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.