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Guest Blog: Five Things Actors Can Do While Waiting For A Cast ListGuest Blog: Five Things Actors Can Do While Waiting For A Cast List
by Guest Blogger: Brynn Bonne - June 19, 2017

We've all been there. We've all had that feeling of anticipation between an audition and the call from the casting team to inform us if we've made the cut. You go over your audition, you sit there in agony, you talk to your friends who also auditioned seeing if they know anything, though they are most of the time in the same boat as you, you even contemplating calling the directorial team yourself. All of these are HUGE red flags. There's nothing you can do about it once you step out of the audition room. You've done your part, let them do theirs. Trust that they will make the best choice. On the odd time that it takes a little longer than you can hope, here are some things to do in the meantime to keep your mind off of the anticipation. (more...)
BWW Blog: HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS Soars Into Second Week of RehearsalsBWW Blog: HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS Soars Into Second Week of Rehearsals
by Emma Suttell - June 19, 2017

As Sandra Day O'Connor wraps up it's second week of rehearsals for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, rehearsal progress is intensifying and the shows are less than a month away. How to Succeed plays on July 7th and 8th at 2:30pm at Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Phoenix, Arizona; ticket prices are yet to be announced. (more...)
BWW BLOG: CABARET JAZZ SPRING 2017 - Good Things Always Come in Three'sBWW BLOG: CABARET JAZZ SPRING 2017 - Good Things Always Come in Three's
by Jessica Vanek - June 12, 2017

CABARET JAZZ SPRING 2017 - GOOD THINGS ALWAYS COME IN THREE'S (more...)
BWW Blog: Casting Results of HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHSBWW Blog: Casting Results of HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS
by Emma Suttell - June 11, 2017

The How to Succeed cast has been announced for this year's summer intensive at Sandra Day O'Connor High School and the students have several things to say. Everyone in the cast has successfully made it through an intense week of auditions, callbacks, and vocal rehearsals, and several of them are already proud of the immense progress everyone in the cast has made. (more...)
BWW Blog: Before the Audition with HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHSBWW Blog: Before the Audition with HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS
by Emma Suttell - June 3, 2017

The beginning of Sandra Day O'Connor's Summer Intensive is only 2 days away, and all members of the cast are elated to share details about the audition process. (more...)
BWW Previews: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Seaside PavilionBWW Previews: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Seaside Pavilion
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - June 1, 2017

Happiness is... rehearsing a musical! The six cast members of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN are hard at work memorizing and perfecting the show at the Seaside Pavilion. (more...)
BWW BLOG: SOMEONE WILL KNOW HER NAME - CARRIE THE MUSICAL TAKES ON LAS VEGASBWW BLOG: SOMEONE WILL KNOW HER NAME - CARRIE THE MUSICAL TAKES ON LAS VEGAS
by Jessica Vanek - June 1, 2017

SOMEONE WILL KNOW HER NAME - CARRIE THE MUSICAL TAKES ON LAS VEGAS (more...)
High School Drama: Tullahoma High School's WILLIAM KUEBITZHigh School Drama: Tullahoma High School's WILLIAM KUEBITZ
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 30, 2017

Among those students feted for their outstanding performances was Tullahoma High School's William Kuebitz, a top three finalist for his performance as Bert in Mary Poppins. Performing 'Step in Time' from the show, William gained a thunderous ovation from his fellow actors and other supporters in the audience that night, which was the culmination of his high school career. (more...)
BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Sandra Day O'Connor High School Summer IntensiveBWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Sandra Day O'Connor High School Summer Intensive
by Emma Suttell - May 26, 2017

As the school year comes to a close, the window opens for summer intensives. This year, located in Phoenix, Sandra Day O'Connor High School is holding their annual "Theatre Rocks" Summer Camp. For incoming 7th through 12th graders, the school is putting on a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in a short rehearsal process of only five weeks. (more...)
High School Drama: Hillsboro High's ASHTON HARRISHigh School Drama: Hillsboro High's ASHTON HARRIS
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Nashville High School Musical Theatre Award (which in 2017 became known as The Spotlight Awards) as best actor in a musical, Ashton Harris is yet another starring light in Kristin Moon and Will Butler's company of outstanding young actors at Hillsboro High School. (more...)
High School Drama: Siegel High's Spotlight Award-nominated CALEB MITCHELLHigh School Drama: Siegel High's Spotlight Award-nominated CALEB MITCHELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

The role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrance McNally musical Ragtime is one coveted by actors of all ages - not the least of whom is Siegel High School student Caleb Mitchell, who took on the challenge of bringing the character to life in his school's production of the show earlier this spring. And for his efforts, Mitchell was one of three finalists for The Spotlight Award, the culmination of the 2016-17 Nashville High School Music Theatre Awards. (more...)
High School Drama: Central Magnet's Spotlight Award-winning SEVON ASKEWHigh School Drama: Central Magnet's Spotlight Award-winning SEVON ASKEW
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

