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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Rubin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Rubin, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Tara Rubin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Tara Rubin, often where they are interviewed.

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#8 - Tara Rubin, Casting Director

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Camp Broadway presents Develop Your Character hosted by Elysa Gardner who talks with theatre insiders about ideas to help culture-loving kids and aspiring artists become great performers at every stage of their lives. This episode features Tara Rubin, president of Tara Rubin Casting, who serves as the casting director of Disney’s Aladdin, Dear Evan Hansen, Ain’t Too Proud, Sing Street, The Phantom of the Opera and a very long roster of other Broadway and regional productions, films, television shows and concert events.

Originally from St. Louis, MO, her instinct for talent was sparked by a progressive 3rd grade teacher who introduced her to films that showed her what “perform-ability” looks like. As a casting director her role is “to serve the imagination of the creative team and find the right person to tell the story they want to tell.” Having cast hundreds of actors of all ages, she stresses the importance of having fun—especially for child actors. She also encourages parents to remember that the process of having a good audition is success in and of itself—whether the child gets the job or not. And, not every child who is good at singing and dancing should pursue it professionally. Keep it fun.

Develop Your Character is produced by Camp Broadway for the Broadway Podcast Network. For more information, visit campbroadway.com or post a comment about this episode on our Facebook page.

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Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Apr 30 2020 · 30mins
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#17 - Tara Rubin, Blazing Her Own Way

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Tara Rubin began her casting journey as a 30 year old assistant at Johnson/Liff, a supportive, good humored office, but one where no one was married, let alone, had a child. Fifteen years later, with two young girls at home and wanting to push herself to accomplish more, she opened her own casting office. Tara speaks candidly with us about the double standards for mothers in the business, the advantages and pitfalls of technology in our industry, and how even she has had to shift her mindset as our society and culture has become more accepting of personal lives in the workplace.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Mar 10 2020 · 45mins

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Episode 33: Tara Rubin: Putting It Together

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On this week’s episode, Rob, Jennifer, and Jamie talk to Broadway casting director, Tara Rubin. For over thirty years, Tara has been casting Broadway shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, and this season’s hit Ain’t To Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. We talk to Tara about how she got her start, what it’s like working on The Phantom of the Opera for so many years, and what makes a good audition. A little bit later, Rob gives us a closer look into the Casting Society of America (the “C.S.A.” you often see after a casting director’s name). This week’s music: “Putting It Together" from Sunday in the Park with George, “Opening, I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line, “Think of Me” from The Phantom of the Opera, “The Theme from Another World” by Crystal Gayle and Garry Morris and “A Beat Behind” from The Goodbye Girl.

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May 01 2019 · 46mins
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89 – Tara Rubin

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Tara Rubin is a casting director with her own casting company since 2001. Before that, she was a casting director at Johnson-Liff Associates. During those years she worked on productions of Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Jerry Zaks' revival of Guys and Dolls and Miss Saigon. At Tara Rubin Casting, she and her colleagues cast the musicals School of Rock, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, The Producers, Young Frankenstein for Broadway as well as The Country Girl, The Heiress, The Farnsworth Invention and A Time To Kill. They have worked with many regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, The Williamstown Theater Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Arena Stage, and The Westport Country Playhouse. She serves on the board of the Casting Society of America.


It takes quite a diplomat, and there aren’t many better than our guest this week, Tara Rubin of Tara Rubin Casting. Just in the past few months Tara has been casting Cats, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, and all those kids in School of RockTalk about a diverse bunch of actors . . . and creative teams!

That’s why I cast Tara in this week’s podcast. So listen in and hear Tara talk about . . .

  • The most important thing she learned when she worked for a Producer.
  • How casting has changed in the past 20 years, and how that helps newcomers.
  • Whether agents have more or less power now than they did before.
  • The biggest mistake Actors make when walking into the room (and the mistake they make when marketing themselves).
  • How are we doing on diversity . . . and what else we should be doing.


Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBway

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Sep 11 2016 · 37mins