The world of performing arts is a wonderfully eccentric industry full of wonderful characters and great experiences. However, it is also notoriously difficult to break into. In the pages of this website we will look at several different facets of the industry. We will start with a general introduction about what performing arts are, as many people don’t realize that it can include a variety of thing such as mime and ventriloquism. We will then look at the training involved, what is expected of you, what are the benefits you will get from training professionally and we will also take a look at some of the most reputable training institution in America and across the world. We must not forget to discuss the off-stage roles in theatre such as sound technicians, costume designers and lighting specialists, which also feature in these pages.
As musical theatre is such a prominent part of performing arts we will look how the form as developed over the years from pure cabaret to the book musical, which we have now where the songs and story are related. There is also a short biography of some of the most famous musical theatre stars such as Lea Salonga of Miss Saigon fame. In addition to this, we will talk about the life of a performer and how it differs to that of a normal job, such as working very different hours and having periods of unemployment. Finally we will be taking a short looking at the history from the Greeks and Romans to the present day.