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  • Writer's pictureNicole Renna

Be Skeptical

It feels like every time I log onto social media, there is someone trying to part me from my money.

There are absolutely no credentials required of someone who wants to post on instagram about how they can coach you to success. How they can give you a list of “not-so-overdone” musical theatre audition songs. It always seems to be a silver bullet.

You need to do your own learning first. There is no silver bullet. Tap into your curiosity and take advantage of how much free information is available to you. We have an unprecedented number of resources available at our fingertips.

When I was in high school, I couldn’t listen to a Broadway cast album or opera on Spotify (it didn’t exist) or YouTube (it did exist, but I could only listen to Chocolate Rain - you’re welcome). I had to either see the show or buy the CD.

Don’t know any musicals besides Mean Girls and Dear Evan Hansen?

Get in there and start listening!

Don’t know any art songs besides what your teacher assigns to you?

Get in there and start listening!

Once you’ve started to develop your own frame of reference for what this thing of ours is, you’ll be able to sniff out the scams. Keep asking questions. Stay curious. Be skeptical. Even when it comes to what I have to say.


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