Life Is Like a Musical: How to Live, Love, and Lead Like a Star
If you’re looking for good life advice, why wouldn’t you look to a backup dancer and Broadway chorus boy? Tim Federle spent a lot of years in theatre and gained a good deal of life experience, which he kindly shares. Most of his life lessons are embedded in anecdotes from his own life, and much of it is theatre life. Away from home for the holidays? You can make your own family and your own new traditions. Getting ready for an audition or an interview? Find a friend to critique your outfit before you put yourself out there. Remember to not display your frustrations or disappointments until you’re out of the public eye. Be happy for other people’s success, even if you have to fake it. People have long memories, and they will long remember who acted professionally and who didn’t. This sounds like a lot of common-sense advice, and it largely is, but it is put in a context that anyone who loves theatre or just loves good writing will truly enjoy. The writing is snappy, the anecdotes funny and often sweet, and life really is a cabaret, at least according to Tim Federle.