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Monologues in Musicals

Guess what, there are monologues in musicals! Thus, your acting skills are more important than you may think. When people think of musicals, they think about songs first. Not many people can think of examples of monologues from musicals from the top of their heads. Here are only two to jog your memory. 😉 1. …

How to Warm Up for Auditions

I was honored to be guest #1 on Zoe Stibi’s Videocast in late 2020. We talked for three hours about warming up for auditions, audition strategies and SO MUCH MORE. Not to worry, though, Zoe worked her magic and put the highlights into a 25-minute Youtube video. Izzie xo.

What gave you “the bug”?

Here is the story of one of my scholarship students:  Hey Izzie! I saw your request to hear stories of how we got the “bug”, so here’s mine! For as long as I can remember I’ve known musicals and loved performing. When I was little (probably 3-4 years old) I absolutely loved the musical “Chicago.” …

6 Reasons Why Your Storytelling (Kinda) Blows

I’ve been asked to identify the most common reasons why actors feel disconnected from their storytelling. So, welcome to my latest segment: 6 Reasons Why Your Storytelling (Kinda) Blows 1. You use your lines as a crutch rather than an expression of the underlying emotion. 2. You don’t take any pauses. Your character needs to …