Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 7

Written by: Christiaan Abbott

March 24, 2021

Performer Stuff continues with “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 will drop on Performer Stuff every Wednesday.

Episode Summary

Matthew Goodgame in “Performers Spotlight” tells us what it was like auditioning for some of the shows he has been in, on the West End and around the world, and some tips he uses to keep his cool. In “Thank You 5” I’ll be talking about the embarrassing situation I got put in as a young dancer, and how teachers and instructors can avoid doing this to others. In “Professor’s Corner”, Ralph Perkins will be getting real when it comes to your college program and why you need to earn the right for your teacher to give you notes.

Intro to this Episode

In this episode of “In The Holding Room” we are joined by performer, Matthew Goodgame for “Performer Spotlight”. Recently, Matthew was Sky Masterson at the Théâtre Marigny in Paris, and he starred in 42nd Street at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London as Pat Denning and U/S Julian Marsh. Just a few of his other credits include: Billy Flynn in Chicago, Greaseball in Starlight Express, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, and Danny Zuko in Grease In “Thank you 5” this week: Do you know what a dance belt is? Did you when you were 10? I didn’t. Man, I wish someone told me…here’s why. Ralph Perkins has choreographed professionally for several regional theaters across the country, as well as Las Vegas venues. Among his credits are La Cage Aux Folles, Camelot and 1776 for Goodspeed Musicals, South Pacific for The Asolo Repertory Theater and Papermill Playhouse, The Wizard of Oz, Hello Dolly! (nominated for best choreography St. Louis Critics Circle Awards) South Pacific and The King and I for The Muny in St. Louis, and Sweet Charity for The Barrington Stage Company. Ralph also choreographed Follies and Sunday in the Park with George (winner of the “Louie” Award for best musical) for The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, as well as Urinetown, The Musical and Kiss Me Kate, in which he received Kevin Kline Award nominations for outstanding choreography. Residing and working in Las Vegas, Nevada for many years, Ralph was choreographer for EFX starring Tommy Tune at the MGM Grand, Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur and he also worked with Siegfried and Roy at The Mirage, to name a few. In 2002 Ralph relocated to West Hartford, CT to become Director of Dance for Theatre at The Hartt School, University of Hartford. Ralph is also on the adjunct faculty of The Hartt School dance division, teaching the Martha Graham Technique.

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