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ASPIRATIONS: Have any of you worked on broadway?
« on: Mar 14, 2007, 11:47 am »
I have been involved in theatre throughout my life. I would love to be onstage for a broadway musical especially les mis, but I have never been very good at signing and acting, so I have done mostly tech, and I like it. I have been thinking about being a stage manager. My problem is there are other things in my life that I would like to do. I also know I want to get married and have a family which I think would be very hard to do if you are working in theatre. I would like to do something in theatre after I graduate from high school. The college I'am going to allows you to do theatre without getting a degree in it, so I could do that and get the degree that I would like, and still have some experience for broadway. So I'am really confused right now. Do any of you have any good advice? How hard would it be to get a job on broadway? Is there any colleges that have good stage managment programs? Have any of you worked on broadway and what shows have you done? Have any of you done acting onstage jobs as well as stage manager?
I know this is really confusing
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Cassandra
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Re: Have any of you worked on broadway?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2007, 01:14 pm »
I concur with a lot that scoot said.  To add, you said:

The college I'am going to allows you to do theatre without getting a degree in it, so I could do that and get the degree that I would like...

So is there something specific besides theatre you have in mind?  Go ahead and major in that and take the theatre classes as electives, or maybe minor in theatre (this might be a good option to help you get positions: just because the school *allows* non-majors to participate, they may give preference to students enrolled in the programs.)

Here's the other thing...  you can always change majors, if after majoring in something else you decided that theatre is really for you.  I didn't settle in as a theatre major until my junior year.
FYI, while I haven't worked in B'way, I have a number of friend who do/have...  Nearly all of them have a college degree but not all in theatre (eg. 1 studied math, 1 psych, 1 geology...)  You are not closing the door on broadway if you major in something other than theatre.
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Re: Have any of you worked on broadway?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 26, 2007, 04:30 pm »
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Re: Have any of you worked on broadway?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2007, 10:47 am »
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so I could do that and get the degree that I would like, and still have some experience for broadway. So I'am really confused right now. Do any of you have any good advice?

Hmmm... I'm getting mixed messages from your post.  Which is understandable, seeing that you're confused about the subject.  But what I'm hearing is that there is something that you like to do, more than theatre, that you want to get a degree in.  To me, it seems to be a contradiction to work towards in a degree in subject A, and then say that you want to work in subject B after college.  Not that being a well-rounded person is bad, or having interests outside of theatre is bad.

My understanding of getting into the tight knit theatre world of Broadway means goign to NYC and working as exsclusively in theatre as you can.  I know that others have 'day jobs' that help them pay the bills until they are working enough to have theatre cover their bills, but their day jobs are not career-track type jobs.  I believe that it would be difficult to work in a career-track job, and try to work part-time in the broadway scene.

Thankfully, you're young yet, so you have time to think things through, and follow were life takes you.  Go with the degree that you're interested in - it will make college a much better experience to study what has your attention.  And then see where you're at afterwards.

What is the other subject that you want to get your degree in?

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Re: Have any of you worked on broadway?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 31, 2007, 11:22 am »
Have you thought about starting out at a large university without a declared major?  My brother is in a similar situation not knowing what he wants to study and that is what I recommended to him.  Large schools do give you the advantage of being able to study just about anything you want, but you have to be sold on the large university environment or else you'll just be miserable.  Deciding where to go to school is a tough decision, good luck.
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