"Don't sell yourself short - be the best you can be!"
I grew up listening to Kelli Rabke and was delighted that Maggie and I could build a 24/7 virtual home for her talents.
Check out Kelli's advice, portfolio, website and rockin' social media! She's got it all!!!
For those that don’t know you, tell us a little bit about Kelli Rabke!
I was once a busy musical theatre actress (highlights include starring as the Narrator in the Broadway revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Eponine in Les Misérables on Broadway, and originating the role of Yonah in Children of Eden at the Paper Mill Playhouse) who left the business to start a family. My children are now 5 and 11 and I’ve recently returned to performing, fulfilling a 20 year dream of creating my own cabaret show. I've been blessed to perform it to sold out audiences in NY and NJ, in addition to extensive concert work in this past year which included 54 Below, Town Hall, NJPAC, the Phoenix, NJ, and Fort Worth Symphony orchestras, and various concerts with Stephen Schwartz.
What are you currently working on, as well as working towards?
I am working on creating cabaret show #2 for myself. I am also working towards booking myself into select cabaret venues around the country (which was my primary reason for creating my website).
Why did you choose CSM to build your website?
I was so impressed with all of websites that I saw that CSM created. Mike Schwitter's website in particular, was my favorite I had ever seen. I knew that whomever created that was who I wanted!
What responses have you received from your new website?
Nothing but raves - everyone has said how professional it looks, how easy it is to navigate, how interesting it is when the new photos appear as you scroll down, how thorough it is...
What's your advice to aspiring artists?
Be as much of a triple threat as possible. Be prepared for your auditions and do your homework to make sure your audition book is fleshed out with different options/genres/styles. Don’t sell yourself short - don’t leave town for a mediocre job and take yourself out of the running for the good jobs you need to be around to audition for. Want it so badly you are willing to go the extra mile to hone your craft, to be the best you can be, but then be realistic; when it stops being fun, start doing something else.
What’s your advice to artists about their online presence?
Be as tech savvy as possible (which I am not - that’s why I hired Tony!!!)
Tony Howell is a digital strategist dedicated to helping you design your future—creating offline success from your online presence.