In the mystical land of the performing arts, there is one vein of employment that the performer longs for-The magical National Tour. When booking this exciting opportunity, a flood of emotions, nerves and questions come along with this coveted job. Sullivan guides you on your preparation to embark on this journey. In a witty, comical, and light-hearted manner, Ms.Sullivan packs in tips and advice from first hand experience from 6 national tour contracts and favorite regional gigs. Along with seasoned tour vet pals, Erin shares the ups and downs, the rights and wrongs, the good times and bad times, and the pros and cons of this tricky lifestyle, while digging deep and exposing quite a bit of her personal life, while making you laugh along the way.
"A unique and personal window into the world of Non-Equity touring. With great honesty and candor, Erin comprehensively imparts critical insights about the tour experience. Recommended reading for anyone considering a professional career of performing in musicals!" - Marc Bruni, Director
"Theatrical Baggage is like its author...captivating, funny, essential to the success of any production, and a joy to behold. The only thing it can't do is tap dance." - Douglas Denoff, producer.
About the Author: Erin Sullivan is an American actress, singer, and dancer, most recognized for her performance as "Amber Von Tussle" in the national / international tour of HAIRSPRAY. Other national tours include: THE WEDDING SINGER, GREASE, SHREK, and I GET A KICK OUT OF COLE: Tribute to Cole Porter. With over a hundred regional and international credits, Erin stands out in her portrayal of Elle Woods in multiple productions of LEGALLY BLONDE. Erin is a huge lover and supporter of the arts, friendships, animals, red wine and laughter. She is a passionate woman who wears her heart on her sleeve. Erin is also a proud member of Actor Equity Association. She currently resides in Astoria, Queens. New York.
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