Theatre

“It’s a fine line, trying to make somebody who exists, who’s already larger-than-life, your own and not seeming like a caricature.” – Casting Director Carmen Cuba Daniel Kaluuya, Renée Zellweger, Rami Malek, Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Gary Oldman, Alicia Vikander, Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne, Matthew McConaughey, and Daniel Day-Lewis are all actors, but they have another
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In ‘Old’, director M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest film, the twist – and there’s always a twist in his films – is his best in years. It’s surprising and makes perfect sense for the story. Unfortunately, the events leading up to it don’t match the eventual big reveal. The story is set in an idyllic island
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Michael Ball effortlessly brings Hairspray The Musical back to London’s West End with a side offering of panache and glamour. Slipping into Edna’s shoes and dancing around the outlandishly candy-coloured set that pays homage to 1960s Baltimore, this feel-good classic packed with flamboyant characters is enough to get even the most despondent theatregoer off their
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[embedded content] Happy birthday, Patrick Stewart! The beloved Star Trek star turned 81 years old yesterday. In 2020, Stewart returned to his most famous role — Jean-Luc Picard — in the CBS All-Access (and later Paramount+) series Star Trek: Picard for the first time since the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis. The second season of
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As an actor, you understand the importance of getting great headshots. However, what looks great to you may not be what casting directors have in mind. Fortunately, this helpful guide will teach you what looks to go for, so you always have a significant advantage. How to Pose for Actor Headshots The first thing to
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While it’s only been a couple of years, find myself already waxing nostalgically about my first year as a theatre major. That year was a great growing experience but also incredibly difficult, so this one is for all you baby theatre students wandering wide-eyed into the world of university theatre.  Study the business side of
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“What’s important is to find out, or try and understand, what happens to a person after the event…. What happens to you when you come to terms with some terrible thing you’ve done?” – Alfred Molina Emmy Award-nominated actor Alfred Molina has had plenty experience playing unscrupulous characters in film and television and on stage, but he
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As we emerge from our extended COVID slumber and began to return to those activities we have missed so much, we have an opportunity to, as some politicians have said, come back better than before, to apply what we have learned while we were locked down in our homes. Post-show talkbacks are events that theater
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“There are all sorts of little keys that unlock the door for you to get into a character.” – Gary Oldman Academy Award-winning actor Gary Oldman received his third Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. “Mank” Mankiewicz” in David Fincher‘s Netflix film Mank. It’s an extraordinary performance in
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Ah, the musical episode. Many people joke that a musical episode is a sign for the end of a television program. Often, they are seen as low quality tv. I, however, love them. I was watching Lucifer, the musical episode, and it inspired me to write about other ones. However, instead of making a list
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