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Student Blogger: Aingea Venuto


Student Blog: 6 Movie Musicals To Watch To Ring In the New Year
December 29, 2021

In the year 2022, I hope we all resolve to see more musicals. We may be deprived of some of our favorite stage musicals on Broadway, so I have put together a handy list of 6 different movie musicals that you can pop on at home - to keep everyone safe, and to entertain if you are having guests for holiday festivities!

Student Blog: An Interview With Wild Indian's Composer Gavin Brivik
October 4, 2021

I felt like [composing] just felt way more fulfilling than it did performing everyday. I always felt performing had so much pressure, a lot of anxiety centered around interpretation, just the overall performing in front of audiences, while composing is a lot more personal and solitary, which just worked for my personality.

Student Blog: We're Finally Back to School! What Now?
September 10, 2021

My sister, who is a freshman, is experiencing college as a brand-new concept. It’s her first time living alone, and she didn’t adjust right away. To all of the freshmen and the returning students trying to get into the flow of things: it’s okay to be scared or homesick!

Student Blog: An Interview with Emmy-Nominated Costume Designer Christopher Hargadon
August 27, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to chat with Christopher Hargadon, a costume designer who has worked on TV shows like Hannibal and movies like Anon. He has just received a 2021 Emmy nomination for his work on The Umbrella Academy. 'Everything you do is with its own treasure, and I've worked with some wonderful people over time, both in front of the camera and behind the camera. I've got to say, the Umbrella Academy, it really is. It's so diverse and fun, and the audience is so diverse.'

Student Blog: Glorious Purpose: An Interview with 'Loki' Composer Natalie Holt
August 9, 2021

'It took me like, 10 years from graduating to starting to make a living doing it myself, solo, without assisting or anything. So yeah, just stick out if you can and just keep trying and don't be told that you can't do it, just persevere.'

Student Blog: The Body and Musical Theatre: Seven Ways to Prevent Injury and Chronic Pain
July 27, 2021

I am hypermobile, and this causes me a lot of pain. You can be hypermobile without pain, absolutely! I am not one of those people. Now, there are many things we bendy people can do while in training, rehearsals, or a show run to keep ourselves healthy, and I've compiled them here.

Student Blog: 8 Organization Tips for the Messy Musical Theatre Student
June 28, 2021

Every once in a while, take time for yourself. Go to the gym, go to the park, go to the beach - do whatever you need to remind yourself of your own human experience, and how it is supposed to be pleasant, fulfilling, and vibrant.

Student Blog: The Artist as Affected by Quarantine: An Analysis of Bo Burnham's 'Inside'
June 14, 2021

Burnham expressed his desire to re-enter standup in January of 2020... When isolation was required in March of 2020, Bo decided to use the guest house of his property to create and record a special, an effort which he believed would take a few months at most. He spent over a year writing, editing, and directing the special.

Student Blog: Keeping up the Momentum: How to Stay Artistically Active in the Summer
May 25, 2021

Without classes, we may stay stagnant in the summer - missing dance, history, and acting classes, we tend to fall off the wagon, so to speak. Luckily enough, I have created a list of things to do to keep you artistically stimulated during the long summer break!

Student Blog: Musical Theatre Playlists for Marvel Characters: Part 1
May 3, 2021

I thought it was high time to make some mini musical theatre playlists based on Marvel characters, containing anywhere from 5-10 songs.

Student Blog: Love Songs from Musicals For Your Solitary Pining
April 19, 2021

Anyone who knows me knows I make a mean romantic playlist. Without further ado, here are some musical theatre love songs for those days alone when you wish for someone to hold you.

Student Blog: 11 Theatre-Adjacent Movies for Your Next Movie Night
April 2, 2021

Whether you do it in-person with your 'quarantine bubble', or online using a service like Netflix Party or Discord's video screening feature, here are some theatre movies and pro-shots to add to your Friday night plans.

Student Blog: 8 Albums and Discographies That NEED to be Turned into Jukebox Musicals - IMMEDIATELY!
March 12, 2021

In a world where any jukebox musical is possible, here are 7 that might get your creative gears turning.

Student Blog: Six Degrees of Separation - Theatre Edition!
March 2, 2021

If you haven’t heard of the game Six Degrees of Separation, you’re missing out BIG TIME. Six Degrees is the kind of game you play on a road trip in hour 7 out of 12, when everything else has become boring. 

BWW Blog: The Phenomenon of the Musical Theatre Meme
February 4, 2021

Today we will explore the humble beginnings of the musical theatre meme, and follow its path into the mainstream.