Tony nominee Melissa Errico (“Amour”) has been keeping busy the last few years! In addition to being a working mother, the singer-actor has also had some guest arcs on “The Knick,″ “Billions,” and “The Gaffigan Show”—and just wrapped her first round of “Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim” at Feinstein’s/54 Below! Here, she offers a professional’s tips on tackling Sondheim, vocal health, and holding your notes for longer. Why did you decide to do “Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim”?
Gearing up for an audition that requires a monologue? Before you choose what to perform, read some advice from our Backstage Experts and feel more confident about selecting the best one for both your talents and the project you’re interested in! For the full article, simply click the Expert’s name! On timing. “When preparing a monologue keep the piece at one minute unless otherwise instructed. This is important if you’re going to use it to audition for an agent or casting director.
Roberta Colindrez had us all wanting to change our majors to Joan after her performance in the Tony-winning “Fun Home.” Now, the Austin, Texas native is raising eyebrows on Amazon’s new comedy “I Love Dick” and at the Public Theater as Rosencrantz in “Hamlet.” The actor, also known for “Girls,” offers her audition prep process, the advice she’d give her younger self, and what actors hoping to move to NYC should do. What have ‘I Love Dick’ and ‘Hamlet’ added to your acting skills?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Democrats and/or Republicans.
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