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Experiences and Anecdotes

There have been lots of amazing moments on stage as well as behind the scenes. On this page theater lovers can read about the sometimes hilarious, sometimes dramatic true stories of professional and amateur cast members.

Best Theater Blogs of 2011
Best Theater Blogs of 2011 - An assortment of the finest theatre blogs.

Favorite Backstage Moment
Describe you favorite moments backstage during a play or musical.See submissions

Favorite Twist on Shakespeare Play?
What is your favorite twist on a Shakespeare play?

Voice Over Artists
How do you get a job as a voice over artist? Guide to voice acting. A successful career in voice work. From demo tapes to ADR recordings.

Are You an "Elphaba" or a "Glinda"? - Which musical character fits your...
Are You an "Elphaba" or a "Glinda"? - Which musical character fits your personality? Share your favorite musical characters.

Share Stories About Your Theater Technicians
Stage Hand Appreciation - Honor your stage crew - hug a techie! Share stories about your hard working stage crew. See submissions

Discuss ghost-stories, supernatural experiences, and theater …
Is Your Theater Haunted? Share your stories of ghosts, phantoms, and things that go bump in the playhouse.

Theater Practical Jokes - The Pocket Watch Story
Theater Practical Jokes - The Pocket Watch Story: An anecdote about a mild-mannered director finally gets the attention of his unruly cast.

What is the best way to raise money for your theater?
Do you know of a terrific way to raise money for your local community or regional theater? If you have a knack for creatively connecting with the public and gaining economic support for non-profit theater groups, share your ideas for fund-raising events.

Rehearsing a Play
Share your stories and photos about the rehearsal process.

Drama Teacher of the Month - June 2009
The Drama Teacher of the Month is a way of honoring the dedication and creative spirit of drama teachers from different schools, grades, and cultures.

What Is the Funniest Comedy Ever Made?
Since comedy is so subjective, I thought I would create a User Answer page that would allow readers to share their opinions. What is the funniest play that you have ever seen or read? Tell us all about it!

Drama Teacher of the Month - March 2009
The Drama Teacher of the Month is a way of honoring the dedication and creative spirit of drama teachers from different schools, grades, and cultures.

Advice from a Professional Stage Makeup Artist
How does one become a professional stage makeup artist? This revealing interview with Makeup designer Judi Lewin provides advice and insight into a tough but creatively fulfilling career.

5 Ways Drama Class Can Improve Your Grades
Improve your grades by using drama and theater skills. An amusing look at the benefits of acting lessons. 5 Ways Drama Class Can Improve Your Grades.

Break a Leg?
Why do so many actors insist on saying, "Break a leg" instead of the commonly used phrase, "Good luck"?

Tranisition from Stage to Screen
How do actors go from the stage to the screen? Many stage actors dream of transitioning to film and television. This interview with the movie producers of "never Say Macbeth" offers advice to stage actors who want to broaden their career.

What Happens at the Renaissance Faire Stays at the Renaissance Faire
Renaissance Faires are a fasinating form of entertainment and interaction. It's a combination of history, drama, and even a bit of drunken merriment. Learn how to make the most out of your visit to a Renaissance Faire.

Molière and Theater Superstitions
How did Molière die? Was is it unlucky to wear green costumes on stage? Find out the answers to both of these questions with the origin of this fascinating theater superstition.

G. Bernard Shaw's Indecent Proposal
This amusing anecdote reveals George Bernard Shaw's cruel wit during a dinner party.

Arthur Miller and an Old Friend
What happens when Arthur Miller encouters an old high school buddy in a seedy little bar.

Henrik Ibsen's Last Words
Perhaps not all anecdotes are 100% true. However, I hope this one is honest. It is a perfectly Ibsen-like way to depart from the world.

Kenneth Branagh: Professional Schmoozer
In the late 1980s, Kenneth Branagh re-invigorated the world's love for William Shakespeare. Find out how this talented "upstart" launched his theatrical career.

Lillian Hellman Goes Hollywood
In this amusing anecdote, Lillian Hellman's lesbian-themed "The Children's Hour," captures the interest of movie-mogul Samuel Goldwyn.

Opening Night Rituals
What do you and your cast members do on opening night?

Embarrassing Moments on Stage - Theater Mishaps, Goofs, and Blunders
Have you ever forgotten a line in the middle of a performance? Did something go terribly wrong on stage? Was it humiliating? Hilarious? Both? Or, have you ever been in the audience when something goes wrong on stage? What happened and what did the cast do? Share your Embarrassing Moments on Stage - Theater Mishaps, Goofs, and Blunders. ...See submissions

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