their inaugural show. Over the next couple of months, OnStage Blog will be documenting their journey from auditions to opening night. Part 2: The Auditions Auditions for any community theatre company can be a challenge. However, for a [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:05:09+00:00April 5th, 2019|

Life as a Cruise Ship Crooner — OnStage Blog

  While cruising for a living may seem glamorous, being at sea for six months at a stretch has its challenges. Aimee Lake has traveled the world while performing as a lead vocalist on Silversea cruise ships, and she compares the experience to drama school: “Ship life is a lot like drama school: you are in your own little bubble. You find yourself spending time with the same people over and over again in a [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:04:31+00:00April 5th, 2019|

From Front of House to Center Stage

  Let me tell you, I have had the privilege of doing interviews for OnStage Blog for well over a year now, and some stories are just so amazing, surreal, and inspiring. Some of these interviews and hearing these artist stories strongly remind me that if you work hard for your dreams, your dreams will work hard for you. With that said it is my honor to introduce you to the wonderful Sarita Amani Nash. [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:03:55+00:00April 5th, 2019|

The Amazing Mission at Open Door Theater — OnStage Blog

  A bus stop doesn’t seem an auspicious place to start a theater company but for Open Door Theater, based in Acton, MA it’s at a bus stop where Penny Pitts and Nancy Carroll first conceived of Open Door Theater. It was 1980 and Penny, a puppeteer new to Acton, joined Nancy in her idea of a theater open to all where the idea of “all” really meant all. At Open Door Theater, actors who [...]

By |2019-04-01T13:15:27+00:00April 1st, 2019|

Bestsellers Now in Paperback | March 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! March had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors John Sandford, Clive Cussler, Iris Johansen, A.J. Finn, Amor Towles, Fredrik Backman, John Scalzi, and many more! Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Get The Book Get The Book Get The Book Get The Book Get [...]

By |2019-04-01T13:14:31+00:00April 1st, 2019|

New playwrights and artist alike should strongly consider attending Promote U! — OnStage Blog

  About PROMOTE U: In a digital age where people are being cast based on their social media following and shows are transferring to Broadway after trending and building their audience online, it’s time theatre-makers learned from leading experts how to effectively promote themselves and their shows. And as part of Ken’s #5000by2025 mission, we have launched a brand new conference -- Promote U! The Marketing and Productivity Conference for Theatre-Makers. Theatre-makers covers Producers, Playwrights, [...]

By |2019-04-01T13:12:08+00:00April 1st, 2019|

Our Audiobook Playlist For March | 2019

28 Mar 2019 Our Audiobook Playlist For March | 2019 We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in March. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone, from mystery, literary fiction, science fiction, and romance. Grab your headphones and happy listening!   The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear Release Date: March 26, 2019 We are huge fans of the Masie Dobbs series and just had to listen [...]

By |2019-03-28T23:39:41+00:00March 28th, 2019|

New Books to Read in Literary Fiction | March 19

We believe you should spend your time reading, not searching. That's why NewInBooks alerts you to all the newest books in your favorite genres. Most new books are released on Tuesdays, which is why we update our weekly new release section on Tuesday of every week. If you love to read and you don't want to miss out on the next new book, this is the site for you. NewInBooks is part of the Written [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:44:31+00:00March 25th, 2019|

“Ingest all kinds of art and culture.” – Chatting with BE MORE CHILL’s Katlyn Carlson! — OnStage Blog

I would like you to meet Katlyn Carlson. Katlyn is currently making her Broadway debut in the Joe Iconis hit Be More Chill where she is playing the role of Chloe Valentine, a role she played both in the recent Off-Broadway run and with The Two River Theater. She has also performed Off-Broadway in The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, and in the First National Tour of Dirty Dancing. It was such a privilege to [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:44:02+00:00March 25th, 2019|

What Side Hustles are Good for Actors? — OnStage Blog

There has never been a time in modern history where actors have had more choices when it comes to making money to support their acting careers.When I finished grad school in 2002, the choices were both slim and daunting. Pretty much everyone I knew was waiting tables, bartending, teaching, or working a 9-to-5 job that made auditioning a real challenge. All of those choices sounded dreadful to me, but I didn’t feel like there were many other options. In my years in [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:42:10+00:00March 25th, 2019|
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