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Ideas for a "Jesus Christ Superstar" Gala

Ideas for a "Jesus Christ Superstar" Gala

"Jesus Christ Superstar" portrays Jesus as a celebrity in his day.christ tibidabo image by Tanguy Prouvost from Fotolia.comAndrew Lloyd Webber, the British composer who later wrote musicals such as "Cats," "Evita," and "The Phantom of the Opera," opened "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1971..........[Read More]
Application Deadline for 2013 Creative Capital Grants Approaches

Application Deadline for 2013 Creative Capital Grants Approaches

Creative Capital is currently accepting online Letters of Inquiry for grants in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts for the 2013 grant period through 4 p.m. March 1, 2012.......[Read More]
Bio Brief: Tim Russert, host of 'Meet the Press

Bio Brief: Tim Russert, host of 'Meet the Press

Tim Russert, former Meet the Press host, died on June 13, 2008, of a sudden heart attack. His biography reads like a roadmap to success – good parents, strong work ethic, love for life, and preparation, preparation, preparation.......[Read More]
London's West End Theatre Records

London's West End Theatre Records

A selection of interesting records all related to London's theatre land history. Including the longest running West End show, longest running West End musical, most expensive West End show, oldest West End theatre, biggest West End theatre and the longest Shakespeare recital.......[Read More]
The Best Free Street Magic Tricks

The Best Free Street Magic Tricks

Well the internet has taken magic to another level and now you can even find free magic tricks especially since David Blaine became famous and street magic hit the scene with every one wanting to learn how to do the tricks he does, with a number of sites offering free street magic tricks. Now when y......[Read More]
How to Refinish Wooden Oars

How to Refinish Wooden Oars

If you would like to refinish wooden oars, you will need to employ specific preparation techniques, or you will end up with a disappointing finish. Wooden oars are coated with a protective varnish or wood sealant that makes them resistant to water damage. Unfortunately, this same quality makes the o......[Read More]
How to Hula Dance - It All Starts With "Hula Basics"

How to Hula Dance - It All Starts With "Hula Basics"

If you signed up for a class to learn how to Hula dance, trust me, if your teacher is any good, he/she will begin with teaching you Hula hand and foot basics before he/she strings it altogether into your first dance. By learning the "parts" to the "whole", you will gain confidenc......[Read More]
Open Calls and Auditions - How to Prepare

Open Calls and Auditions - How to Prepare

Talent should come looking like the part they're auditioning for. You might think the client has an imagination, and sometimes they do, but most of the time they don't. They don't know exactly what they want until they see it and if you can somehow come in closely resembling what they......[Read More]
NBC’s ‘Late Night’ History

NBC’s ‘Late Night’ History

NBC’s ‘Late Night’ is one of the most popular talk shows in recent American television history. Learn how this late night talk show came to be via this brief history.......[Read More]
Salsa Etiquette

Salsa Etiquette

Every public act has a certain code of conduct that has to be followed if you want to come across as a charming person. Especially when dancing is concerned, dancing solo and dancing with a partner is very different. When you dance solo, you do not really have to take care of the other person's......[Read More]
Choosing The Best Performing Arts Programs: Yale School of Drama

Choosing The Best Performing Arts Programs: Yale School of Drama

It all began in 1924. That's when Yale University founded its Department of Drama within its School of Fine Arts. It was the result of a donation from Edward S. Harkness, who had earned a B.A. from Yale in 1897. The Department of Drama's first class began taking classes in 1925. Later, Yal......[Read More]
Secrets of Private Dance Lessons - Learning to Dance One on One Versus Dancing in a Group Class

Secrets of Private Dance Lessons - Learning to Dance One on One Versus Dancing in a Group Class

Once you've gotten the basics down in group lessons, you're ready for some private lessons!You might notice that sometimes in class you end up on the wrong foot, on the wrong beat, or that things work out relatively smoothly in class but they never seem to work out as well when you're......[Read More]
Popular Types of Magic Tricks

Popular Types of Magic Tricks

Magic is a performance art that intends to amaze and astonish people. The audience for an illusion can consist of a large number of people or just a few or even one. They can make use of a large stage with a certain distance or they can be done up close. Either way if the trick leaves the audience i......[Read More]
How to Throw Cards With Surgical Accuracy

How to Throw Cards With Surgical Accuracy

One necessary skill to develop as a magician is how to hold and throw a card. This massively impressive skill is fairly easy to learn.......[Read More]
Why Amateur Is Not Too Far From Professional

Why Amateur Is Not Too Far From Professional

Without getting into the bias that amateurs have towards their type of theatre, how near to being professional are some of them? Is there a lack of opportunity for some professionals?......[Read More]
Come Experience The Unique Comedy of Jason Neistadt at Las Vegas' Best Variety Show

Come Experience The Unique Comedy of Jason Neistadt at Las Vegas' Best Variety Show

Being a Comic Vocal Impressionist takes a lot of practice, Just ask Jason Neistadt of V-The Ultimate Variety Show! Having been featured in every major resort and casino in Las Vegas, Jason has his act perfected down to the T! Elvis, Forest Gump and everyone in between, you never know who might turn ......[Read More]
Building Stage Theatres - How Much Work is Involved?

Building Stage Theatres - How Much Work is Involved?

The amount of work involved with the building of a stage varies greatly from show to show. There are a number of factors that affect the complexity of the stage design and therefore the difficulty of the stage building process.......[Read More]