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We are pleased to announce our AUDITION DATES for this summer's production of "TRAGIC MAGIC" !! Auditions will be held o...
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We are pleased to announce our AUDITION DATES for this summer's production of "TRAGIC MAGIC" !! Auditions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, May 15 & 16, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA 19012. (Please see for directions) Please see our April 10 post for all the info! Hope to see you there!!

Since its founding, the Cheltenham Center for the Arts (CCA) has served as a venue for high quality classes, exhibitions and theater programs that have promoted regional artists and showcased the work of children, adults and outstanding faculty in our community.


Bold and Centered Productions and Township Line Music School
are pleased to announce the Summer Musical for 2013!
Tragic Magic

Tragic Magic is a re-telling of “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” A long time ago in a faraway kingdom, there lived a king and queen, their daughters (the princesses), the people of the kingdom, including the court jester, the messengers, and the townsfolk. Unbeknownst to all of them, there was also a population of magic folk, who were in the midst of problems of their own. As both worlds collide, their lives entwine with the probability of dire consequences for the princesses. Who can figure out what is happening? Who can save them?

AUDITIONS: Parts in Tragic Magic will be cast by audition only. Auditions will be held in mid-May, with rehearsals beginning soon after, while school is still in session. Rehearsals will rev up in full as soon as school is out for the summer and will continue through performance weekends. In order to be part of the show, you must commit to missing no more than 3 rehearsals and being present for all shows and all tech-week rehearsals. Tuition is $400 per child. Rehearsals and shows are held at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham, PA 19012. We plan to hold auditions during the week of May 13, specifics TBA. Rehearsals will begin with a read-through the week of May 27, and will continue through the end of school on an infrequent and shortened schedule (to be determined as the school schedule becomes known). These rehearsals are strongly encouraged. Once school is out, we will rehearse each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM at The Cheltenham Art Center. Tech Week rehearsals are Monday July 22 through Thursday July 25 with Opening Night on Friday, July 26. Performance dates are July 26 and 27 at 7 PM, July 28 at 2 PM & August 2 and 3 at 7 PM, and August 4 at 2 PM. Traditionally, there is a cast party for cast and families following the final show.
Children and teens from 7 to 17 are invited to audition. Please prepare a song of your choosing (show tunes are best!) 16 bars is the standard audition length—it need not be the whole song. You will be given script exerpts to read at the audition.
We hope you will join us this summer for a fulfilling and fun musical theater experience!
If you have any questions, please call us! Lisa Tischler: 267-625-4443 or Betsy McKinstry: 215-510-1529. Visit and like us on Facebook


This article is from and is attributed to Bradley Cooper:
Advice from the Experts

Stop Caring What Other People Think Of You

By Anthony Meindl | Posted Feb. 6, 2013, 2 p.m.

We expend so much energy trying to look good, maintain control, focus on the end result, micromanage, and worry about things that are insignificant. By doing so, we lose the ability to be fully expressed, liberated, and free in the moment.

You’ve got to stop caring how you think other people think of you. The truth is – they’re not thinking of you – because they’re thinking of themselves. Like all of us.

When I say, “care less,” I’m not asking you to stop caring about things that matter.

I’m talking about giving up worrying about things that have to do with the ego, such as how you look, how you’re perceived, trying to maintain appearances, and trying to show you have it all together.

Have you ever noticed that when you audition for something you don’t give a rat’s ass about, you end up booking? Why is this? At a practical level, you simply free yourself up in the moment and express yourself without judgment and concern for the end results. You don’t care how you look and consequently the energy that normally gets diffused when we are so concerned with the outcome, ends up instead being used properly, that is, creatively.

From a scientific and universal standpoint, it also is a declaration of alignment. In other words, you were totally in the moment of full creative expression. You weren’t second-guessing and stopping yourself from being expressed and you let go of the end results. Normally, we end up leaving an audition and immediately question every choice we made, desperately clinging to the need of wanting the job, beating ourselves up for what we didn’t do, and feeling like we totally stank up the room. All of these things are an implicit declaration to the universe stating “I don’t really believe I can have that.” And so we don’t.

Instead breathe. Remind yourself that you’re talented and a rock-star and you’re doing just fine where you are. Because you are. A job booking (or not booking) does not change the value of who you are, unless you believe it does. And the truth is, it never can. The only expectation you ever need to fulfill is letting go of the expectation of how you think something should look.

As you do, you’ll live more and care less.

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Love The Hobbit. Want to share it with the world.

That is how I am feeling right now as I re-read it. At twelve I first encountered Bilbo Baggins and the experience had all the excitement of meeting a great new companion. Together we riddled Gollum, were saved by eagles, found the keyhole on Durin’s Day and stood up to Smaug. I was the kind of kid ...


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The other day I quoted Toni Morrison about surrendering to the wind to ride it. And I said it could be terrifying to just let your creativity take hold of you and direct you. My advice was to just jump in and see where you end up.

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OK, so the other day I blogged about how important it is for a creative person to keep our inner child active and happy. Since writing about one of my own childhood adventures (The Rock People), I seem to be surrounded by present day children engaged in their own adventures. It’s like fate took my h...


Creativity Quote #3
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. ~Sarah Bernhardt. I love this quote because it reminds me not to horde good ideas. The more you give of yourself, creatively, the more you will find the well inside you refilling itself.

I have written about my personal poetry anthem, Hope, by Emily Dickinson.
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I have written about my personal poetry anthem, Hope, by Emily Dickinson.

I can’t remember the first time I read it – probably in high school, sophomore year. That’s when we studied American literature. I guess it was between the covers of a text book that I encountered the most powerful words, words that have seen me through personal worries and creative struggles. It is...

Just put up a blog post on my fav writing book: On Writing by Stephen King.
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I frequently peruse the aisles of bookstores and libraries for truly useful books on writing. After years of doing this I have come to the conclusion that there is very little decent work published about how to be a good writer. Yes, there are book that claim to help you write a novel in a month, cr...

Just blogged about theater superstitions.
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The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts ( has a good website with a lot of information for the young actor. I especially like the page that taught some basic such as how to find you light on stage, protecting your voice and what stage directions are called. The page ends with the advice ...


Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. - Pablo Picasso


Only 2 shows left. See Vamps Sat at 7pm or Sun at 2pm. Cheltenham Arts Center.


Production secrets of Vamps: the prop book that Albert reads during the show is actually "Twilight."


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