Analysis, Theatre

Explaining Every Reference in “You’re the Top”

“You’re the Top” is one of my favorite songs in Anything Goes. I love a good list song. Nonetheless, most of the references always went far over my head! If you’ve ever wondered what exactly this song was talking about, allow me to break it down for you.

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Actor Life, Theatre

Myths, Half-Truths, and Facts Every Performer has Heard About Eating and Drinking Before a Performance: Explained

Chances are, if you’re a performer, you’ve heard some “voice hacks” revolving around food and drink. “Drink lemon water to eliminate phlegm.” “Don’t eat before you go on stage.” “Eat potato chips to solve a sore throat.” Many of theseĀ soundĀ reasonable enough and are offered to us as such absolute truths that we accept them without really researching whether they are true or not. As a result, all performers hold in their hearts a unique set of myths and half-truths gathered over the years which they believe makes them better singers. Is there any truth to these claims, or are they only urban legends? I decided I wanted to learn that for myself.

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