All the World's a Stage


MUSE Magazine May-June 2023. The show—and the summer season on Broadway—are about to begin! In this spectacular new issue of MUSE, hear from longtime “Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes, Shakespeare actor and understudy Lizzy Brooks, and acclaimed Cirque du Soleil and stage clown Joel Jeske. Learn why the Royal Ballet dancers in England have recently turned to cutting-edge sports science and get a behind-the-curtain peek at how the magical special effects in the Tony Award-winning play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” are done!

The spotlight is shining bright on this edition of MUSE Magazine – featuring performing arts. From fighting stage fright to looking behind the curtain at how stage effects work, this dramatic MUSE Magazine covers it all. 


Performing live on stage is very different from performing on television or movies, where special effects can be added in during post-production. So how do plays and musicals that feature mind-blowing special effects, live, in real time, pull it off? Find out as MUSE Magazine goes behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You’ll also hear from a ventriloquist (or maybe you’ll hear from his dummy), find out what it takes to be a clown (it’s more than just wearing a red nose), follow a star ballet dancer, and meet the people who make the sets, costumes, music, and details from some of the most famous plays and musicals. 


Enjoy features including:

·         Ventriloquism 101 by Karleen Tauszik

·         Thiago Soares by Kristy Dempsey

·         Something Magical by Ben Silver

·         Peak Performance by Elisabeth Pain

·         Making Music—and History by Emily Cambias

·         Don’t Let Stage Fright Steal the Spotlight by Abha and Deepa Jain

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