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Our Favorite Backstage Insider Videos

We love to scour YouTube for some of the best theatre-related backstage insider videos, whether on Broadway or anywhere else. Check out some of our favorites below!

1. Dressing Roommates

Thinking about decorating your next dressing room? Well, take some advice from these two Broadway stars, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders, as they DIY theirs at “Something Rotten.”

2. Jellicles Are Backstage Pros

Most Broadway shows now film really amazing commercials! Check out this behind-the-scenes video of the making of the commercial from the current production of “Cats,” now running at the Neil Simon Theatre. This video has the insight scoop from the cast and creators of the show.

3. A Whole New World

Love cast albums? Check out this inside look at the making of the “Aladdin” cast album. The show is now playing at the New Amsterdam on Broadway.

4. ‘It’s a Backstage Life’

The crew of “Annie” at Grand Rapids Theatre gives us a great parody and much-needed truths about working backstage to the song, “It’s a Hard-Knock Life.”

5. Born to Backstage Boogie

I’m a bit partial to this backstage tour video, since it’s me giving you a backstage tour at “Billy Elliot” when it was currently running on Broadway.

7. From Script to Stage

In case you missed it, PBS aired a great documentary about the casting and making of the most recent revival of “Annie” on Broadway. Watch how these talented kids make their mark as the most recent batch of orphans to grace the Broadway stage.

8. Makeup Magic

Is your theatre planning a production of “Shrek?” Check out these next two videos. First, here is how makeup professionals transform Eric Peterson in the title character.

Here is an excellent tutorial from Churubusco High School that teaches you how to transform into Lord Farquaad.

Did we miss your favorite backstage video? Share with us in the comments below…

Kimberly Faye Greenberg is the first and only actress to play Leading roles in 2 OFF-BROADWAY musicals at the same time. In addition, Kimberly's numerous portrayals of a FANNY BRICE have been critically acclaimed by the NY Times, Huffington Post and Associated Press and currently her solo show Fabulous Fanny Brice is touring the country. Kimberly has worked backstage as a Broadway wardrobe swing dresser on over 20 Broadway shows. As a Performing Arts Consultant Kimberly loves to inspire, educate and work with proactive Artists.

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  1. Carrie Hope Fletcher’s backstage vlogs/videos are wonderful. She films backstage at professional UK Tours/ West End shows she has been in, such as Les Mis (Eponine) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Truly) War of the Worlds and Addams Family. She films herself getting into makeup and other behind the scenes fun, while answering questions about the professional theatre industry. It wasn’t on this list , but I think it rivals all of these (but I loved the list!)

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