"I've been going to senior showcases for 30 years. Texas State's was one of the best produced, directed and performed showcases I have ever seen."
-Phil Adelman, senior agent BRS/Gage
Senior Showcase in New York
Senior Showcase in dedicated to exposing our Musical Theatre seniors to industry professionals. In addition to the showcase performances, events include workshops, panel discussions with professionals, panel discussions with alumni and our annual alumni reunion. Recent professional panel guests include: Deborah Monk, Michael Urie, John Treacy Egan, Carson Elrod, Maddie Corman and Danny Burstein.
Senior Showcase and Transitioning
In addition to our New York Showcase we have set up a network of alumni and working professionals in cities all over the country to help assist our graduates as they transition into the business. We also bring in top Broadway casting directors and industry professionals to work with our students beginning their freshman year. This allows for personal relationships to develop, which will better serve our graduates when they enter the profession. We work closely with our seniors before and after graduation in helping each individual prepare for a transition into their professional careers. This includes a series of "Business of the Business" labs. These labs include everything from comprehensive instruction in all types of contracts in theatre, film and television, how to do their taxes (especially on tour when they are filing in multiple states), financial planning and budgeting and what the professional expectations will be under specific contracts union and non-union once they book the job.
Testimonials from Industry Professionals
“Your senior showcase was BRILLIANT. Such fun, just the right tone, clever as hell, and it showed off your talented students beautifully. “
-Lisa Brescia, Broadway Actress and New York audition coach
“I have been visiting college campuses, working with senior classes and attending senior class showcases for more that 20 years and this class that Texas State is sending out into the world is one of and quite possibly the best, most talented and well-prepared senior classes I have ever seen. They are more than poised to go out into the professional world and take it squarely by the horns. I expect big things to come.”
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
405 Moon Street
San Marcos, TX
Tuesday, May 16
Musical Theatre: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Acting: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pearl Studios - Studio 404
500 Eighth Ave., 4th Floor
New York, NY
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