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BWW BLOG: 2018 Mantra - New Year / New MusicalsBWW BLOG: 2018 Mantra - New Year / New Musicals
by Jessica Vanek - January 18, 2018

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BWW Blog: Choosing Stage ManagementBWW Blog: Choosing Stage Management
by Student Blogger: Courtney Buzzell - January 18, 2018

If you had told me back in high school that I would end up becoming a theatre major concentrating in stage management, I would have laughed in your face. Just the term, stage management terrified me and I wanted nothing to do with it. (more...)
BWW Blog: Whee Tell the Story - Back in the Swing of ThingsBWW Blog: Whee Tell the Story - Back in the Swing of Things
by Student Blogger: Micah Patt - January 18, 2018

Ah! I only just finished the first day of classes and we're already back in the full swing of things! (more...)
BWW Blog: Whee Tell the Story: My First Semester as a WCU Musical Theatre MajorBWW Blog: Whee Tell the Story: My First Semester as a WCU Musical Theatre Major
by Student Blogger: Micah Patt - January 12, 2018

Upon arrival on August 18th, I was initially flooded with the anxiety that comes with living away from home for the first time. I'm fairly outgoing, but the thought of making new friends, establishing a positive reputation both academically and socially, and creating a new home for myself was daunting. Luckily, I'm a Musical Theatre major, so my first weekend on campus was not lonely whatsoever. (more...)
BWW BLOG: Kristin Chenoweth Rings in 2018 at The Smith Center in Las VegasBWW BLOG: Kristin Chenoweth Rings in 2018 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas
by Jessica Vanek - January 5, 2018

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BWW Blog: Stage Managing IN THE RED & BROWN WATERBWW Blog: Stage Managing IN THE RED & BROWN WATER
by Student Blogger: TJ Lyons - December 26, 2017

Hello Broadway World! It's TJ. I am currently a Junior Theatre Studies and Photography Double Major at Ithaca College (IC) in upstate New York. This past semester I was given the opportunity to Stage Manage IC Theatre Arts' (ICTA) Main Stage production of In The Red and Brown Water (RBW) by Tarell Alvin McCraney. (more...)
BWW BLOG: Surviving the First Semester of Freshman Year as a Musical Theatre MajorBWW BLOG: Surviving the First Semester of Freshman Year as a Musical Theatre Major
by Jessica Vanek - December 26, 2017

Jess here. It's a wrap. My first semester of college is over, and wow, did time fly! Now that I'm on winter break and have returned home to a warmer climate, I've had some time to relax and refuel. Reflecting on the last four months of college has been inspiring, so I thought I'd share some of the pearls of wisdom I've collected during my short tenure as a Musical Theatre student thus far. (more...)
BWW Blog: Exploring the World of Lighting and Design at Ithaca College Department of Theatre ArtsBWW Blog: Exploring the World of Lighting and Design at Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts
by Student Blogger: Breana McGlockling - December 18, 2017

Hello! I'm Breana. I am a senior at Ithaca College (IC) where I major in Theatre Production & Design. I primarily concentrate in lighting design but I am also a costume designer. (more...)
BWW Blog: OpportunityBWW Blog: Opportunity
by Student Blogger: Nicholas Palatella - December 15, 2017

Over my three and a half years in college thus far, I have been constantly asked: what is your favorite part about working in the theatre industry? As a lighting designer when that question gets presented I would quickly start thinking about the specific details about my job that I enjoy. (more...)
BWW Blog: Directing and Dramaturgy on Ithaca College's 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTONBWW Blog: Directing and Dramaturgy on Ithaca College's 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON
by Student Blogger: Isobel Duncan - December 6, 2017

Isobel here! I am a sophomore theatre studies major focusing on directing and now dramaturgy at Ithaca College. I finished assistant directing my first show within the theatre arts department, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by the late and great Tennessee Williams. (more...)
BWW BLOG: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Takes on Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music HallBWW BLOG: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Takes on Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall
by Jessica Vanek - November 17, 2017

BWW BLOG: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Takes on Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall (more...)
BWW BLOG: Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILYBWW BLOG: Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Jessica Vanek - November 14, 2017

BWW BLOG: Lyric Theatre's Thelma Gaylord Academy Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY (more...)
BWW BLOG: A Newbies Guide to CollegeBWW BLOG: A Newbies Guide to College
by Jessica Vanek - August 27, 2017

Jess here. College is a big step for any student; whether attending a local university or traveling halfway across the country to submerge yourself in a completely new pool. (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - A Finale at Beauty and the BeastBWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - A Finale at Beauty and the Beast
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - April 28, 2017

Well, here we are; Our last week of CCPA 2016/17. Our opening week of shows went extremely well, with a few minor 'cringy' moments - as to be expected with live theatre - but in all, it was an incredibly successful week! These unexpected ended up adding humour to the show, like when Cogsworth goes to look up with the Beast and Lumiere and say 'look at the Rose, it's wilting at an alarming rate' (or something like that), and the rose has disappeared, forcing the actors to improv while tech figures out how to get the rose back up there. Or when Babette's shoe flies off her foot in the tango, and our actress plays it off beautifully. It's that moment when at first you freak out, but 10 minutes later, you're dying of laughter from it. And, like I said, we have a great cast who can play it off so the audience doesn't know it's unintentional. My dad even asked me if Gaston's fall into the Orchestra pit (intentional) was supposed to happen because it seemed so real and spontaneous. (more...)
BWW Blog: Say YES to Collegiate Student GroupsBWW Blog: Say YES to Collegiate Student Groups
by Christopher Castanho - April 27, 2017

