The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Miss Abigail’s Guide with Christine Pedi

This week, we’re giving away 2 tickets to one of my own shows, Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage, which recently celebrated it’s one year anniversary Off-Broadway, and welcomed a brand-new Miss A to the red dress.

We had a blast with Eve “Jan Brady” Plumb, and Joyce DeWitt can knock on my door anytime, but now Forbidden Broadway star Ms. Christine “I can impersonate anybody” Pedi will be the one dispensing advice and laughs on the stage of Sofia’s.

Want to come see Christine?  Here’s how:

Miss Abigail gives lots of quippy advice during her show.  I want you to pretend that you are the Miss Abigail of the theater.  What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to someone who asked you how to make it in the biz?

The doctor is in.  And it’s you!



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  • Rebecca L says:


  • AuntieF says:

    The obvious piece of advice to the question: “How do I make it to Broadway/Off Broadway?” Practice, practice, practice! Oh yeah; that’s advice for Carnegie Hall, too!

  • Nancy Paris says:

    On the way up, learn to love Ramen noodles. Once you’ve made it, moderate your salt intake.

  • Be passionate! Be passionate about your show. Be passionate about your cast. Bes passionate about your director, theater, street team even ushers. Passion is what will drive you to success and make others see what you see about your production.

  • Bryan Austermann says:

    Don’t. Suck.

  • Margie Goldsmith says:

    My advice: Stay the course. You better REALLY develop some thick skin because you will cry, scream, rage, be hurt, rejected and feel like a fool while trying to make it in the theatrical business, whether as an actor, director or producer; but if you want it badly enough and you keep on trying and ignore all the nay-sayers and evil-wishers, one day, it will all actually come true for you. And then you;ll have to work even harder.

  • Lorenzo says:

    Make sure this is what you want to do above all else! it’ll make the good days great and the bad days bearable.

  • Jennifer says:

    Never take no for an answer.

  • Michael P says:

    Be a triple threat:
    1. Be kind
    2. Be talented
    3. Be gracious
    all that a positive attitude will eventually win you that job ! And lots more……

  • Broadwayjayb says:

    Always Be Nice And Never Take Any Shite ! And If Someone Tries to Give You Some, Never Take Any Shite! J

  • Rita R says:

    Darling, no matter how talented you are, no matter how hard you work or how devoted you are to your craft, there is one thing you can do to be sure you will make it in this business: date the producer.

  • Quit your day job. It only holds you back. 😉

  • Candace says:

    Keep working at something while trying your darndest 24/7 to get that break!

  • Gaby G says:

    Embrace the fact that “making it” is relative and is all in the perspective.
    A child can watch an abridged Shakespeare play in a classroom performed by four actors with two hats and some scarves and be inspired for the rest of their lives.
    A guy or gal running a spotlight in a production is as important as the Principal Actor or First Violin.
    And who can forget the legend of the stage hand mopping up elephant poop after a show: when asked why he doesn’t retire already he answers, “What? And give up show business?”

  • Tim says:

    Personality, flexibility and a website — the same things it takes to make it in porn.

  • Alexa says:

    Stop making excuses and just do it, my little cherubs!

  • Ellie says:

    Listen, if you’re sitting in front of a laptop asking someone ELSE what you should do to become successful in showbiz, you got the wrong idea, honey. Get outa that chair and DO something.
    …just don’t screw up.

  • Carey says:

    Naysayers are useful. With them, you can evaluate how badly you really do want to be here. Use them, but at the same time forget them. This is your vision. Just do you.

  • Camilla Petsche says:

    To be successful in any business you have to be passionate about it. It’s what will give you the motivation and determination to make it a success. What are you most passionate about? If you can still say it’s the show business, then give it all you’ve got! But remember life is a journey not a destination. Look forward to every audition or interview you go to. You never know, you could wind up meeting your perfect mate at one of those auditions. What’s life without someone to share it with? And when you’re both passionate about the same things in life, you’ll be successful and have the perfect marriage too!

  • Sara G. says:

    Say yes!
    If someone asks you for help or offers you an opportunity, even if it’s not exactly what you think you’re “supposed to do” or “want,” do it! One things always leads to another and people want to work with (enough that they’ll pay you) people who will take risks and give time and passion!

  • Sara G. says:

    *one thing

  • Joe Laub says:

    To make it in the biz you need to:
    1. Keep your nose to the grindstone.
    2. Give everything that you have to give.
    3. Audition like it’s the only part you want.
    4. Audition like it’s the only show you want.
    5. Be reasonable in your demand.

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