February 17, 2018

Once upon a time a young eleven-year-old girl named Ella auditioned for a show.  When cast, she instantly fell in love with the world of live theatre.

True story.  Ever since then I've been doing theatre whenever I get the chance.  I know I haven't spoken about it much on my blog, but it's definitely something I'm involved in. 

When Abby (a fellow thespian) emailed me about a theatre collab I was so pumped.  Together we've compiled a list of 10 things you might not know about theatre.  You absolutely have to check out Abby's post, because it's hilarious and wonderful and very realatable.     

Without further ado, here are five things you might not know about theatre.
Theatre friends are the best friends.  They're loud, they'll sing Broadway songs with you and you can quote lines together!  What could possibly be better?  Plus when you're cast as a family you literally become a strange, dysfunctional family.  

Interchanging People’s Real Names With Character Names
This happens all the time! I'll be calling for some people and say, "Haily, Puddleglum, John, come over here." If you didn't know the people well, it could be extremely confusing.

Ensemble is just as Important
I cannot stress this enough.  ENSEMBLE IS IMPORTANT.  And let me tell you a secret, when you're ensemble you get in on all of the backstage jokes and memories.

Audition Nerves
Some people are cool with auditions and then there's the rest of humanity. I,
for one, hate auditions. I usually don't mind performances, but auditions
make me question every decision I've ever made.

Post Show Depression
Also know as P. S. D.  This is the very worst part of theatre.  The ending.  It's so much a part of your life, but after the last performance I always feel like something is missing.  I may or may not cry at the end of every show.  Okay, I do.  It's just so sad, you know?

Are a thespian as well?  Isn't Abby's blog great?  What is your favorite Broadway show?  Please don't ask me to choose mine.  Talk to me in the comments!    

~ Ella Marie

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  1. Hi Ella!
    I've been doing musical theater since I was seven, so I relate with these soooo much! Theater is life. <3
    My favorite broadway show? Ahhhhh! Too hard! However, the shows I been listening a lot to lately are Newsies, Anastasia, and Hamilton.


    1. Really? That's great! Right? Ooh, yes! I love Newsies especially. THANK YOU, MIRA!

  2. Haha I could so do a dance one of these. DID YOU HAVE A CHARACTER NAMED PUDDLEGLUM??? Like woah takin' on the Silver Chair would be no whim.

    1. YOU SHOULD! YES WE DID! And yes. It wasn't the easiest production.

  3. 1. I love theatre
    2. Abby is amazing
    3. Yeah no I have no idea THERE ALL SO GOOD

    1. I agree - times 3. XD Thank you for reading, Nabila!

  4. I agree so much with calling people by their character names. In one of my shows, my character didn't have a name and neither did several other people, so we called each other by the food we brought for the green room. xD Sorry for this late comment, but thank you so much for doing this collab with me! I had so much fun and would love to collab with you again in the future!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    1. YES! It's the best. Haha, that's the best XD Oh, no worries! Thank YOU and yes we really should!


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