Acting can be a difficult career path to pursue in life, and sometimes it can be really beneficial to take some time out and reconnect with just why you fell in love with acting to begin with. Naturally there are beautiful places all over the world where great actors have performed, but when you are in search of real inspiration and want to get truly excited about the career you have chosen again, these three fun cities are where you are guaranteed to find it!
As you might expect, LA tops the list because it is home to Hollywood! Actors from all over the world go to Hollywood to try and get noticed and compete for roles, however this isn’t just because it is where the biggest film industry in the world is based – it’s also because there is inspiration everywhere. Knowing you are in the same city where just about all of the greatest actors of the 20th and 21st century have worked, and where future classics are currently being made, is certainly enough to help reignite your passion for acting. Of course, when you are just visiting as an actor working in another city or country, you can take the chance to go touristy with it, and check out the walk of fame, Universal Studios, and nearby Disneyland for even more movie magic.
Hollywood is now a concept as much as a place, and actor Michael David Palance, executive producer on reality show My Hollywood, believes it is an idea alive in the hearts of people from all over the world who want to break into showbusiness. This is the thought behind the show Michael Palance has made, which follows aspiring actors and performers in the search for their own Hollywood. And Holloywood’s one of the best places to visit in the United States.
LA may be the home of movies, but NYC is the place to go in the USA if you are in love with the stage. Broadway is the goal for many actors, and if you are interested more in the theater than film, then you will find all the inspiration you need by spending some time here and attending as many performances as you can – including perhaps some quirky off Broadway shows. NYC has a thriving entertainment industry beyond the stage too, and this is where many of the live talk shows and other programs you may dream of one day plugging your latest movie on are made. New York is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Outside of the USA, London is probably the most important place to go for acting inspiration. The West End of London is second only to Broadway for incredible stage productions, and if you are interested in classical theater, you will find visiting performances of Shakespeare in London to be among the most impressive things you can hope to see live. London is one of the best places to visit in Europe.
If you are looking for a vacation that will help feed your passion for acting, then these three cities are sure to delight and inspire you.