Why everyone wants to learn about Belting …

Why everyone wants to learn about Belting …Last century, when I left drama school, everyone wanted to Belt. It seemed every musical theatre audition was all about how high and how loud and not much else. This was when Les Miz was the musical of the moment and ‘Sha-a-a-a-ammmme!” was the phrase that everyone wanted to emulate. (Thanks, Patti[1].)Back then,…

“Unless you are an enormous name, you never stop auditioning”.

“Unless you are an enormous name, you never stop auditioning”.Richard E. Grant A Few Notes on Auditions Not many people actually like auditioning but it is an unavoidable fact of life for all but a few privileged performers. However, it really doesn’t have to be such a painful experience if one applies a few basic, common sense rules and maintains…

Woman to New York Cab Driver: "Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?" Cab Driver: "Practise, lady, practise"

August 2012 After an unprecedentedly busy July, running two consecutive Complete 5 Day Courses, the Advanced Course in London and another in Helsinki immediately afterwards, I stopped to draw breath only to have it taken away by the extraordinary feats of the athletes at the Olympics.To me, the parallels between elite athletes and the training demands of elite performers are both…