New York or Bust: Interview with Performer Emily Whitley

 

In this episode, we were so excited to chat with Emily Whitley, who made the move to New York to pursue her Broadway dreams! Before her move, you may have seen her in local productions like “Head over Heels” at Actor’s Express.

You’ll get to hear all the nitty-gritty details about finding a place to live, earning income while still saving time to audition and train, as well as embarking on the search for an agent.

Emily’s determination, persistence, and resiliency during this process is something we know will inspire other Broadway hopefuls. We are grateful to Emily, who has agreed to keep up posted on her New York happenings so we can follow her journey. We know great things are in store!

Connect with Emily: 

Find Emily on Instagram:  @emily__whitley

And check out her website here.

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Atlanta Turned New York Performer: Interview with Danny Crowe

 

In this episode, we have the pleasure of talking with performer Danny Crowe. Danny has appeared in many local and regional productions. He shares his own journey, as well as some really fantastic advice for Broadway hopefuls.

In addition to being a performer, Danny serves as an audition coach and shares with us some of the same wisdom he shares with his students. He recommends students begin building their rep books as soon as possible and gives some insight into what that should include.

Danny is also in the exciting place of having just moved to New York City to give it a shot. He has graciously agreed to allow us to follow his progress and experiences in this process. Break a leg, Danny! We can’t wait to hear about all of your successes!

Connect with Danny for Audition Coaching: 

Email Danny: dannycrowe427@gmail or find him on Instagram @danny_crowe_actor

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A Holistic Approach to Theatre Training: Interview with Dr. Josh Turknett

 

In this episode, Josh shares his expertise on using a holistic approach to theatre training that will help our triple threats maximize both their physical and cognitive performance. Josh is a neurologist and currently spends his time consulting with clients on these very topics. Musical theatre performers face the unique challenge of needing to preserve and support both their brains and bodies. Dr. Josh offers strategies for young performers to begin building habits that will strengthen and prolong their abilities as performers.

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Rising Atlanta Star: Interview with Claudio Pestana

 

In this episode, we are excited to speak with rising Atlanta talent, Claudio Pestana. We have seen him in several performances and he’s a real standout in a range of roles. We dig into his journey on his way to Broadway and get his advice for Broadway hopefuls. He’s got great advice for finding auditions and for developing the mindset of a successful performer. You can see him perform as Merlin in the Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of “Camelot” running February 7-23. Find Claudio on Instagram @Claudio_Pestana .

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Plan Summer Intensives NOW: Interview with Ben Wolfe of Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (SSTI)

 

In this episode, we get to share one of our very favorite summer theatre intensives for middle and high schoolers, the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (SSTI). We chat with Ben Wolfe, the founder and director of this incredible program. He tells us about the program he’s developed for Broadway hopefuls, as well as for students interested in theatre tech!

Auditions for SSTI’s Summer 2020 programs open on October 1, so be sure check out the SSTI website for program and audition information.

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Finding Your Niche: Interview with Performer Jeremy Benton

 

In this episode, we are delighted to chat with performer Jeremy Benton. Jeremy has made a career for himself on Broadway and beyond as a “song and dance man.” You’ll most often find him playing roles in classic musicals like Billy Lawler in “42nd Street,” Don Lockwood in “Singin’ in the Rain,” and Phil Davis in “White Christmas.”

Jeremy talks about his own career path, finding his niche as a performer, and offers great advice for Broadway hopefuls.

Many thanks to Jeremy for also sharing the wonderful selection of photos below. Scroll down to see!

Find Jeremy online:

Find Jeremy on Facebook at Tap Therapy with Jeremy or on Instagram @jeremywbenton.

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Exciting Announcements and Musicality Now Interview


 

This episode is a departure from our standard format. First, we start off with three big pieces of news. You’ll have to listen to find out what they are! But our links below may give you hints.

After our news reveal, we are doing a rebroadcast of the “Musciality Now” podcast interview Josh did recently. It has practical advice and strategies for maximizing your musical growth through effective practice as Josh presents his neuroscience-based methods.

Helpful links from this episode:

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Bringing Up Broadway: Three Things Musical Theatre Did for My Child (and for the World) – BroadwayWorld.com

We are super excited to share Jenny’s first column on BroadwayWorld.com!

We hope you’ll read it and share it widely!  You can read the article here. 

We will continue to share her columns on this website and our social media pages, so follow along!

 

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Writing a Musical: Interview with Broadway Performer and Musical Writer Brad Bass

 

What a treat to get to talk with Broadway Performer and Musical Writer Brad Bass! His incredible journey took him from a tobacco farm in Ringgold, VA to Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Memphis,” and “Jersey Boys.”

Now Brad’s journey takes him to the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival where the show “The Collins Boy” that he co-wrote with Cari Joy will be one of four featured performances!

Enjoy this episode where we explore these unique career paths have taken Brad and learn about the process of launching a new musical! It’s an eye-opening glimpse into the process.

We hope you’ll also join us at the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival on August 12 to see “The Collins Boy!” It’s being performed at Theatrical Outfit on Luckie Street in Atlanta. You may also wish to get a package of four tickets to see all the featured selections. Get tickets and more information here: https://www.theamtf.com/2019-official-selections

Follow The Collins Boy Musical Facebook Page:

Follow along with the progress of this new musical on The Collins Boy Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thecollinsboymusical/

Find Brad at Orbit Arts Academy:

You can learn more about Orbit Arts Academy here: http://orbitartsacademy.com/ 

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Jimmy Awards Finalist: Follow Up Interview with Jessi Kirtley


 

Join us for a quick check in with Shuler Award winner and Jimmy FINALIST Jessi Kirtley of Roswell High School. As you may recall from our first episode with Jessi, she was on her way to New York to represent Georgia in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (a.k.a. the Jimmy Awards!). 

In this episode, Jessi joins us once again to recap her experience at the Jimmy Awards and to talk about her incredible accomplishment of being one of four female finalists!  

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series in tomorrow’s episode with Harrison Lewis, who won the 2019 Shuler for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Listen to our Original Interview with Jessi Kirtley

You can also go back and hear our original episode with Jessi here: http://www.atlantatobroadway.com/2019/06/19/shuler-award-winner-part-1-interview-with-jessi-kirtley/


Listen to our Episode about the Shuler Awards

You can learn more about the Shuler Awards in this episode where we got to chat with the committee that organizes the awards: http://www.atlantatobroadway.com/2019/05/16/georgia-high-school-musical-theatre-awards-interview-with-the-shuler-awards-committee/

Watch the Shuler Awards

You can watch the 2019 Shuler Awards Ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=UOlq9da_q5g

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