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No matter what age you are, going off to university or a performing arts college for the first time can be daunting. If you're a performing arts student your course will expect you to study long hours.  This will not just be physically demanding on your body, but also mentally.  We look at the challenges you may face, and how best to overcome them.

An Afternoon With Louise Dearman

Written by Thursday, 12 December 2013
When I first got the email asking whether I wanted to have an interview with Musical Theatre star Louise Dearman, I was ecstatic. After following her career closely for some time, I had so many questions to ask her. Rather appropriately, we met in the West End at an office just off Leicester Square. As soon as I introduced myself and Musical Theatre Blog as a website intended to be an aid to performing arts students, Louise Dearman immediately started chatting to me about her upcoming book.

So You Want To Work In Theatre?

Written by Wednesday, 31 July 2013
MOSCOW - JAN 18: Actor Dmitry Vysotsky, journalists and cameramen during press-preview of The Cripple from Inishmaan at Theatre on Taganka, Jan 18, 2012, Moscow, Russia. Susan Elkin's 'So You Want To Work In Theatre' is the latest in the series of 'so you want to...' publications by Nick Hern Books.
West End LIVE returned for its ninth year this weekend and was certainly unmissable. Over the two days the cast of 26 major West End shows performed songs from their shows for free. As the largest event of its type in the UK, West End LIVE proves so popular that Trafalgar Square is full. This was the case on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, when thousands filled the square to see the best West End shows.

The Great Gatsby Opens Cannes

Written by Thursday, 16 May 2013
The 66th Cannes Film Festival opened yesterday with The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The weather was wet and dreary as stars descended onto the red carpet for the first showing, but that didn’t stop crowds of fans and press queuing up to catch a glimpse of the stars.

Ivor Novello Nominations 2013

Written by Thursday, 16 May 2013
Ivor Novello NominationsThe 58th Ivor Novello Awards takes place tonight at Grosvenor House, London. Emeli Sande is nominated for two awards including Best Song Musically and Lyrically and PRS for Music Most Performed Work. Other nominations include Olly Murs, Plan B and Coldplay.
Winner of nine Tony awards, The Book of Mormon has enjoyed much success since it opened in the West End last month. The musical, created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park), broke box office records when it opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 21st March, taking more than £2.1 million the following day. The musical stars Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner, who play the two main characters Elder Price and Elder Cunningham respectively. KSA graduate, Daniel Buckley, will be the Elder Cunningham stand-by. For a full list of cast members, click here.
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