naethesassythespian asked: What is your favorite Broadway show and why? I'm doing a survey for my Theatre Arts class. <3
My personal favorite Broadway show is, hands down, Pippin. I’m a sucker for older shows, and the 70s sort of rounded up the era of classics. After that, there was a large transition to the rock opera style, and don’t get me wrong I love those kinds of shows, but I’m still a sucker for the music and dance of the 70s (Fosse!!).
And with the new revival, it has the exact same feel of the first performance, but there’s so much more acrobatics and “wow factor” that you can’t help but be impressed. Plus, Patina Miller rocks it.
toomanyfandomstocount1 asked: I was wondering when one can call themselves a thespian.?
Officially, an actor is a “Thespian” when they earn enough credits to be inducted to the society. Most high schools have a charter in the International Thespian Society and they have their own troupe numbers and leaders. By working with that troupe in different productions and service projects, a person can earn points. I believe the most common induction minimum is 10 points. At that point, the troupe director sends in the person’s name and information, and they get an official thespian card and number.
If you ask me, however, a person is a thespian whenever they have a true dedication to theatre. If the passion is there, regardless of any official standings or troupe participation, they are a thespian.