Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 20

Written by: Christiaan Abbott

June 23, 2021

Performer Stuff continues with episode 18 of the podcast “In the Holding Room.” The podcast, hosted by Christiaan Abbott, features industry insiders and Broadway professionals to help you crush your next audition! New episodes drop on Performer Stuff every Wednesday.

Episode Summary

Aisha Jackson is in our “Performer Spotlight” and she talks to us about how her time auditioning for regional theaters, off-Broadway and Broadway shows like Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. As the first African-American woman to portray the role of Anna on the Broadway stage in Disney’s Frozen, Aisha gives us insight into auditing for roles that go against traditional casting models.

Intro to this Episode

In this episode of “In The Holding Room” Princess Month continues with the performer who was the first African-American woman to play the role of Princess Anna in the original Broadway cast of Disney’s Frozen, Aisha Jackson. She has performed in regional theaters in such shows as A Bronx Tale, Memphis, Once on this Island, and Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway she was seen in Invisible Thread (aka Witness Uganda). On Broadway she was also in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and in the original Broadway cast of Frozen. She gives amazing advice on how to handle rejection by turning it into a positive, as well as how to audition for roles that are historically cast in a more “traditional way.”

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