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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Ultimate Triple Threat: What is a Swing? by Emma Houlahan

Swings are the backbone of theatre performers and the ultimate triple threat. But exactly what do they do and what does it take to be a brilliant swing? Let's find out!

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Friday, March 1, 2024

How to Shine at Showcase by Emma Houlahan

Showcase is one of the most anticipated yet stressful moments in a drama student's career. But worry not, here are our tips on how to shine at showcase!

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Demystifying the Art of Belting by Emma Houlahan

Belting is a vocal quality most associated with musical theatre, but it's also one of the most mysterious. Discover how to belt correctly and explore your voice!

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Our Top 5 Tips on Acting Through Song by Emma Houlahan

If you’re a singing actor (or an acting singer) but want to dive deeper into the world of acting through song, here are our top 5 tips to get you started!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Discovering Your Voice Type & Range by Emma Houlahan

Wondering how to identify your voice type? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Learn how to discover and then extend your vocal range.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Side Hustles for Actors – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly by Emma Houlahan

Side hustles are a necessity in the life of an actor. But it can be tricky to balance your true career with something else that will pay the bills. Let's explore the pros and cons of some co…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

What’s in the Bag? Essentials for Auditions, Rehearsals & Tech Week by Emma Houlahan

Performers are always running around with big backpacks, but what’s actually in those bags? Follow our bag checklist to help you plan every step of the way before a show!

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Friday, October 20, 2023

How to Discover a Character Voice by Emma Houlahan

Have you ever been interested in doing voice over for cartoons? Or maybe you want to explore a character voice for an upcoming play? Whether you’re looking to use your…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Top Tips on How to Nail Your Dance Call by Emma Houlahan

"5,6,7,8!" Did your heart just skip a beat? Dance calls can be a scary thing for the most confident of performers. Discover how to boost your confidence and prepare for your next dance call.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Dive into the World of Wigs, Wardrobe & Makeup with Bebe Brunjes! by Emma Houlahan

Discover what it takes to become a triple threat designer, as well as a triple threat performer, with hair, wardrobe, and makeup creative, Bebe Brunjes!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

You’re the First! Top Tips on Originating a Role by Emma Houlahan

"Wait, no-one's played this role before...ever?!" Originating a role is a very exciting, if slightly daunting opportunity. Emma Houlahan offers her advice on the process!

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Sit Down With Dialect Coach & Performer, Becca Barrett by Emma Houlahan

In the next interview in our Multi-Hyphenate series, we sat down with dialect coach and performer, Becca Barrett, to talk all things voice!

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Monday, July 31, 2023

Find the Perfect Pop/Rock Song for Your Next Audition by Emma Houlahan

With so many new musicals centered around pop/rock artists, it’s now more commonplace to need a pop/rock audition song. But how do you choose which one? Let's take a look!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

The Multi-Hyphenate Series: Director-Choreographer-Maker Jacob Wolstencroft by Emma Houlahan

In our next instalment of the Multi-Hyphenate Series, we get the pleasure of deep diving into the world of directing with multi-hyphenate Jacob Wolstencroft!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Starting Your Career as a Self-Represented Actor by Emma Houlahan

Emerging into the industry without agency representation can feel scary. But fear not! Being self-represented will not hold you back from working, and here's why!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Finding Your First Agent by Emma Houlahan

Finding your first agent can seem like a daunting task. Our latest blog post guides you through the journey with some top tips for a fulfilling process!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The Multi-Hyphenate Interviews: Chris Tsujiuchi (Musical Director & Performer) by Emma Houlahan

Welcome to our first instalment of the Multi-Hyphenate Series. Let's dive into the world of music directing with our first multi-hyphenate: Chris Tsujiuchi!

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Monday, April 10, 2023

The Actor’s Guide to Finances by Emma Houlahan

Let's talk money! The “Starving Artist” trope is a classic for a reason. In this crash course guide, we cover all the basics to get your finances on track.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Coming Back From Vocal Injury by Emma Houlahan

If you’ve been suffering from illness or have vocal fatigue, here's a quick reminder of the proper steps for recovery to get back to full vocal health.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

How to Set Up an At-Home Voice Over Studio by Emma Houlahan

Whether you're a novice voice over artist or have tons of experience, setting up your own home studio is a daunting task. Here are some top tips to get you started.

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

How to Become a Voice Over Artist by Emma Houlahan

Interested in becoming a voice over artist but not sure where to start? Check out our blog post to learn what you need to pursue a career in voice over.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Returning to Acting After a Break by Emma Houlahan

The thought of returning to acting after a break (for whatever reason) can feel overwhelming and scary. Here are our tips on picking up your craft again!

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Monday, October 4, 2021

9 Tips For Refreshing Your Repertoire by Emma Houlahan

It’s always a good idea to periodically refresh your repertoire so you can feel confident when walking into your next audition. Here are some top tips to help you fall back in love with yo…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards