Articles on ‘Advice’
If you couldn’t already tell from part one of Coffee With…Dana Jolly, she is a superwoman. From overcoming genetic conditions through sheer dedication and discipline, to becoming one of Australia’s most wanted choreographers and teachers, Jolly has proven herself time and time again as a force to be reckoned with. In part two of our… Read more.
For a man who spends a lot of time on planes and cruise ships, Nathan Foley’s feet are planted firmly on the ground. Nathan’s day job is to sing his heart out and tour the world as a guest entertainer for some of the major cruise liners. With an international professional career spanning 26 years,… Read more.
With Priscilla Queen of the Desert auditions kicking off in Melbourne next week, we thought we would pull together a little information to help all those preparing to strut their stuff. General Information Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is based on the the hit 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which starred… Read more.
Serena Hill has been Head of Casting at Sydney Theatre Company since 2003, and after an incredible career Down Under, she is heading home to England with her family. For now. I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a quick chat with Serena about her time here in Oz, London, and steal some inside tips… Read more.
Dana Jolly is a renowned Australian performer, choreographer and in-demand freelance teacher with a professional career that spans over forty years, both in Australia and internationally. Dana’s performing credits in the UK include Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Song And Dance, Shall We Dance tour, and over the years working with artists such as Ray Charles, Madonna and… Read more.
When it comes to practising your craft eight shows a week, it’s a very personal thing. Everybody works differently and what will work for some, may not work for others. This week, I wanted to talk about exactly that: how can we perform at optimum level, all day, everyday? And the answer is, we can’t…. Read more.
There is a chill in the air, dark clouds build on the horizon, and a palpable sense of apprehension can be felt as we realise that it is that time of the year again… TAX TIME. Like many aspects of life working as a performer, tax time can have its own unique challenges. Can you… Read more.
From Rachel: My very first paid job in the industry involved me being topless on stage. (In my defence, I was wearing a lot of body jewellery, which made me FEEL significantly less topless, than I actually was.) Having grown up in a conservative family this presented a huge ethical problem for both my folks… Read more.
It has only been 18 months since Morgan Palmer graduated WAAPA, but in that time he has landed the exciting and challenging role of ‘swing’ – a member of a company who understudies several ensemble roles – in two major Australian touring shows. I sat down with Morgan, who is currently an offstage swing in… Read more.
In the final years of Drama School one does numerous full-blown shows in preparation for the professional scene. Some large scale, some small. In the case of my WAAPA class, we did about seven musicals and plays. But how much does a show at a Drama School emulate that of one in the real world? I chatted… Read more.