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January 23, 2020

Disney Wouldn’t Change… and They Won!

Authenticity: Isn’t that something we all strive for? To be true to ourselves? To be honest and open with others? And yet, isn’t it where we often fall short, trying to please too many people, making decisions based on how others might feel and not on how we feel? How…
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BusinessPersonal Growth
January 8, 2020

Three Simple Rules For Success from Tom Hanks

  Here's another reason to love Tom Hanks: as if we needed another one. On January 6, at the 2020 Golden Globes, Hanks received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Certainly, a well-deserved honor, having given us such marvelous movies as Splash, Big,…
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BusinessPersonal GrowthRisk
June 24, 2019

Rodgers and Hammerstein reshape the modern musical by taking risks

In 1943, two of Broadway’s elite, composer Richard Rodgers and librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, got together to write a new kind of musical. They were tired of the haphazard way musicals were being put together: hire a couple of stars, surround them with a large chorus of beautiful…
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June 20, 2019

6 Ways Great Directors Serve the Theatre

My theatre life can best be termed eclectic, and I mean that in the most positive way. Over my 35-year career I have worked on a wide variety of productions with a wide assortment of organizations. The biggest benefit to such a broad education is that I gained an abundance…
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Business
February 23, 2017

Setting Expecations

When I direct a show I hand each of my actors two sheets of paper.  The first has a list of goals and deadlines, and the second covers my expectations for the company.  That second sheet is a bulleted list of behaviors and attitudes that are expected throughout the production.…
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February 9, 2017

When Is It Time To Start A Comeback?

It’s now been a few days since Super Bowl LI (51) and I can start to reflect on what most people are calling the greatest Super Bowl ever played. But it didn’t start out that way. Early on it looked like Atlanta was going to run away with it, rolling…
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January 24, 2017

Fun is Universal

People all over the world love to smile, laugh, giggle, tickle, fist-bump, high-five, fanny-pat and just have a good time. They do it by playing cards, going to the movies to see La La Land or Hidden Figures, grabbing their guitars and belting out a chorus of “Kumbaya,” or running…
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BusinessFamilyPersonal Growth
January 10, 2017

Taking Care Of Your Instrument

To get the most fun out of a performance, you need your instrument to be working at its optimum—tuned up and ready to go. But what is your instrument? We understand that musicians have instruments: trumpets, violins, guitars. Those are the tools of their trade. They make music and their…
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December 10, 2016

Setting C.L.E.A.R. Goals

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. —Yogi Berra One of the most important factors in determining your ultimate success is that you know where you’re heading—where you want to end up. To do this, you need goals, realistic goals, both short-term and long-term,…
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