Parents Love Upstage Theatre Programs – Westside Mommy

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Parents Love Upstage Theatre Programs   Written by Westside Mommy (Ruby Hunt) https://www.westsidemommy.com Students Return to Upstage When most students take their first session at Upstage Theatre, whether it’s during the school year or summer session, it’s usually not their last. Many children, whether they were encouraged by a parent, classmate, or by their own will, enjoy it more than they ever thought they would. “My daughter, Rachel, has attended … Read More →

From Ensemble to Ecologist

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Written by Jenna Karr Jenna holds her B.S in Marine Biology and a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Florida Southern College and she is now working on her Masters of Science in Marine Science from Hawaii Pacific University and she is looking to earn her PhD in the following years. Jenna spent her entire childhood in the theatre, dance, vocal lessons, and more. Here she shares with us the skills … Read More →

How Upstage Helps Your Kids with Stage Fright

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For most professional stage actors, stage fright is something they will have to deal with at some point in their careers. The most famous actor of them all, Lawrence Olivier, suffered from it terribly for most of his later career and nearly quit acting when on tour with Othello. His fellow actors were ordered not to look at him on stage during the play! The first time I experienced it … Read More →

Structure It Up

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Recently I’ve been visiting various sites and watching the classes, and I’ve given the note “structure it up” from time to time to the teachers. A vital element to all our classes and rehearsals at Upstage is a structured style of teaching. When teaching a group of kids, we instruct our teachers to structure their class style quite tightly, putting in rules and “guard rails” for any exercise, rehearsal, or … Read More →

The Upstage “Outside-In” Technique

Many parents are now asking about how we get such great performances from the kids, so I thought I would give you all a very basic outline. It all started when I was at college back in England and realized that after 6 weeks of studying Textile Management, I just wanted to be an actor. I ran to the local bookshop and bought my first acting technique book and it … Read More →