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Tori320 views

How likely is it that I would be able to start a successful costume design business? Am I likely to become well-known in the field through this?

For context I have been designing costumes since I was in elementary school. My dad was a set designer for a well known private school in Iowa where I got connected and was able to start helping with the costuming. When we moved away from there he became a director at a high school which meant that I was heading up the costuming department on my own. When we moved again I was able to take full control of the costuming department of my new school and designed and made or found every costume in my final high school musical. I am getting a degree in business while double majoring in technical theater with the hope to go on and get my masters in costume design. I’m just curious if this is going to be a successful course of action or not. I would like to do costuming for theater but would be open to film as well. I also will be taking courses in special effects makeup to broaden my skill set and allow me to use a lot of my interests and skills. I am a painter, a seamstress, a drawer, a sculptor, and easily adaptable to learning new creative skills.

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Juan212 views

What's an easier way to be equity?

I want to know what are other ways to be equity for I can audition for more roles

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Meagan221 views

Do you need to know how to tap dance in order to be on Broadway ?

Hi! I’m a freshman in High School and my goal is to be on Broadway someday. I have been in performing arts since I was 4, but I’m nowhere near an expert performer. I love to dance and want to get better at it so I can get cast in more shows. However, I hate tap dancing. I tried it this year and I hate it. However, we all have to do things we hate to get to our goals, but is it an essential skill?

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When it comes to acting or wanting to be on Broadway, what is the best way not to get discourage with failed attempts at making the part you really wanted?

In all of my years of schooling- especially with performing arts- the rejection wasn't terrible or I would get the role I wanted; how would I deal with that especially since it's something I'm not entirely familiar with

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Isabella516 views

I really want to pursue a Broadway career. Will I be able to 1.) financially support myself and 2.) have a successful career.

I have been the leads in multiple musicals. I take vocal, dance( tap jazz and ballet), guitar and piano lessons. I take choir and theatre class at school and my overall vocal range is an E3 to a C#6. My belting range is from F#3 to a B4. I am thirteen soon to be fourteen so my voice has just started developing and I train my voice every day with proper care to help it belt higher. I am a mezzo soprano. #broadway #musicaltheatre #actress

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Amelia823 views

How does someone land a job on Broadway?

I work in technical theatre and I aspire to one day work on Broadway. After I earn my BFA I want to immediately start working. I want to know who to ask, who to call, who I need to know to land this dream job. I want to first just get a job running a show and prepping for shows and eventually be able to design for them. #theatre #techie #broadway #acting #actor #drama #performing-arts #performance #theater

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Taylor6619 views

What are the odds of me making in in musical theater?

Hey there! Currently a high school senior about to make the biggest decision of my life. Since I was a little girl, I have been in love with performing (seriously, I loved to sing linkin park all the time when I was two.) When I got into middle school and got my first supporting role, I knew thats what I wanted to do. It was my passion, what I looked forward to every day after school, especially so, as I am an honors student. But, as I'm getting ready to apply, and maybe audition for colleges, I'm starting to wonder if it is really worth it. I know I have potential, for sure, but is it really enough to get me to the top? My strongest suit is my singing and music. I have been taking music theory classes for about three years now and have been in choir classes since the fourth grade. I adore music with all of my heart. Only problem is that I haven't taken any acting or dance classes. I can follow a choreographer pretty well, but ask me to freestyle and I freeze up. My acting skills, I'm not to worried about, but I'm scared my singing has been more of a handicap in our school's shows. Of course I've been the lead in our drama club's shows for the past two years, but that's just the problem; 1) I haven't faced true rejection yet and 2) My school doesn't have drama classes. I don't know anything about real world auditions, along with other things people learn in Theater I and II. All I know is that I love the thrill of performing and just being able to showcase my talents and share the joy of musical theater to people who, like me currently, truly appreciate the art of theater. My stepmom is a pretty successful celebrity makeup artist, however. She's done many people's makeup and has very good relations with celebrities like Steve Martin and Edie Brickell (who wrote the 2016 tony nominated broadway show, Bright Star) and Anna Camp, amongst many others. Of course it's rude of her to talk to them still and ask favors, but the kind of influencial people that she has gathered due to her cliental may see one of the many videos she posts of me performing. This may give me a slight edge in the industry. However, this alone probably isn't enough to get me in. I just want to know if it is really realistic for me to make it on broadway. I don't care about the money or fame. I don't even care if its on or off or even off-off broadway. As long as I am performing for people, I'll be happy. I know there are certainly risks to take, but I want to know the odds of me being able to do what I love most for the early years of my life. Thank you so much for sticking to this and reading the whole thing. Any advice is seriously appreciated and taken into consideration! #theater #broadway #broadway-musicals #acting #dance #singing