If the theater community had its own royal family and nobility, then it would make perfect sense that young Sevon Askew, recently awarded a Spotlight Award as best male soloist for his performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, would be a crown prince. The son of Susan Arnold Walsworth, who has appeared on numerous stages in the midstate, he's the nephew of David Arnold (perhaps best known for his portrayal of Shrek in the musical about the gentle green ogre - a role Sevon has played, as well) and Cat Arnold (who's currently onstage in ACT 1's Noises Off). Talent, it would seem, runs through certain families. (more...)
High School Drama: Davidson Academy's Spotlight Award-Winning ALEXANDRA CHOPSONHigh School Drama: Davidson Academy's Spotlight Award-Winning ALEXANDRA CHOPSON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

As the school year winds down, and students are scattered to the winds this summer, Davidson Academy's Alexandra Chopson closes out the year on a definite high: Last Saturday night, she was presented the Spotlight Award for best supporting actress in a musical at the Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards for her performance as Wednesday Addams in her school's production of The Addams Family. (more...)
Ease On Down to South Philadelphia High School for THE WIZEase On Down to South Philadelphia High School for THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

With support from the Public Citizens for Children's Picasso Project + Youth and the Curtis Institute of Music's ArtistYear Fellowship Program, South Philadelphia High School, in collaboration with the Curtis Institute of Music's ArtistYear program, presents The Wiz, the musical, on May 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. at South Philadelphia High School's own 1400-seat historic auditorium located at 2101 S. Broad St. Tickets are available at the door as pay-what-you-wish. (more...)
Chita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith CenterChita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith Center
by Jessica Vanek - May 8, 2017

CHITA RIVERA AND SETH RUDETSKY TAKE THE STAGE AT THE SMITH CENTER LAS VEGAS (more...)
BWW Previews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Ciampa Performing Arts CenterBWW Previews: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Ciampa Performing Arts Center
by Emily Holzman - May 4, 2017

Almost every family and community has some sort of tradition that continues throughout the years, despite any changes the group goes through. This idea is reflected in the show Fiddler on the Roof, as many of the plot points in the show are based on traditions that the people of Anatevka don't remember the origins of. Inspired by the show, I decided to ask the cast and crew of Tyngsborough High School's production of Fiddler on the Roof what their favorite tradition has been throughout their Tyngsborough theatre career. (more...)
BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS JR. at Susquehanna Stage CompanyBWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS JR. at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - April 28, 2017

Most everyone knows the story of "The Princess and the Pea", but few know what actually happened. For instance, did you know that Princess Winnifred, from the Ragnarok Marsh Lilies, actually swam the moat to reach the castle? You'll learn about this and much more from Susquehanna Stage Company's next show, Once Upon a Mattress Jr.! (more...)
BWW Blog: Why Filming Broadway Shows Live Onstage is so ImportantBWW Blog: Why Filming Broadway Shows Live Onstage is so Important
by Emily Holzman - April 27, 2017

With the success of shows such as NEWSIES being filmed live onstage, it's proven that shows filmed live on stage are beneficial, so why aren't more shows doing it? (more...)
BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!
by Guest Blogger: Marissa Emerson - April 27, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25th the Greater Philadelphia Cappies released their list of Award Nominees for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)
BWW Feature: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The ArtsBWW Feature: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - April 26, 2017

OHP is burning up the quarter mile at Scarborough High School as opening night speeds towards them. The cast is hard at work polishing this iconic musical for the first performance on May 4th. (more...)
BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Seuss' Stories Onstage!BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Seuss' Stories Onstage!
by Guest Blogger: Emma Suttell - April 26, 2017

As I am typing, engulfed in a cloud of hairspray accompanied by several shades of unusual eyeshadow colors. To close out the 2016-17 theatre season, I am part of the cast of Seussical at a small, local theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. In this whirlwind of a show, which intertwines several of Dr. Seuss' beloved stories, I play the role of Mrs. Mayor, the mother of Jojo, a boy who loves to think. The Whos are an extravagant group of people with unusual hairstyles (hence the presence of hairspray sticking to my floor) and an obsession with the colors yellow and turquoise.  (more...)
BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Applying for College and Choosing Your PathBWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Applying for College and Choosing Your Path
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - April 24, 2017

Hello, readers! It's been a long time since I've uploaded an article. My high school readers know that the January to April area is a particularly difficult one, especially with AP classes, senior events, and college decisions. I decided that this article should be an update on my past three months and a guide for future seniors who hit those college and future obstacles. (more...)
Lambert High School to Groove with GREASE This MayLambert High School to Groove with GREASE This May
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Take a trip back to the 1950's as the Acting Troupe of Lambert moves and grooves in Grease, the original high-school musical! (more...)
Mountain Crest Drama to Stage MOTHER HICKS This SpringMountain Crest Drama to Stage MOTHER HICKS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

In the year 1935 times are hard for everyone, but especially for Girl, who-with no family of her own-gets passed around from household to household, until, following clues and whisperings of her heart, she encounters the eccentric Mother Hicks. (more...)
High School Drama: Franklin Road Academy's MICAH FRIZZELLHigh School Drama: Franklin Road Academy's MICAH FRIZZELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 21, 2017

The calendar is fast approaching commencement season all over the country and seniors in high school theater programs are preparing for their final shows on their familiar stomping grounds - like Nashville's Franklin Road Academy senior Micah Frizzell. As he prepares to open tonight in director/educator Ross Bolen's musical update of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (he plays Don John), he's already looking ahead to next fall when he enrolls at Syracuse University as part of their group of 24 incoming freshmen for the BFA Musical Theater program. (more...)

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