Secrets of Stage Success: Your Questions Answered

Secrets of Stage Success: Your Questions Answered

by Louise Dearman, Mark Evans

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Two of the biggest musical-theatre stars working today answer questions submitted by the public on a wide range of theatrical topics.

A message from LOUISE and MARK...

This is the book for anyone who's seen a show and thought: 'That could be me...'

That's what we used to think growing up, dreaming of working in musical theatre. Now, after years of hard work, we've been lucky enough to star in some amazing shows, including Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Ghost: The Musical, Evita and Cats.

We've picked up lots of tips from other performers, and have developed our own strategies and solutions too. In this book, using this knowledge and our experiences, we want to draw back the curtain and shine a spotlight onto how you can follow in our footsteps.

What makes our book really different (and useful) is that we asked our fans worldwide to submit questions - and thank you to the hundreds of you who did. Dozens of these questions are featured here, covering every aspect of the industry:

What is it like training at drama school? How can I improve my vocal range? How do I prepare for an audition? How should I find and select an agent? How do I deal with rejection? How can I progress from the ensemble to a leading role?

This is a tough and competitive business, but passion, determination, a clued-up approach - and this book - will help see you through. Read it to discover the secrets you need to know, and we hope that one day soon, up on stage, it will be you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780016382
Publisher: Hern, Nick Books
Publication date: 06/18/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

British musical-theatre actress Louise Dearman is widely known for her many performances both on national tours and in London’s West End.

Following her graduation from Laine Theatre Arts, where she won the Musical Theatre and Opera Award, she joined the touring cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the role of the Narrator. She then went on to play Jan in the UK tour of Grease in 2000, before returning in 2003 to London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to play the same role. Further past highlights include Sarah Brown for the national tour of Guys and Dolls, and Mimi in the Piccadilly Theatre production of the show; Lucy Harris in the UK tour of Jekyll and Hyde; Debbie in the 2007 Edinburgh Festival production of Debbie Does Dallas; Grizabella in the international production of Cats; Eva Peron in the UK touring production of Evita; and becoming the first actress to star as both Galinda and Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked. Louise also created the role of Mrs D in the world premiere of Water Babies. Louise has headlined at London’s St James Theatre, starred in An Evening of Movies and Musicals at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and at Swansea’s Grand Theatre, featured on Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, and played Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate staged as part of the BBC Proms.

Louise Dearman’s first album You and I was released in 2005, and was followed by Here Comes the Sun (2012), and It’s Time (2013).

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