BusinessPersonal Growth
April 9, 2020

This Is Why We Rehearse – 5 Major Lessons Taught Through Practice

  I was pushed out on stage.  I couldn't remember my lines... or even what play we were doing.  The lights were bright and it was a packed house.  As I stumbled through my placement and fumble through my first line I realized something terrible; I didn't even have a…
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February 14, 2020

Tonight Is The Hardest Performance

When you are involved in a stage play, after six weeks of rehearsal, the company is ready for the audience to arrive, the curtain to rise, and the actors to take the stage. They are hyped for the magic of opening night. As the cast and crew wait backstage, watching…
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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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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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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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June 17, 2019

Celebrating the 2019 Tony Awards

Every summer I make sure that one certain Sunday in June is clear of any and all conflicts: no parties, no golf outings, and most assuredly, no yard work. Dinner is done, dishes are washed, and the TV is mine for the night. Why? Because that Sunday is the night…
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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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