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Tag: anxiety

Coloring Broadway – Musicals and Mindfulness

Coloring Broadway – Musicals and Mindfulness

Clinical psychology has been recently touting the therapeutic benefits of coloring. Research has shown that engaging in this activity can reduce both physical and emotional stress. Lucky for fans of musical theater, adult coloring has recently entered the Broadway world.  Andrea Koehler heads up Coloring […]

Molly Hager – What’s Inside

Molly Hager – What’s Inside

Molly Hager has been in the hit musical Waitress (ensemble and Becky understudy) since the show opened on Broadway, as well as having been a swing in the cult off-Broadway dark comedy hit, Heathers the Musical. The 31-year-old actress spoke openly about how, in spite […]

Ilana Levine – The Power of Yes

Ilana Levine – The Power of Yes

There is no way to introduce this guest except to say that if you are not yet listening to her podcast, Little Known Facts, you need to start now. Ilana Levine is doing some of the most in-depth, intimate interviews out there. Her guests have […]

Lauren Weinberg – The Purest Form of Free Speech

Lauren Weinberg – The Purest Form of Free Speech

Lauren Weinberg knew she wanted to be an actor from her earliest memory and has barely looked back since. She broke through professionally playing Adelaide in Guys and Dolls on the national tour in 2014, a role she adores. Lauren has gone on to play Adelaide […]

Dear Evan Hansen – Capturing Anxiety

Dear Evan Hansen – Capturing Anxiety

An adolescent male stands downstage, a searing hot spotlight singularly illuminating his isolation. The teen fumbles through his index cards, desperatedly searching for the lost place in his speech and an anchor for his fear. His lower lip trembles while this young man unevenly sucks in oxygen, trying to remain afloat. […]