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Halea1821 views

How does a typical day run for Broadway performers?

How long are practices? How frequent are they? #theater #theatre #musical-theatre #broadway

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Halea925 views

What are the best times to look for auditions?

On Broadway or for a movie in general #acting #dance #broadway #movie

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Halea735 views

What type of dancing would I need to focus on if I want to be an ensemble member?

On Broadway, should I focus on all types of dance or just on one, such as jazz? #dance #broadway

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Gill1181 views

Is a BFA in Musical theatre actually gonna help me land jobs? Or is it just useful for the taining?

I'm going into a school for my BFA in MT but I don't know if it's actually necessary. #acting #musical-theatre #broadway

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Samantha965 views

How can I get noticed by a talent agency for musical theatre?

A ton of my friends are represented by Nani-Saperstein Talent Management and I just want to know the best way to go about getting any talent management attention. Should I be the pain until the squeaky wheel gets the oil or wait for recognition in a professional manner? #acting #musical-theatre #broadway #live-theatre #musicals #casting #talent-management

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Raegan731 views

Is there any particularly good way to intern or get experience in stage management?

I want to be a stage manager, but I don't know too much about how to prepare for the career. #musical-theatre #broadway #stage-management

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Ashley3896 views

Going into college, how do I balance pursuing a career as a famous actor and a pediatrician?

I am a senior about to graduate high-school. I want to be a famous actor and am set on being a pediatrician too. I've been told doing both is impossible, but that won't stop me from doing what I love. There is so much to learn in each field and I love helping people. Both careers give me that opportunity. I feel like at this point I'm off to a good start both academically and professionally and I want to ensure I stay on the right path to accomplish both. Thank you, Ashton. #pre-med #pediatrician #film #theatre #actor #film-acting #musical-theatre #broadway

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Jill1259 views

Are there internships or non-competitive jobs that will help an actor make connections, build up a resume, and find opportunities?

I am an aspiring musical theatre actor, and I want to know how I can use my skills and time before I graduate high school and college to get ahead. #internships #acting #theatre #musical-theatre #broadway #stage-management #audition #theater-tech #personal-development #job-application

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Sofia1895 views

What are some good audition tips?

I have auditioned for lots of plays, but they're all for children's theatre. I'm scared that when I audition for actual theatre, I'll freeze up and make myself look like an idiot. Do any actors/actresses have any good tips to help with preparation, nerves, and presentation? #acting #theatre #musical-theatre #broadway

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Joel5315 views

what is the annual salary for a broadway performer

how much is given, is it a lot for expensive luxury #professor #singer #director #actors #broadway #dancers

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Katie3441 views

what is it like being on broadway? any advice?

do you guys have any advice on becoming a Broadway performer? or can you tell me what its like? i'm 14 and have a passion for acting i have been acting sense i was little and i dream of someday being on Broadway. i'm trying to get straight A's so i can get a scholarship to Julliard the performing arts college in New York. but its a tough school to get into. i don't know if i could make it in cause i'm not as talented as some of the many people trying to get into that school. but if there are any former Broadway performers reading this please could you give me some advice or tell me what its like to be up there? thanks-Katie #acting #actors #actress #broadway #broadway-musicals #performers

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