I need your help you guys.
I always thought the young adult Broadway-loving community was so cool because everyone’s so passionate and vocal and supportive and guess what I just learned? We’re INVISIBLE.
This month I’ve heard over and over from a few established…
One of my facebook friends just shared one of the original PTKP images from a Broadway-themed facebook fan page… so weird to see my creation on my own news feed!
I just thought I’d write something here about the status of PTKP. We have been terrible at keeping up this blog due to school and work and other life commitments. We appreciate all of our followers and everyone who has been so supportive since we started this. Anyone who wants to can submit creations (the past few months have been filled with theatre news! Tony nominations are just around the corner!) but I doubt we will be updating this very much at all from this point forward. We will keep the page up for archival purposes but any new posts will be rare. We made this blog when we were freshmen in college and now we’re approaching the end of our junior year and we don’t have as much time to mess around on the internet anymore.
Again, thanks so much for all the follows, asks, likes, reblogs, and positive comments. It’s been a really fun few years and we hope you all continue to enjoy theatre (with just the right amount of pretentiousness :P)
Anonymous asked: I was considering auditioning for a musical soon with "Edelweiss," but I'd like to know, is that too over done? If so, what songs should I consider? (I'm more of an alto, though I can do mezzo-soprano sometimes)
I personally don’t think that’s too overdone, it’s definitely a song that can show off one’s voice! I’d say go for it!
Anonymous asked: Hi so I need some advice/help so I have this problem that happens at every audition I go to. Whenever I go to sing a song. I'm always fine until I actually go up on the stage by myself. Once I'm up there on stage I get so nervous and over think so many things that I speed up the tempo of the song so it is either too fast or to slow. I don't know what to do I try breathing before but Im not sure how to keep up with the temp during auditions, after that I'm fine. I just get so nervous.
That’s a common problem that may theatre kids have. I know when I audition I definitely psych myself out just before I go onstage and get very nervous, even if I was okay a few minutes before. I think something that can help is rehearsing your song a LOT (like, more than you think you need) so that you know the pacing by heart. If it’s second nature you’re less likely to deviate from the tempo. And if while you’re auditioning you feel yourself going way too fast or too slow, consciously tell yourself to correct it. If you’re too fast, going dramatically slower will usually fix it (since you’re never as slow as you feel you are). If all else fails, try incorporating a character into your song. If you tend to always go too slow, try singing it as an elderly person who is comically off-beat. Or if a song seems to go fast when you sing it, get into the character of a caffeine-addicted teen girl. This isn’t always the best move since most directors are usually looking for your vocal ability on its own, but sometimes adding your own flair will make you memorable.
Does anyone else have tips on this?
My Dramatic Analysis Professor (via laurabenantitis)
^what I’ve been trying to explain to people for ages
Anonymous asked: Whats your IG? I need it for theIastmedia com
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imthedoctorbasicallyfun asked: Hi, I was wondering if you or any of your followers know the play Becky's New Car. I'm thinking of auditioning for Kenni, but I can't find much about the character/show online. Any help would be appreciated.
I’ve heard of it but I don’t know anything about the story or any characters. Any knowledgable poodles, please send information over to this fellow thespian. Thanks!
Anonymous asked: Any "go to" monologues you're willing to share?
I’m a Wilde fan and I did a monologue from A Woman of No Importance in my high school drama class so I’m always inclined to go for his stuff, especially if it’s for an audition for an older work. Other than that, I don’t have any specific ones I can think of but there are tons of monologue websites and books out there that can help you out. Be careful that you don’t choose anything overdone though, because a director who’s seen the same monologue forty times in one day likely won’t give you the proper consideration.