Secrets of Stage Success is the first book from Louise Dearman and Mark Evans, two of the biggest musical-theatre stars working today. Here are Louise and Mark themselves to tell you more:
This is the book for anyone who’s seen a show and thought: ‘That could be me…’
That’s what we used to think growing up, dreaming of working in musical theatre. Now, after years of hard work, we’ve been lucky enough to star in some amazing shows, including Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Ghost: The Musical, Evita and Cats.
We’ve picked up lots of tips from other performers, and have developed our own strategies and solutions too. In this book, using this knowledge and our experiences, we want to draw back the curtain and shine a spotlight onto how you can follow in our footsteps.
What makes our book really different (and useful) is that we asked our fans worldwide to submit questions – and thank you to the hundreds of you who did. Dozens of these questions are featured here, covering every aspect of the industry:
• What is it like training at drama school?
• How can I improve my vocal range?
• How do I prepare for an audition?
• How should I find and select an agent?
• How do I deal with rejection?
• How can I progress from the ensemble to a leading role?
This is a tough and competitive business, but passion, determination, a clued-up approach – and this book – will help see you through. Read it to discover the secrets you need to know, and we hope that one day soon, up on stage, it will be you.
‘A must have for anyone in theatre training or even just with a keen interest in theatre… a good, easy read that allows you to go behind the scenes and see what it takes to become that person we see up on stage… you can’t get much stagier than this!’ – West End Wilma
‘A superb book for anyone thinking about starting out in this mad world of entertainment… definitely one to add to the library’ – Musical Theatre Review
‘One of the best sources of advice for performers and people thinking about performing as a career I’ve seen… a down-to-earth book containing sage advice from a personal perspective… a useful resource for generations of performers to come. Highly recommended.’ – Stage Status
‘An invaluable resource… peppered with interesting stories about life in the industry… an easily readable book which gives plenty of insight into the highs and lows of life as a musical theatre performer.’ – Everything Theatre
‘@LouiseDearman @MarkHEvans @NickHernBooks I love your book! Can’t sing dance or act but I’ve taken a lot from the advice you’ve given, Thank you x’ – Jade
‘Perfect reading material for train/tube journeys, feel super Stagey flashing it about!’ – Amanda
‘Finished your book already! Absolutely loved it! Such a great little read for an aspiring performer like myself!’ – Emily
‘This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone considering a Musical Theatre career!’ – Sam
‘Just finished @StageSecrets BEST BOOK EVER!!!’ – Keira