Letters from Backstage: The Adventures of a Touring Stage Actor

Letters from Backstage: The Adventures of a Touring Stage Actor

by Michael Kostroff, Jason Alexander
     
 

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real working actor? Wonder no more! Michael Kostroff is here to reveal, in hilarious detail, just what it’s like to travel with the road companies of The Producers and Les Miserables. His firsthand account of the exciting, funny, and sometimes bizarre highlights of his journey includes working at a temp job when his agent… See more details below

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real working actor? Wonder no more! Michael Kostroff is here to reveal, in hilarious detail, just what it’s like to travel with the road companies of The Producers and Les Miserables. His firsthand account of the exciting, funny, and sometimes bizarre highlights of his journey includes working at a temp job when his agent calls to say, “You got the part!”; singing on a revolving stage while lugging a dead body; seeing ghosts in haunted theaters; and much more. Along the way, anecdotes about nailing an audition, keeping a performance fresh, and getting along with fellow cast members give useful tips for working actors. Anyone who wants to know what a life in the theater is really like needs this intimate and unforgettable narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581159578
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
797,513
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Mark Freed
"Kostroff is the illegitimate child of Jack Kerouac and Dorothy Parker."
VP Business Development, Showbiz Expo
Gwen Hillier
"Loved it! So well written it made me feel like I was THERE! I hope he books another gig-can't wait for the sequel."
Casting Director, ABC
Martin Short
"Letters from Backstage is brilliant and captivating. I can't wait to reread it with the TV off."
Kenna Ramsey
"Letters from Backstage is a collection of gems for those who know that the juiciest, most dramatic parts of actors' lives are almost always in their offstage experiences. Michael's perspective is candid, fresh, and laugh-out-loud funny."
Actress, Tommy, Rent, The Lion King, and Caroline or Change

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