Makin’ It Happen; A Career in the Performing Arts

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 or


November 6, 2022 63 min

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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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...

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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 BlondeListen 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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