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“Something New” with Joel B. New

Michael was recently the guest on Joel B. New‘s “Something New” podcast, discussing his two professions: casting and genealogical research. Episode 414 can be listened to wherever you listen to podcasts. (iTunes / Spotify)

Off-Broadway Alliance Panel – Recording Online

Michael participated in an informative panel discussion back in June, 2014, with fellow casting director Cindi Rush, general manager Scott Newsome and moderator Hugh Hysell.  The Off-Broadway Alliance has released a recording/podcast on its website, give it a listen to learn more about the casting process behind off-Broadway plays and musicals.

Michael has written the foreword for The Business of Show

Are you an aspiring performer?  Or perhaps you or someone you know is considering or pursuing a life in the performing arts?

I recently wrote the foreword to The Business of Show, a brand new book by friend and collaborator, Adam Cates. I have read this book from cover to cover and think it is the *most* useful and relevant volume an aspiring actor, singer (and/or!) dancer can read – and it’s particularly helpful for current college students, recent grads, etc. I can’t recommend it enough (please be sure: I have no financial stake in this) I just think it answers SO many of the questions facing today’s performers and belongs on every bookshelf. And, with the Amazon Kindle edition under $10, and the published edition under $20, it’s a steal. (Additionally, copies purchased via this link will support The Lambs, Inc., America’s first professional theatrical club!) 

Michael on the “hurryupandwait” Podcast

Had an awesome time as this week’s guest on the hurryupandwait podcast, chatting with hosts KC Wright and Ethan Saks. This podcast is for actors, by actors – and we spent an hour discussing many topics and industry-related issues. Give a listen online – or download to iTunes for free!  

http://hurryupandwait.libsyn.com/117-casting-director-michael-cassara

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hurryupandwait/id731127476 

 

 

The Man Who Came To Dinner opens at The Peccadillo

Starring Drama Desk Award-Winner Jim Brochu, Tony-Award Winner Cady Huffman, and directed by OBIE-Award Winner Dan Wackerman

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