Performer Stuff Presents “In the Holding Room” Industry Podcast Episode 9

Written by: Christiaan Abbott

April 8, 2021

Performer Stuff continues with episode 9 of the new 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

Melanie Cripps in “Performer Spotlight” tells us what it was like auditioning for Chicago. “Thank you 5” is all about staying in your craft and going where the work is. In “Professor’s Corner”, Nikki Snelson is back to discuss why this unfortunate lockdown could be a blessing if you take advantage of it.

Intro to this Episode

In this episode of “In The Holding Room,” we are joined by Melanie Cripps for “Performer Spotlight.” She has performed in theme parks, on cruise ships, and National Tours in Singapore, Dubai, Germany and on the West End Stage. Just a few of her credits include, Annie, Chicago, Starlight Express and Cats. She her audition experiences for Chicago, shares great advice on selecting your audition songs, and explains why talks about sometimes you have to sacrifice who you are for what you want to become. In “Thank you 5” this week, I talk about doing what you need to do to stay in your craft, and sometimes that means going where the work is and not waiting for the work to come to you. Nikki Snelson in “Professor’s Corner” brings you some amazing advice. With incredible Broadway, off-Broadway and National Tour credits to her name, she has the performance and first-hand experience to give meaning, fun and practical advice. Her experience as an arts educator also give her the expertise to know first-hand what students and young professional need to hear. You are going to love her three BIG pieces of advice.

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