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Tips on Stage Lighting Boards

A live light show, whether it is for a band or for a theatrical performance, needs lighting boards to operate. Choosing what kind of lighting boards to use can sometimes be intimidating, but if you understand the concept behind the most basic lighting boards then you can put together a strategy that...More...

How To Be a Good Juggler!

To become a good juggler (and one that keeps improving their skills all the time), it is very important to set yourself some long term and short term goals, and in particular to decide on a standard that you want to reach, and then aim towards it. Perhaps this will be a a particular skill such as ju...More...

Aisha Tyler Biography

Known for her work on ‘Friends’ and ‘Ghost Whisperer’, actor and comedian Aisha Tyler joins the women of ‘The Talk’ each weekday to discuss hot topics and current events....More...

The Difference Between Broadway and Regional Theaters

Both Broadway and regional theaters are capable of putting on high-caliber performances, but they have some offstage differences that may not be obvious to the average theatergoer. If you're an aspiring thespian, it may be wise to pay attention to the union status of actors in Broadway and regional ...More...

The Four Steps in the Design Process

A button hole can be a very complicated project.bouton de costume image by Gilles Paire from Fotolia.comIn theatre, the costume a character wears is much more significant and complex than a simple article of clothing. A costume can be as important as the script because it gives......More...

The Chinese Circus - 5 Reasons to See it Before You Die

If you have ever enjoyed a Chinese kung fu movie with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, or Jet Li, then you have already been exposed to the fantastic Chinese circus. All three of these stars received their training at the same place modern Chinese performers do. So, if you think seeing that kind of high-flyi...More...

Las Vegas Shows - What Type of Show Is For You?

Las Vegas is famous for its casinos, but there are also shows to see. People like the shows because: (1) they are a change of pace from the casinos, (2) some of them are family-friendly, and (3) many of them occur only in Las Vegas. The following articles takes more about the types of shows you migh...More...

Edgar Bergen One of the Pioneers of Modern Day Ventriloquism

Edgar Bergen was conceived Edgar John Bergren in Decatur, Michigan on February 16, 1903. He taught himself ventriloquism from a leaflet when he was 11. A couple of years after the fact, he appointed Chicago woodcarver Theodore Mack to shape a similarity of a vile Irish newspaperboy he knew. The head...More...

River Dance Facts

"Riverdance" is a popular theatrical stage show of Irish step dancing that tours around the world. Riverdance is most known for the fact that its dancers use intricate foot movements while their body and arms remain rigid....More...

How to Write a Theatre Performance Review

Before you write a theatre performance review, you should familiarize yourself with the work you will be reviewing. Read or reread the play if necessary, and research the playwright and the play's historical context. This will give you a basis for the review. Once you are well-informed, attend the p...More...