Makin’ It Happen; A Career in the Performing Arts

Makin’ It Happen; A Career in the Performing Arts podcast gives you inside information on how to break into the professional performance arts industry; on stage including Broadway, in film, on television, commercials, print, voice over and more. Host, Leesa Csolak features a line-up of professional performers, directors, musical directors, choreographers, casting directors, agents and managers; all here to help you understand their world, their journey and how you, too can be a part of it all. For more information on how to create, curate and navigate a career in the performing arts, visit https://www.LBCTalent.com or https://www.lbctalent.thinkific.com

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Episodes

Sunday Nov 06, 2022

Casey Garvin, professional dancer, actor and singer shares his journey from being a child actor to navigating the business through adult hood.  Listen to his journey from loving the art of performance as a young boy, navigating the professional performance space as a child and teen, to landing six Broadway Shows including Some Like It Hot presently in previews and opening December 11th at the Shubert Theatre, NYC. Find out how you can follow the steps Casey took to build his career by visiting Makin' It Happen; A Career in the Performing Arts online.

Sunday Oct 30, 2022

Listen as Wayne Petro, the Associate Director of Enrollment for the School of Performing Arts at Pace University, shares his journey and offers clear and honest insight and guidance for college bound seniors preparing for the audition process.  

Sunday Oct 23, 2022

Listen to Susan's experience with her son Jeremy and how together they navigated preparation, travel, auditions, bookings, and the business side of the industry. Learn what it is like for a young child actor at the beginning of the journey. 

Sunday Oct 16, 2022

Learn how Diana DiMarzio went from growing up in a small Pennsylvania town to sharing the stage with many legends of The Great White Way.  Her lifelong experience and detailed description of her journey to Broadway and beyond will give you insight and tips on navigating a career in the arts. For more information on how to create and navigate a career in the arts for yourself or for your child or teen, visit Makin' It Happen; A Career in the Performing Arts online.

Saturday Oct 08, 2022

Kevin Csolak, professional stage, TV, and film actor, dancer, singer shares his journey from being a child actor to navigating the business through adult hood.  Listen to his sincere and honest story of how he navigated all of it and landed in three Broadway Shows, dancing for Justin Timberlake in the Super Bowl, in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story (Diesel), on TNT's Animal Kingdom (S6-Andrew), and more.  Find out how you can follow the steps Kevin and I took to build his career by visiting Makin' It Happen; A Career in the Performing Arts online.

Friday Sep 23, 2022

Hannah Bonnett, professional actress, singer and dancer shares her journey to booking the lead role of Elle Woods in the 2022-23 National Tour of Legally Blonde. Listen to her honest and heartwarming story.   Included are her 'tips and tricks' of how she did it.  Find out how you can follow the steps Hannah took to build her career by visiting Makin' It Happen; A Career in the Performing Arts online.

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Leesa Csolak

In Her Own Words...

"I have been obsessed over the course of the past forty years about why the performance industry is such a closed-door industry with no real information available to the average person. The idea of trying to ‘break into’ the business is thwarted by most parents and adults throughout the United States and abroad, honestly due to the lack of available honest and true information.

Of those who are in the business whether just starting or successfully navigating a career, many remain confused and travel blindly. Much of which breeds a sense of fear and subsequent ownership of what knowledge and understanding they have, creating the need to keep information close to the chest.

As a professional in the industry, an entrepreneur, and a parent of three children, one of whom dabbled at a young age and the other two who successfully worked in many aspects of the child, teen and now are in the adult professional performance industry working on Broadway, in Film and Television, Commercials and Voice Over successfully. (Thank you, Claire, at Gilla Roos, NYC and Shirley, Dave, and Laura of Shirley Grant Management for the early years) I have vowed to change that mantra." 

My ground-breaking Online Courses, 'Professional Kids & Teens 101; A Primer for Parents' and 'Professional Biz 201; Young Adults, College Students & Grads' teach everything you need to know to create, curate and navigate this elusive industry. I share inside information that no one else will to not only get your career or your child or teen's career started but I give you all the tools you need to secure professional representation (getting a manger or agent). 

If you are looking to do this right the first time and not get lost trying to navigate this business by trial and error, I am your best resource. My track record speaks for itself as I have helped 100's of clients bridge from being talented in Acting, Dance and or Voice into the professional career they always dreamed of... If you are a parent of a talented child or are considering a life in the arts yourself, this is  THE door into succeeding in this industry. 

My podcast gives you inside info featuring a line-up of professional performers, directors, musical directors, choreographers, casting directors, agents and managers; all here to help you understand their world, their journey and how you, too can be a part of it all.

You, too can have the career of your dreams.  

Don't let anyone tell you, you can't.

 

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