Posts Categorized: theatre

6 Tips For First Time Theatre Teachers

by Jim Hoare   A college professor once told me to write the following in my notebook at the beginning of our very first class: “There is no such thing as a child who hates music. But there are plenty who hate music teachers.” He then said if that is the only thing I remember from his class,… Read more »

The Arts Taught Me That

by Glenn Halcomb   As the Marketing Manager for TRW, I have come to realize that many of the skills I utilize daily and value in others were shaped through my education in the arts. In high school I was the president of my Thespian troupe (shout out to Troupe #533!) before moving on to… Read more »

Best Apps For The Theatre Fan

by Ryan Goodale We imagine it’s pretty likely that you’re reading this on your mobile device. We’re in a time where it seems harder and harder to pull ourselves away from our devices. Of course, this isn’t an issue when in the theater, since you know I’m the first to silence, airplane mode, turn off and… Read more »

You Know You’re A Theatre Teacher When…

by Glenn Halcomb   1. You look in the mirror and see Ms. Darbus.   2. You sing everything instead of talking.   3. You’re on the first name basis with every thift store within a 50 mile radius of your school.   4. You’re in the bath tub listening to click tracks…yet again.  … Read more »

5 British Beltresses You Should Know

by Ryan Goodale   We know belting isn’t a Broadway invention, but when Ethel Merman bust onto the Great White Way in 1930 she brought a brassy and brash sound that wasn’t going anywhere. Granted, ladies had been belting since the vaudeville days, but belting has found such a wonderful fit with musical theatre. There… Read more »

The 10 Best Things About Being A Disenchanted! Princess

by Ryan Goodale Being a royal renegade isn’t easy, but here’s a look at the best things about being one of the sassiest princesses in the kingdom, aided by The Simple Life’s Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. 1. You’ve mastered the art of a balanced breakfast to start your day. 2. Just because you’ve lost the… Read more »

4 TV Shows Every Theatre Fan Must See

by Glenn Halcomb   If you are a fan of theatre, we strongly recommend these 4 TV shows every theatre fan must see. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend If you love theatre, then you will love this musical comedy sitcom on the CW. The cast includes theatre veterans Santino Fontana, Vincent Rodriguez III, and Donna Lynn Champlin. Successful and driven,… Read more »

All Hail the Queen

Cynthia Erivo, the Tony Award winning actress currently starring in the Tony Award winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, is a force to be reckoned with. Check out the videos below to hear her incredible voice slay these Broadway and pop ballads.    

BIG FISH at #ThesFest16

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about… Read more »

You Know You’re a Theatre Geek When…

  1.  You go into PSD (Post Show Depression) 5 minutes after your show closes. – Emily B.   2.  You split history into BSS and ASS: Before Stephen Sondheim & After Stephen Sondheim. – Mark W.   3.  Your character shoes double as dress shoes. – Judi K.   4.  You remember all the choreography… Read more »