“Where should I audition?” There are literally hundreds of musical theatre programs in the United States and internationally. … Read More College Audition Season: Where Should I Audition?
Since many of you will be heading on college tours this Fall, we thought we’d start by offering some suggestions for what to look for and what to ask while on campus.… Read More College Audition Season: What To Ask on School Tours?
I’m coming to the end of my three weeks of teaching in Taipei. I’ll admit this has been both a wonderful and exhausting experience. Wonderful because I love visiting new places and I’ve adored working with the students and my teaching colleagues. Exhausting because things could not be more different to me here, I’ve had… Read More What Taipei Taught Me
Trading up. It’s a phrase I didn’t hear until I moved to New York City. It’s it’s also a tempting pastime for any career-hungry individual.… Read More The Name Game: Relying on Celebrity
I’m writing this from Taipei. That’s a sentence I never, ever thought I’d write. Oh, the places you’ll go… I’m writing from Taipei, where I have the pleasure of working with some of my New York colleagues (along with wonderful new ones) on a three week musical theatre workshop for young to middle-aged performing artists.… Read More The Danger of Absolutes in Teaching
I don’t recall how I met Sam Heldt. No doubt it was through a mutual writer friend. Or maybe his talent simply proceeded him, since I was very familiar with his performances of some of my favorite contemporary songs (David Gaines & Charlie Sohne’s “I’m Just Glad,” for example…). I first worked with Sam in 2015… Read More Interview: Sam Heldt
by Timothy Huang Writing musicals can be a lonely, hilarious, cringe-worthy, awesome, depressing, exhilarating thing. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you’ve written the next “Take Me Or Leave Me”, only to have colleagues in your workshop take it, stomp all over it, then leave it twitching in the streets awaiting EMS. But… Read More 7 Notes for Writers, from 3 Directors of Note