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J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... Marla Schaffel—Les Misérables J. Robert Spencer—Side Show Tony Yazbeck—Oklahoma, Never Gonna Dance We asked the Broadway Swings if, after their Swing experiences, they would ever want to do it again.I always...

The Next Step

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... A thought from Austin It’s a good idea to find a time to check in with Wardrobe to see if any of your shoes have arrived. I would “check out” my shoes from the Wardrobe Head and wear them around the theatre to break them in. (I did...

Selecting the Swing

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... height, build, hair color, eye color, or even skin color or ethnicity. Type is an important part of casting every character in a show. But, for the Swings, it can be even more crucial. A Swing has to be able to believably fit into the Ensemble....

Swinging On

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...So, where do we swing from here? Will Swings start to gain more respect from audiences (and Producers/Management)? We hope so! Will Swings advocate for more advances and protections for themselves in the Production Contract? We hope so...

Swing Stories

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... performing moments. After successfully going on in a Broadway show, in a track you really haven’t learned yet, you feel like you can accomplish anything! J. Austin Eyer My very first show...

Swings as Dance Captains

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... eye to make sure that the new Actor is fitting into traffic and formations, as they should. It is also a good idea for the DC to create a list of items to cover in this rehearsal, including what moments need to be simply talked through,...

And the Show Goes On . . . and On . . . and On . . .

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... that . . . it is just distracting to the Actors onstage. Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes It is very important for Swings to keep their eye on the show in general. As the show begins to grow into its long run (and the Creative Team’s...

Swings beyond Broadway

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... as possible to get as much first-hand information as they can. I would tell them to keep their eye on the Choreographer at all times because they tend to make changes without letting Swings know. Swings in Germany need to be brave and extremely...

So You Think You Can Swing?

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... post-it notes or something that is easily transferable, in case you are given new pages to your script. “Scene Partner” app There is an app that can help Swings to learn their lines more efficiently, called Scene Partner. J. Kevin Smith...

Thoughts from the Creative Team

J. Austin Eyer

J. Austin Eyer is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The Pennsylvania State University. He also serves as the Head of Musical Theatre for Musiktheater Bavaria in Germany. He has performed on Broadway in Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Billy Elliot, The Little Mermaid, Curtains and The Secret Garden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lyndy Franklin Smith

Lyndy Franklin Smith is an Instructor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at University of Kentucky, Artistic Director of The Lexington Theatre Company, and a professional Director/Choreographer. She performed on Broadway in A Chorus Line and The Little Mermaid; Tours of Fosse and White Christmas and NYC’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Broadway Swings : Covering the Ensemble in Musical Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... it often depends on what you need covered. In The Scottsboro Boys there are twelve male roles that range from quite young to quite old and we managed with three male Swings. We had an older Swing, J.C. Montgomery, to cover the Interlocutor...