How To Act Like A Kid: Backstage Secrets Of A Young Performer by Henry HodgesHow To Act Like A Kid: Backstage Secrets Of A Young Performer by Henry Hodges

How To Act Like A Kid: Backstage Secrets Of A Young Performer

byHenry Hodges, Margaret Engel

Paperback | March 26, 2013

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Henry Hodges has spent the last twelve years either on stage or in front of a camera. From playing Chip inBeauty and the Beastto Jeremy Potts inChitty Chitty Bang Bangand Michael Banks inMary Poppins, Henry literally has lived on Broadway for most of his young life. His other credits include community and regional theaters, touring shows, opera, television commercials, and voice-overs forSnow BuddiesandSpace Buddies. InHow to Act Like a Kid,Henry will use his considerable experience--and wisdom beyond his years--to give young readers advice on open calls, auditions, rehearsals, dance and voice classes, child wranglers, studio teachers, and how to do homework in green rooms! Most of all, he will relate how to live a normal life while devoting your time to performing on stage and screen. The book will cover all the ups and downs of childhood acting, including disappointments: he didn't get the role of Tiny Tim when he first auditioned forThe Christmas Carolbecause he was too small, but returned to win the role for two seasons! For the first time, young aspiring performers will be able to read about and learn from a young actor--through his own words.

Henry Hodges blows me away. Not only is he the mosttalented young actor to have appeared on Broadway in decades, he's the smartest aswell-a star in every regard. This book is a must-read for any kid who loves theaterand dreams to be a part of it.

-Thomas Schumacher, President, Disney Theatrical Group

Whether you've dreamed of being onstage or are already onyour creative journey, reading How to Act Like a Kid is a must! Henry knows hisstuff and has written a book that's revealing, practical, inspired, and most of all, alittle bit magical-which is what we hope the theater can be. I only wish I'd had this bookwhen I was "acting like a kid."

-Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original Annie
Henry Hodges began acting at the age of four. He has appeared in productions ranging from Shakespeare to Disney and he was featured inHow Does the Show Go On. Hodges has also been featured onDisney 365,theToday Show,theEarly Show,Fox News Live,and20/20.In between auditions, he plays in a rock band and enjoys sailing and fencing. Margar...
Title:How To Act Like A Kid: Backstage Secrets Of A Young PerformerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:Disney EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423163206

ISBN - 13:9781423163206

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Editorial Reviews

Hodges is a young actor with an old soul. As a Broadway child star, Hodges learned many tricks of the trade, which he openly shares with his readers. His struggles with dyslexia and a small stature led his parents to seek creative outlets outside of the classroom. This moving account follows Hodges' career, from auditioning for commercials to lead roles, such as Michael Banks in Mary Poppins. Heavily illustrated with photos, Hodges' story also features numerous inset boxes featuring interviews with a talent agent, director, voice coach, producer, casting agent, and other related professionals, all of which offer additional "how-to" inside scoops for those readers interested in pursuing the glittering lights all the way to the marquee. Throughout the engaging tales of his successes, struggles, and his generous activities focused on giving back to the community, Hodges demonstrates that he is a dedicated young person for whom clearly there is no business like show business. - Gail Bush-Booklist Online