Top Ten Theatre Tearjerkers

The Laramie Project: Dennis Shepard asks for Aaron McKinney to not be put to death for the murder of his son, Matthew Shepard. He gives Aaron “life in the memory of one who no longer lives. May you have a long life and may you thank Matthew every day for it.” What makes this sad? The fact…

My Favorite Three Years

In my three years of doing shows at Champaign Central High School, I have been in more than ten musicals and straight plays, which I have ranked in order of how much I enjoyed the experiences. I would like to emphasize that while I enjoyed performing in all of these shows and I did not regret doing…

How to Win Roles and Influence People

So you’ve got an audition coming up. Maybe there’s a role that you really want, or maybe you just want the experience. Maybe it’s your favorite show, or maybe you’ve never heard of it. Either way, you never want to go into an audition unprepared. Not only will you probably not get a role, you’ll look…