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'If you want to be an actor this is your platinum express card.
Don't leave home without it.'

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Performing Arts Audition Guide: So you want to tread the boards...

Are you stuck on writing your personal statement for drama school ? Ever wondered just what audition songs actually belong on that famous 'overdone' list? Do you want to know how to be seen for Eastenders, Wicked or Phantom of the Opera?

Or do you wish to contact agents and casting directors but don't know how to format a covering letter that won't land in the bin? 'So you want to tread the boards - the performing arts audition guide ' deals with all those questions and many others (also asked by the established actor) that are seemingly impossible to find answers to.

Full of insider tips and personal stories, this guide is a must-have for anyone involved in the performing arts, offering advice on musical theatre, singing, stage acting, film, television, and all related issues.

About Jennifer

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Jennifer Reischel is a highly experienced communications professional and has worked as the Communications Manager and Business Development Manager for Entertainment Media Group, was the co-creator of global audition website The Stage Castings, as well as being recognised as an award-nominated author, theatre critic and arts journalist.

Her industry guide "So you want to tread the boards" was published in 2007, nominated in the "How-to" category at the 2010 London Book Festival, is recommended by Elaine Paige and includes a foreword by Leslie Bricusse."

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Read Jennifer's theatre reviews, feature articles, drama school showcase reviews and other writing here: Reviews & Articles

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Review Corner

2010 London Book Festival winning:
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Recommendation by Elaine Page

'there is certainly enough solid and useful material here to merit the book becoming an essential read for beginners for many years to come.' - The Stage

'Jennifer has penned a 'must read' for anyone wanting act professionally, and a 'must buy' for anyone seeking a gift for the stage-struck this season.'
- www.theatremonkey.com



Jennifer has launched brand new blog “We are Thespians – Inspirational Women in the Performing Arts and Cultural Scene” as part of award-winning website We are the City. Read all her interviews here: http://www.wearethecity.com/blogs/we-are-thespians-blog-inspirational-women-in-the-performing-arts-and-cultural-scene/



Look Inside The Book

Table of Contents
Foreword by Leslie Bricusse

Samples to read:
Take the Musical Theatre Test
Recommended Musical Theatre Auditions Songs
Overdone Audition Songs
Accreditted Acting & Musical Theatre Courses


Drama School Survival Guide
How to Find an Agent
Professional Auditions
Acting for Kids and Teens
Audition Monologues
Backing Tracks
Audition Coach and Singing Teachers
Performing Arts Books
Performing Arts Summer Courses