5 Devastating Scenes From Musicals We MUST Discuss

Hello TheaterMakers! We are all up in our feelings at TheaterMakers Studio today as we take a look back at some of the theater’s most DEVASTATING scenes ever put onstage. Grab a few Kleenex and get ready to relive some of Broadway’s most beautifully tragic moments that we can’t stop thinking about! Caution: SPOILERS below!! 1. Death of Gavroche, Les Miserables Is there any surprise our first scene comes from…

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From The Founder: Broadway’s return isn’t about marketing. It’s about habit-ing.

  While we don’t exactly know when we’ll be able to ‘light the lights’ on Broadway just yet . . . there’s been a lot of discussion about how to get our audiences’ butts back in our non-socially-distanced seats. “What do we say to our audiences?”  “When and where do we say it?”  “What incentive or offer do we need to provide?” These are all classic marketing questions whenever you…

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Meet the Team Behind TheaterMakers Studio!

  Q: So...who is on the team at TheaterMakers Studio???   Ken Davenport - Founder Ken is a Tony Award-winning TheaterMaker. His favorite production is his daughter, McKenna Kay Davenport. Everything he has done and will do is because his father, Dr. Kenny D. Hasija (1929-2020) told him he could. Fun Fact: I’m an avid golfer who dreams of playing Augusta National someday!   Monica Hammond - Director of Programming…

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Get Your FREE On

Hello TheaterMakers! Is there anything better than getting something for FREE? This week we have gathered 10 resources being offered to TheaterMakers that must be seen to be believed. From fundraising tools to the best app for pursuing perfect rhyme, here are some amazing free resources available to TheaterMakers right now! 1. Fractured Atlas Based in New York, Fractured Atlas helps individual artists and arts organizations by providing fundraising tools,…

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From The Founder: How to write a One-Person Show in 30 days.

  Do you have something to say?  Why not do a show about it? I don’t care if you’re an actor, a writer, a comedian, or just a person with an opinion and a passion to get that opinion out in the world. Too many writers I know (and talented ones at that) aren’t writing.  Too many actors I know aren’t acting.  And too many producers I know aren’t producing.…

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5 SCRIPTED Podcasts to Binge Immediately

Q: Does anyone know where to find any podcast musicals and plays? The podcast landscape can be overwhelming with so many varying choices available for listeners. Luckily, TheaterMakers have more options than ever to enjoy theater on the go with scripted podcasts from celebrated writers and new emerging talent on the scene. Below are five amazing scripted podcasts you must check out!   Playwright's Horizons Soundstage Soundstage unites beloved writers…

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Celebrating Sibling Day on Broadway

Hello TheaterMakers! We’re keeping it all in the family this week as we celebrate National Sibling Day on Saturday with 23 of our Favorite Broadway Siblings onstage and off!  1.Anna and Elsa, Frozen 2. Jessie and Abby Mueller 3. Daisy and Violet Hilton, Sideshow 4. Hunter and Sutton Foster 5. Ms. Hannigan & Rooster Hannigan, Annie 6. David and Jacob Guzman 7. Nick and Nigel Bottom, Something Rotten 8. Celia…

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From The Founder: “Musical to Movie Adaptations: A By The Numbers Infographic”

With recent Broadway shows like Mrs. Doubtfire and Moulin Rouge! The Musical, everyone is talking about movie-to-musical adaptations, right? But what about the reverse?  What about all those musicals that are being made into movies?  Ever since the success of Chicago on film, a whole slew of movies have received the silver screen treatment (from The Prom to Boys In The Band), and more are a-comin'. What do they have…

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How to Memorize Your…uh…Line?

Q: Do you have any great methods for memorizing dialogue aside from mnemonic devices and repetitive writing? Two words: Rehearsal Pro. Okay technically this is an app and not a method, so perhaps a few more words to explain why it is worth the $19.99 price tag in the App Store. Pretty much every method or trick to memorization is literally at your fingertips! Dubbing itself “The App For Actors,"…

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Hump Day! The Musical

Hello TheaterMakers! It’s Hump Day here at TheaterMakers Studios and this week we put together the perfect musical theater video playlist to get you over the midweek slump! From the start of your day to clocking out at 5:00, we’ve got the perfect show tunes to put a pep in your step and a song in your heart.  7:00am: Wake Up Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Hugh Jackman) What better…

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