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135 When your kids want to become professional actors

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Midwest mom Susan Whitby tells you what to expect when your children want to take the show business plunge

Susan Whitby (center) with daughters Maddy (left) and Audrey.

Susan Whitby (center) with daughters Maddy Whitby (left) and Audrey Whitby.

Susan Whitby joined us for the first of two episodes to talk about her daughters, Audrey and Maddie, who, after starting out in community theatre in Indiana, have moved on, with her help and five years in Los Angeles,  to become successful on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and more in Hollywood.  But it wasn’t easy and there were no guarantees.  Susan shares what she learned along the way and gives some solid advice on what to do and what to expect when your kids decide to pursue a show business career.

Audrey Whitby has various television acting projects including a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans and Maddy Whitby is co-host of the morning Radio Disney show, Morgan and Maddy in the Morning.

Links to two of the teachers/workshops for young actors mentioned in the show: