• Big League Productions Legally Blonde 04/18/2017  9:54pm

    Has anyone ever done a tour with Big League Productions before? Is it worth it working for them? I didn't find many review of them online from past actors. Thanks!

    eva23

    I did and it was a nightmare. Worst experience in my career honestly.

    justme 04/18/2017  10:03pm

    You won't die under their watch but you'll feel like you might die under their watch

    Little Seal Girl 04/18/2017  10:06pm

    Hey There, I got off a National Tour with Big League a year ago and loved my time working for them. Everyone from the casting process, the creatives, and our cast were fantastic and professional. We were treated very well and the production value was top notch.

    My only complaint is that I wish it was longer! I would work for them again in a heart beat. If your lucky enough to book a tour with them I bet you will have a blast!

    Numberxaero 04/18/2017  10:54pm

    Working for Big League was truly wonderful. From one day of auditions, to rehearsals, opening night, and to the travel day home. Everyone involved makes you feel like family.

    I can vouch for what NumberXaero said and agree 100 percent. We were treated extremely well and the production I was in was also top notch. I was in a National Tour over the holidays and I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with such beautiful and caring people.

    If you get the opportunity to be a part of the Big League family you will certainly not regret it!

    Uptownfunk 04/18/2017  11:10pm

    I've worked with Big League on three different tours, and I would happily work with them again if possible. The quality of the productions and the talent they cast are very good. The accommodations they provide on the road are usually fantastic and overall they are very considerate and supportive. No company is perfect, but after some of the things I've heard about other touring companies I feel lucky that the whole of my tour experience has been with BL.

    toomuchfire 04/18/2017  11:38pm

    I had a wonderful experience working for Big League. Everyone from casting, to creatives, to those working behind the scenes in management, the crew, the musicians, and cast made the experience fabulous. They assembled the most amazing and talented group of artists across the board and in all departments. It felt like family and we were treated very well. I would absolutely jump at the chance to work for them again. And I hope you also have the opportunity to work for them as well. You'll have a wonderful time!

    8675309 04/19/2017  12:15am

    ^^Um. The previous four posts seem oddly similar to each other. Vague and general praise for this company, repeated references to it feeling "like a family" and other repetitions across the four posts. I would be led to believe these four posts were all written by someone who works for Big League.

    Yikes.

    flossdaily 04/19/2017  7:22am

    umm nope I dont work for them, was just throwing my 2 cents in from my time there.

    Numberxaero 04/19/2017  9:03am

    Any info on if Big League has ever done a Guest Artist Equity contract? It's mainly overseas so I can really see it being a problem while it rehearses in NYC. Any thoughts?

    Feefyefofum 04/19/2017  9:21am

    Nope. Wrong. I'm just an actor. Not part of the company. If I sounded general in my praise it's because the inquiry(as well as the complaints) were general.

    toomuchfire 04/19/2017  10:09am

    New to audition update, numberxaero and toomuchfire?

    flossdaily 04/19/2017  10:39am

    Hey guys! Just wanted to add a post to this without any anonymity; my name's Andreas Wyder, and I've worked for Big League in a few different capacities. I've had the joy of doing their GRINCH tour for three years, and I've also worked for Big League's phenomenal resident casting director, Alison Franck! The reason why everyone is saying the word "family" is because that truly is the beautiful energy that Big League promotes! Everyone from our company managers to our costumers to our cast to our orchestra to our casting team is truly top-notch, and Big League does a wonderful job of taking care of its employees. I could go on and on about my own personal experiences with the company, but if anyone has any specific questions, please feel free to reach out to me! Break your legs! :-D

    AWyder 04/19/2017  10:39am

    Hi there! I'll be honest, I had a rough time on my Big League tour. However, non-eq tours are HARD and I think people don't always take that into consideration. I do know many people who have done 3-4 tours with Big League and keep going back. That says something. In regards to the "family": if you do a good job, you could do these tours as long as you wanted- usually in the middle of the contract they put up a signup sheet for the next tour. Many people from my tour went directly to another BL tour(and said it was much better experience than our tour). That's a good place to be! My tour was rough, but I know many companies can be hit or miss so I will be going in for Legally Blonde and would take it if I got it! Hope this helps! Xo

    riri 04/19/2017  11:11am

    Hey for all who may care... I did a production with what I believe is the company that turned into Big League. Same director/choreo/music/blah blah blah.

    It's not easy, but it is what you make of it. Generally I found they take care of you quite well compared to other non-eq productions/production companies.

    This said I've had friends who have worked with them and it seems as if quality has gone down. But I've also heard and know they have a lot of good connections in china... not sure what that may mean, but accommodation wise should be good.

    Don't really know what else to add. I had a good time, I know others who have not had a good time. I think this is really one of those situations where it turns into what you make of it.

    strongmover2275 04/19/2017  1:32pm

    I also did the Grinch tour and it was great! So many of the cast return year after year, and it's because the people are wonderful, the show is very high quality, and we are well taken care of. I think one reason our tour in particular was so lovely was that our company manager, Coglan, was amazing - so nice and caring, and so good at his at job. Our cities were all one or two weeks, so that's not grueling in the way it would be with just one or a few nights in each place. There were lovely holiday parties and meals, and opportunities to do outreach, too. YouTube has videos posted by cast members over the years of backstage, hotel accommodations, holiday parties, etc. if you want to get an idea (search for “Grinch tour”).

    OutOfState 04/19/2017  1:33pm

    Hi there! I'll be honest, I had a rough time on my Big League tour. However, non-eq tours are HARD and I think people don't always take that into consideration. I do know many people who have done 3-4 tours with Big League and keep going back. That says something. In regards to the "family": if you do a good job, you could do these tours as long as you wanted- usually in the middle of the contract they put up a signup sheet for the next tour. Many people from my tour went directly to another BL tour(and said it was much better experience than our tour). That's a good place to be! My tour was rough, but I know many companies can be hit or miss so I will be going in for Legally Blonde and would take it if I got it! Hope this helps! Xo

    riri 04/20/2017  12:11am

    I love when people post shit like this, because everyone commenting on this saying it's a mess is gonna be like "LIST UP TO 69" on the day of that damn open call.

    Fatniss_Neverlean 04/20/2017  12:20am