Today in Theater History 6/3

“The 44th Annual Tony Awards”- 1990

Nikki M. James- Birthday

“Chicago”- Opened 1975

Barbara Walsh- Birthday

Josephine Baker-  Birthday



Today in Theater History 6/2

“The 50th Annual Tony Awards”- 1996

Norm Lewis-  Birthday

Zachary Quinto- Birthday

Marvin Hamlish-  Birthday

Joanna Gleason- Birthday

Dominic Cooper-  Birthday


Well-Stocked Dance Bag Shoes!

Dance bags literally need everything possible! So we will start with the basics, what goes on your feet! So with shoes you need to be ready at all times especially for auditions.  You never know what can happen you may think it’s a jazz class but it’s actually ballet or tap.  Always be prepared. I would say bring every shoe possible.


  • Ballet slippers
  • Jazz Shoes (You may ask if you can dance bare foot for jazz)
  • Tap Shoes
  • Sneakers that you can dance in!!! ( I use black high top converse)
  • Character shoes (girls)
  • Bare feet (Contemporary etc)
    • I’m most comfortable in bare feet for most dance

Polish your shoes! Give them that shine that makes them look new.


  • Wash Your Feet
    • as dancers we sweat and your feet will smell disgusting please wash your feet
  • Clip your toenails
    • Straight across (do not round the nail because that will cause pain to you)
      • I have witnesses someone cut another dancer doing a high kick with their toenail
  • Stinky Feet
    • Try
      • Washing them more
      • Powder in your shoes help
      • Spray on Deodorant
        • This helps a lot
      • Disinfect all of your shoes!
        • Kills the bacteria that lives on your feet and shoes that make them smell bad

today in theater history 4/25

“Pippin” -opened 2013

Al Pacino -birthday

“The Secret Garden” -opened 1991

Bea Arthur -born 1922

“Big River” -opened 1985

Hank Azaria -birthday

“Promises, Promises” -opened 2010

James Barbour -birthday

“Rex” -opened 1976


Today in Theater History 4/21

Patti Lupone -Birthday

John Cameron Mitchell -Birthday

Tavi Gevinson -Birthday

“Annie” -opened 1977

Tony Danza -Birthday

Elaine May -Birthday

Claybourne Elder -Birthday

“Doctor Zhivago” Opened 2015

Glen Hansard -Birthday

Christian Hoff -Birthday

Today in Theater History 4/19

“Fun Home”-opened 2015

“The Producers” -opened 2001

“Waiting for Godot” -opened 1956

Tim Curry -Birthday

“Clybourne Park” -opened 2012

“The Elephant Man” -opened 1979

“Three Days of Rain” -opened 2006

“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” -opened 1951

Ashley Judd- Birthday