How to Act Like a Kid by Henry Hodges
Backstage Secrets of a Young Performer

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Henry Hodges has spent the last twelve years either on stage or in front of a camera. From playing Chip in Beauty and the Beast to Jeremy Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, Henry literally has lived on Broadway for most of his young life. His other credits include community and regional theaters, touring shows, opera, television commercials, and voice-overs for Snow Buddies and Space Buddies. In How to Act Like a Kid, Henry will use his considerable experience--and wisdom beyond his years--to give young readers advice on open calls, auditions, rehearsals, dance and voice classes, child wranglers, studio teachers, and how to do homework in green rooms! Most of all, he will relate how to live a normal life while devoting your time to performing on stage and screen. The book will cover all the ups and downs of childhood acting, including disappointments: he didn't get the role of Tiny Tim when he first auditioned for The Christmas Carol because he was too small, but returned to win the role for two seasons! For the first time, young aspiring performers will be able to read about and learn from a young actor--through his own words.<!--StartFragment-->
PRAISE FOR HOW TO ACT LIKE A KID

Henry Hodges blows me away. Not only is he the mosttalented young actor to have appeared on Broadway in decades, he's the smartest aswell-a star in every regard. This book is a must-read for any kid who loves theaterand dreams to be a part of it.

-Thomas Schumacher, President, Disney Theatrical Group

Whether you've dreamed of being onstage or are already onyour creative journey, reading How to Act Like a Kid is a must! Henry knows hisstuff and has written a book that's revealing, practical, inspired, and most of all, alittle bit magical-which is what we hope the theater can be. I only wish I'd had this bookwhen I was "acting like a kid."

-Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original Annie
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About Henry Hodges

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Henry Hodges began acting at the age of four. He has appeared in productions ranging from Shakespeare to Disney and he was featured in How Does the Show Go On. Hodges has also been featured on Disney 365, the Today Show, the Early Show, Fox News Live, and 20/20. In between auditions, he plays in a rock band and enjoys sailing and fencing. Margaret Engel, a playwright and journalist, has known Henry Hodges since birth and has seen him grown from Tiny Tim to Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird. She is a former Washington Post reporter and is director of the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation. her writing has been nominated four times for the Pulitzer Prize.
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Disney Editions. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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Gr 6 Up—Hodges began his acting career as an alternative to his negative academic start. He was so tiny that the doctors recommended growth hormones, he repeated kindergarten, he failed music because he couldn't read the lyrics under the bouncing ball, and he was diagnosed with dyslexia. With a s...

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Gr 6 Up—Hodges began his acting career as an alternative to his negative academic start. He was so tiny that the doctors recommended growth hormones, he repeated kindergarten, he failed music because he couldn't read the lyrics under the bouncing ball, and he was diagnosed with dyslexia. With a s...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Act Like a Kid: Backst...

Gr 6 Up—Hodges began his acting career as an alternative to his negative academic start. He was so tiny that the doctors recommended growth hormones, he repeated kindergarten, he failed music because he couldn't read the lyrics under the bouncing ball, and he was diagnosed with dyslexia. With a s...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of How to Act Like a Kid: Backst...

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