Jenna Rubaii shares what it’s like to be on the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, the importance of flexibility during inevitable career ups-and-downs, and what she’s learned along the way.
- 2:50 : Where are you?
- 3:20 : How long are you supposed to be on the tour?
- 14:20 : What is your day-in-the-life like on tour?
- 16:55 : Have you always been able to find a good mental health space, or is that something you learned?
- 17:35 : Was your lifestyle growing up similar to what it’s like now?
- 23:30 : Did you have a back-up plan?
- 24:20 : How do you find you navigate rejection?
- 29:25 : When do you have time to work on Noonday Collection?
- 30:18 : What’s the story behind your Broadway debut in Groundhog Day?
- 32:27 : What’s been your biggest risk so far?
- 34:56 : Do you have a survival job when you’re waiting for work?
- 37:08 : Do you think you’ve “made it?”
- 38:43 : Who has been your inspiration? See it to be it.
- 40:53 : Do you have any advice for young artists?
- 42:56 : Is there anything you’ve seen lately that you would recommend?
- 43:50 : How is the cast doing with changes to the tour?
- : How can listeners connect with you?
Connect with Jenna!
- “Just let things go and let life happen.”
- “Flexibility is a huge thing to remember–and know that change is inevitable.”
- “Day-in-the-life right now means making sure I’m mentally well before the shows.”
- “Find a way to perform as much as possible.”
- “Just get yourself to do things.”
- “You yourself have to love this. It doesn’t matter what other people feel about it…because everyone’s going to have opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do.”
- “The hard thing is you don’t know if you’re going to work…so much of it depends on other people’s decisions.”
- “Continually love your own individuality.”
- “Embrace what’s unique about you–and don’t shy away from that. Your quirks might get you a job.”
- “It’s a lot of work. It’s an everyday challenge for all of us.”
- “I appreciate the ups and downs because it makes you cherish the ups so much more.”
- “The most important thing is finding something that is going to be good for you, that will make you happy.”
- “My biggest lifesaver was collaborating and making my own art.”
- “Continue to create your own work and put it out there as much as possible.”
- “As long as you’re working, progressing, and taking big leaps in your work–you’re doing well.”
- “Get out and see as much as you can, do as much as you can, even if it’s not your favorite thing or it’s scary to you, just try it and that will enrich your artistic life.”
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