As I am graduating from Shenandoah Conservatory in the next couple weeks, I have been reflecting on the programs and faculty members that have positively impacted me during my time here, and ironically I have learned so much about myself and my craft outside the classroom. I credit a lot of my artistic growth from spending time in the dance studio, practice rooms, and rehearsal hall during late nights after classes have ended, collaborating with my peers. I think that when going into any industry it is important to have a wide understanding of communication and how to effectively talk to your teammates in order to achieve a goal. (more...)
VIDEO Blog: Keelin O'Hara - Inside Rehearsals of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO Blog: Keelin O'Hara - Inside Rehearsals of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - April 25, 2017

This week, students of the Canadian College of Performing Arts take you backstage to meet Belle. (more...)
BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - The Types of People You Meet in the AudienceBWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - The Types of People You Meet in the Audience
by Chelsey Robichaud - April 18, 2017

When you've been to many shows, you have MANY stories to tell! Not just of the amazing or 'goodish' show you saw, but interactions with audience members. In no particular order, here are my experiences! I feel that you can relate to most! (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Another Opening, Another ShowBWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Another Opening, Another Show
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - April 17, 2017

It's our last week of rehearsals for Disney's Beauty and The Beast and I am eyes-deep in frilly bloomers and life sized household objects. We have a finished show which continues being polished each day and it's so beautiful. I cannot believe how we have managed to pull together such an incredible and professional looking show in the amount of time we have been working. (more...)
VLOG: Joscelyne Tamburri - Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVLOG: Joscelyne Tamburri - Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - April 14, 2017

CCPA Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast' Live in Victoria, April 21-29 at the McPherson Playhouse. (more...)
BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - HAND TO GOD at Majestic Repertory TheatreBWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - HAND TO GOD at Majestic Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - April 11, 2017

Jess here. Las Vegas is known for its groundbreaking entertainment and risky performances. The production I just saw of HAND TO GOD at the newly-opened Majestic Repertory Theatre is no exception to the rule. This show was undoubtedly the funniest work I have ever seen, thanks to the actors and director, Troy Heard. HAND TO GOD follows Jason, a troubled teenage boy with a strange connection to his homemade puppet. Jason struggles to please his recently widowed mother who has put together a daily 'Puppet Practice' group in the basement of a local Texas Lutheran Church. Things slowly start to spiral out of control when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, seems to develop a sinister mind of his own. Chaos and consequences ensue, as Jason and Tyrone ultimately go wild. (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Putting It All TogetherBWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Putting It All Together
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - April 6, 2017

While in the midst of only our 2nd week of rehearsal, I am astonished at the rate that our musical is coming together. I am so used to working 2 hours a day, 2-3 times a week, painstakingly watching piece by piece slowly mend to one another; a snail's pace compared to this. (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - The Start of Something NewBWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - The Start of Something New
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - March 31, 2017

With my first year of college classes over, (it's so weird saying that!) we are officially into rehearsals for 'Disney's Beauty and The Beast.' These first few rehearsals have been so amazing and eye-opening; it's my first time working in this type of atmosphere and having absolute focus just on the show is so refreshing. (more...)
BWW Blog: Keanna Irving - The King's Players Presents THE CRUCIBLEBWW Blog: Keanna Irving - The King's Players Presents THE CRUCIBLE
by Guest Blogger: Keanna Irving - March 29, 2017

Strange things are happening in the bottom floor of an office building in New York City's Financial District. (more...)
BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - My Top Five Favorite Things About JULIE'S GREENROOMBWW Blog: Kellie Williams - My Top Five Favorite Things About JULIE'S GREENROOM
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - March 24, 2017

Julie Andrews' new Netflix series, Julie's Greenroom, premiered last Friday. I didn't expect to like it since it is geared toward younger audiences, but I ended up loving it! It features really catchy songs and many important lessons about all the different parts of the arts: from singing as a group and writing songs together to improv and even clowning. Here are five of my favorite things about the show: (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Latest HappeningsBWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Latest Happenings
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - March 24, 2017

After countless hours of rehearsal over many months, All That Jazz, our production with the Naden Band is officially over. I am so proud of our school and the Naden band-of the Royal Canadian Navy - thought I would clarify who they were) for the amazing 2 shows we put on. It's a strange thing to have something we have spent so long getting ready for to be over in just 1 day and now we are completely moving on, it feels all too sudden. That's showbiz I guess. I must admit the nights off since we are no longer rehearsing for the show are nice. Though, we won't be missing musical rehearsals for too long; we startDisney's Beauty and The Beast rehearsals Saturday! But, like I was saying, this is the last week of real school where we have our final handwritten assignments due (and a lot of them!). It's nice to have those nights off to finish homework or get a few extra hours of sleep, even if we do miss rehearsals. (more...)

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