Stress will be your middle name in this business. No matter where you are in your career as a song-and-dance guy or gal, you'll always be asking: "Will I even get a job?" or "Will I ever work again?" "Am I good enough?"
This is your life. Unemployment. Rejection. Separation from family for those traveling shows. Auditions—even hardened veterans never let go of that fear of totally missing that note, or flubbing that line, or tripping over what feel like three left feet. Clinging to the idea of success in a field where unemployment is close to universal.