4 May, 2011

A Sense of Entitlement

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 May 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agent, auditions, backstage, behavior, business, failure, Jobs, mistakes, moderators, professional relationships, professionalism, Representation|0 Comments

I wish this article had been around when I was graduating. My first year out of school was the hardest year of my life. I quickly learned that my BFA meant nothing in LA. I had an edge for getting temp jobs because I had a degree, but that was about it. I got very lucky landing [...]

28 Apr, 2011

Upright Cabaret Alumni on TV & In Theaters!

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 April 28th, 2011|AMC, Broadway, Chad Kimball, Christina Aguilera, Frenchie Davis, Memphis, Movies, Musicals, NBC, The Voice, Theaters, TV, Upright Cabaret|0 Comments

I am so excited for my dear friends at Upright Cabaret this week! Their alumni are making big waves!Follow Upright Cabaret on Facebook for more updates!1. Frenchie Davis made her debut on NBC's The Voice on Tuesday night and she absolutely KILLED it! Here's a video of Frenchie singing "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry. Here's hoping [...]

1 Apr, 2011

How Failure Worked for Me

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 April 1st, 2011|actors, Advice, behavior, business, casting, competition, failure, learning, lessons, mistakes, negativitiy, preparation, professionalism, Tips|0 Comments

By Paul RussellFrom Backstage.com For years I had a deeply personal secret. Only family and some acquaintances I knew from the era of bell-bottom pants and a CB in every Ford Pinto were aware of my shame: I failed seventh grade.You may chuckle or chortle, but it still remains a deep wound to my spirit. One [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Importance of Professional Relationships

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 March 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, auditions, behavior, Caitlin O'Brient, casting, comparisons, competition, Jobs, professional relationships, professionalism, social media, University of Miami Musical Theater Program|0 Comments

By: Caitlin O'Brient   Very recently I was given an amazing offer to work on a production of Guys & Dolls being produced by the former head of the theater program I graduated from. Never in a million years did I think I would be stepping back into the shoes of Miss Adelaide this soon [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Ugly of Our Trade

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 March 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agency, Agent, auditions, backstage, behavior, business, casting, competition, Jobs, paul russell, preparation, professionalism, Representation|0 Comments

As I promised yesterday, here it is...THE UGLY OF OUR TRADEBy: Paul RussellFrom: Backstage.comRecently I was talking to an agent regarding two actors I had brought to his/her agency. For the sake of clarity and protection of all involved, I'll name her Sue. (Why oh why do I hear Johnny Cash in the background?)Sue was [...]