AVENTURA, Fla. (August 20, 2023) – With evenings celebrating Israel, the Cuban American experience and the power of rock and roll, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center offers uplifting and captivating events this September.
Heather Ayers is an actress with an impressive resume filled with Regional Theater, Broadway, Off-Broadway, Film, TV, and now a National Tour of Mean Girls. Other credits include; Broadway: Groundhog Day, Young Frankenstein, On a Clear Day…, A Little Night Music. Off-Broadway: Roundabout, Second Stage, Lucille Lortel, Minetta Lane. Regional: Goodspeed, Old Globe, Yale Rep, LaMirada…. TV: “American Vandal”, “The Affair”, “Brockmire”, “Scandal.” Ayers has done what many aspire to do, which is to work in all fields of the entertainment industry.
There comes a point in every actor’s life where they start thinking about getting an agent. Or is it a talent agency? They might sound like the same thing, but they are not. A talent agency is a business that represents and finds entertainment gigs for hundreds, if not thousands of actors in their database. Whereas, an agent is someone who exclusively represents you (and maybe a few others), but they are personally invested in your talent and your success. So which one should you get? Well, that’s up to you! But here are a few things you should know about each in order to make your decision.
I’m straying away from my typical theater blog post this month for a more personal one because I have a BIG life update… I got ENGAGED!
Christian Thompson is a 30-year old actor, dancer, singer and writer from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Growing up, his mother moved them across the street from North Andrews Elementary School of the Arts in the hopes that he would be inspired. “Little did she know…” Thompson says with a smirk. He recalls seeing a touring production of Cats at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and that’s when he decided he wanted to be an actor at the young age of 8 years old. “I was sitting in the aisle and I saw an actor dressed as a cat and they get paid to do this?! I want to do that,” Thompson continues, “And that was all I needed, it was a wrap… so I set my mind to it.”
How to get started? I get this question a lot. I know the entertainment industry can seem intimidating, especially when you’re first starting out. Whether it’s theater, film, modeling, or TV, there are some basic guidelines that will apply to all! Here are my 5 audition tips for beginners.
The ending of something sweet is always bitter. As The Full Monty comes to a close at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, I take time to reflect being part of this wonderful show. This was definitely a show to remember for so many reasons, the biggest reason is I’ve never been in a show where actors get naked on stage every night! If you’re familiar with the story of The Full Monty, then you know how funny it can be, but to those who don’t… it can be rather jaw dropping. That was the most enjoyable part for me as a cast member, watching people experience The Full Monty every night.