Moving within the year... Need Input

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    Oct 18, 2011 9:42 PM GMT
    I will hopefully be moving to one of the following cites within the year after i graduate and need y'alls input. I am going to pursue musical theatre performance and maybe tap dance. I need y'all's opinions on the area, rent, expenses, community, etc. Anything you think is relavent! Let me know what you think!

    Chicago, IL - 33 Equity Theatres
    San Francisco, CA - 20 Equity Theatres
    Boston, MA - 17 Equity Theatres
    DC / Baltimore - 14 Equity Theatres
    Philadelphia, PA - 14 Equity Theatres
    Seattle, WA - 6 Equity Theatres
    New Orleans, LA - 6 Equity Theatres
  • Webster666

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    Oct 19, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    If you've got lots of money (or, you're okay with sharing a place with several roommates), San Francisco is a really wonderful place to live.

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    Oct 19, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    chi town or san fran....nothing really going on in the other cities listed besides being cheaper
  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 19, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    If you're really good, I suggest moving to NYC and getting a share in Brooklyn, which isn't that expensive. And a really fun place.

    Of the places on your list, I would pick Chicago as best ratio of theatre/cost of living. Just bring a warm coat. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 19, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    The DC/Baltimore area is fine. The cost of living varies depending on how far out from the cities you want to live. Your primary concern is going to be finding a job in this economy. (Sorry to depress you.) That should probably be your primary focus.
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    Oct 19, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    Glenn1388 saidI will hopefully be moving to one of the following cites within the year after i graduate and need y'alls input. I am going to pursue musical theatre performance and maybe tap dance. I need y'all's opinions on the area, rent, expenses, community, etc. Anything you think is relavent! Let me know what you think!

    Chicago, IL - 33 Equity Theatres
    San Francisco, CA - 20 Equity Theatres
    Boston, MA - 17 Equity Theatres
    DC / Baltimore - 14 Equity Theatres
    Philadelphia, PA - 14 Equity Theatres
    Seattle, WA - 6 Equity Theatres
    New Orleans, LA - 6 Equity Theatres


    Why is NYC not on this list?
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    Oct 19, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    Maybe NYC isn't an option for him?


    San Francisco is great. Just don't expect to live fruitfully.
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    Oct 19, 2011 4:47 AM GMT
    Seeing as you're from Florida, unless you truly do not mind overcast grey skies 8-10 months of the year, don't come to Seattle.
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    Oct 21, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    SFYogi saidMaybe NYC isn't an option for him?


    San Francisco is great. Just don't expect to live fruitfully.


    As far as why I'm not considering NYC:

    To join equity (the actors' union) you have to have a certain amount of equity work under your belt (50 weeks). It's really hard to get equity work without being a member of the union. There are only 5 theatres in NYC that hire non-equity actors. Also, most of the actors in NYC already have their equity membership so it's VERY competitive. My plan was to move to a city with more equity theatre but not so many actors so I can stand out a little more and bang out my equity requirements in about 2 years. Then it's on to New York!
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    Oct 21, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    Hi,

    Take your top 3 choices (if they are 200 miles apart) and go to this website.

    www.astrocartography.co.uk

    Get the 3 city analysis or the map and 3 city analysis.

    It will let you know what to expect.

    Best regards,
    Steve