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Perfect practice makes perfect.

If you are a singer you have had a moment when you've asked yourself, "Am I practicing correctly?" How does a singer practice? Where should they practice? How long should the practice sessions be? Below I've listed my top ten practice tips that I've learned on my journey and that ...

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Meet JOE HAWRYLUK – February’s Student- Of -The -Month!

 Meet JOE HAWRYLUK!!! February's Student-of- the-Month! We know you were all wondering when we would announce February's Student-of -the-Month! Why did we wait until February 17th to make the announcement? Today marks a very special day in our student, Joe Hawryluk's life. Five years ago today Joe received a heart transplant surgery, a ...

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From the Page to the Stage

Bringing a character to life through song might not sound that difficult. Memorize the song, memorize the scenes around it and, poof! You’re ready to go, right? Not quite. Your enthusiasm is great, but there’s a little more work to be done. Musical theater is an animal unlike any other. It’s a genre ...

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Meet CAROLINE SCHETTLER- January’s Student -of – the – Month!

Meet CAROLINE SCHETTLER!!! January's Student- of -the- Month!!! Caroline Schettler has been a student at Main Stage Studios for a year and a half and studies voice with Leah Wietig. Caroline is a senior at Orchard Park High School and will play Reno Sweeney in their upcoming production of Anything Goes. She reflects ...

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WHY CAN’T I CRY?

Like many actors I found it pretty tough to genuinely cry on stage or feel extreme anger or laugh hardily at a witty comment delivered by a scene partner. How could I cry, get angry or laugh at subjects I had no connection to? I felt fake and unnatural. Lately, this ...

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Meet ELLIA FLEJTUCH- December’s Student-of-the-month!

 Meet ELLIA FLEJTUCH!!! December's Student-of-the-Month! Ellia Flejtuch has been a student at Main Stage Studios for about 11 months. She is currently an eighth grader at St. Gregory the Great. Ellia's favorite music to listen to is pop music and songs from Broadway musicals. Her favorite performing moments include her participation in ...

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MAKING ONE GUITAR SOUND LIKE TWO

MAKING ONE GUITAR SOUND LIKE TWO When Eric Clapton first heard Robert Johnson’s landmark 1930’s Blues recordings he asked: “Who’s the other guitar player on there? If Johnson is playing the lead parts, who’s playing the rhythm?” He was shocked to learn that there was no second guitarist on the record. ...

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“Teen Scene” 2015: TAKE THREE

How will you start off your new year? How about making a New Year's resolution to take acting classes?!? We have the PERFECT class for you! “Teen Scene” 2015: TAKE THREE Join us at Main Stage Studios for our Teen Scene” acting class. The “Teen Scene” class will help you or your ...

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Meet CLAIRE SHIVINSKY – November’s Student- of- the- Month!

Meet CLAIRE SHIVINSKY November’s Student-of-the-Month!!! Claire Shivinsky has been a student at Main Stage Studios for six months. She currently studies voice with Leah Wietig and attends 9th grade at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore, NY. She has been chosen as student of the month because she has shown a great ...

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DRIVE [noun]

DRIVE [noun] It's true. The word "drive" can be used as a verb. Instead let's consider the word "drive" today in its other form, as a noun. It is the secret behind those that are successful. The humans that obtain goals, make dreams realities and are persistent possess drive. When I am ...

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