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If at First You Don’t Succeed…Learn How to Navigate Return Auditions

These days, auditioning two, three, four, or more times isn’t an anomaly—it’s often the norm. “In this industry you get told ‘no’ all the time, so auditioning is your job,” says Houston-based musical theater dancer Courtney Chilton. Depending on what corner of the dance scene you’re in, “You might spend more time auditioning than on contracts.”

What Musicals Will Light Up Marquees When Broadway Returns?

With Dr. Anthony S. Fauci suggesting that it may be safe for theaters to reopen this fall—a factor that largely depends on distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine—we’ve been (cautiously) excited about what may be lighting up the Great White Way when the time comes. Here’s a rundown of what’s on the horizon. As with any […]

What It's Been Like Performing Throughout the Pandemic

The world looked different when I started rehearsals for the world tour of The Phantom of the Opera. It was January 2019, and my only concerns were to put on the best show possible and to enjoy my time on tour. That December, we settled down in the city of Busan to begin our nine-month […]

Inside the Summer Intensive for Broadway Choreographers-To-Be

“Go to your choreographers” is the command, and ten 20-somethings sort themselves into two groups at either side of a studio at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in midtown Manhattan. On one side they become three students gossiping in a schoolroom as another enters alone; on the other, it’s a guy sauntering into a club where […]