Tired of auditions where all the actors spout the same familiar monologues? Frustrated with the lack of creative pieces for your particular age range? Are you looking for works that allow you to explore a wide variety of well-defined characters? Then this is the book for you!Burning Up the Stage is the ultimate collection for performers of all ages and abilities. Hundreds of innovative characters come to life in intense dramatic scenes, lyrical monologues and laugh-out-loud comedy sketches. Choose from more than 80 original works divided into four age categories: Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors. The book also contains valuable insights into the craft, such as: Audition Tips; What Makes a Good Actor; Stage Business, and other helpful information. Whether you are a beginning actor or a seasoned professional, you will find a wealth of material with which to polish your craft.