Musical Theatre

MUSICAL THEATRE Gerry Tebbutt The Musical Theatre handbook is aimed at equipping students with the necessary information to pursue a career in Musical ...

Author: Gerry Tebbutt

Publisher: Dramatic Lines Publishers

ISBN: 1904557120

Category: Musical theater

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Musical Theatre

Our journey begins in ancient Greece, where drama was invented as musical theatre. The Romans borrowed most of their theatrical conventions from the Greeks, ...

Author: John Kenrick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474267021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Musical Theatre: A History is a new revised edition of a proven core text for college and secondary school students – and an insightful and accessible celebration of twenty-five centuries of great theatrical entertainment. As an educator with extensive experience in professional theatre production, author John Kenrick approaches the subject with a unique appreciation of musicals as both an art form and a business. Using anecdotes, biographical profiles, clear definitions, sample scenes and select illustrations, Kenrick focuses on landmark musicals, and on the extraordinary talents and business innovators who have helped musical theatre evolve from its roots in the dramas of ancient Athens all the way to the latest hits on Broadway and London's West End. Key improvements to the second edition: · A new foreword by Oscar Hammerstein III, a critically acclaimed historian and member of a family with deep ties to the musical theatre, is included · The 28 chapters are reformatted for the typical 14 week, 28 session academic course, as well as for a two semester, once-weekly format, making it easy for educators to plan a syllabus and reading assignments. · To make the book more interactive, each chapter includes suggested listening and reading lists, designed to help readers step beyond the printed page to experience great musicals and performers for themselves. A comprehensive guide to musical theatre as an international phenomenon, Musical Theatre: A History is an ideal textbook for university and secondary school students.
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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

In a musical theatre dance class, steps and combinations can move quickly. They can contain a large number of new movements or small additions to movements ...

Author: Diana Dart Harris

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492585220

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance introduces students to basic musical theatre dance techniques from a variety of genres, forms, and styles and explains how to put them into practice for performance on stage. Part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series, the text and web resource offer students what they need to know about auditions, rehearsals, performing, and caring for themselves so they can have a successful experience in a musical theatre dance course. Designed for students enrolled in introductory musical theatre dance courses, the text contains photos and descriptions of basic warm-up exercises, center work, steps from a variety of dance genres used in musical theatre dance, partnering, and lifts. For those new to dance, the text provides an orientation to the structure of a musical theatre dance class and includes information on meeting class expectations, dressing appropriately, preparing mentally and physically, maintaining proper nutrition and hydration, and avoiding injury. The accompanying web resource presents more than 60 instructional video clips to help students practice and review musical theatre dance forms, techniques, and adaptations. A glossary builds students’ fluency in the vocabulary of musical theatre dance terminology, adaptations of steps, and styles. Each chapter contains learning features to support students’ knowledge, including experiences, e-journal assignments, web links, and interactive quizzes. To dance on the musical theatre stage, students need to know how the world of musical theatre works; the expectations they must meet; and how to audition, rehearse, perform, and care for themselves. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance will arm them with the practical information as well as the historical background they need for success. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance is part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series incudes resources for ballet, tap, modern dance, and jazz that support introductory technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, learning aids, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.
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Acting in Musical Theatre

Acting in Musical Theatre – the book If you are an actor just starting out, this book will put you on the right path and give you a set of tools to take you ...

Author: Joe Deer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317911968

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: A brand new companion website for students and teachers, including Powerpoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and checklists for projects and exercises. Learning outcomes for each chapter to guide teachers and students through the book’s core ideas and lessons New style overviews for pop and jukebox musicals Extensive updated professional insights from field testing with students, young professionals, and industry showcases Full-colour production images, bringing each chapter to life Acting in Musical Theatre’s chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.
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Musical Theatre Song

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Author: Stephen Purdy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472595102

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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Musical Theatre Song is a handbook for musical theatre performers, providing them with the wide-ranging skill set they need for success in today's competitive musical theatre environment. Breaking down the process into knowing how to select your song material based upon your individuality and how to prepare and perform it in a manner that best highlights your attributes, Stephen Purdy provides a succinct and personalized trajectory toward presentation, taking the reader through a series of challenges that is designed to evoke original, personal and vibrant song performances. Written by renowned Broadway and West End vocal and audition coach Stephen Purdy, Musical Theatre Song is a must-have guide for all performers who are looking to succeed in the musical theatre industry.
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Music Theory for Musical Theatre

theatre songs. Part 2 contains examples from the musical theatre repertoire that demonstrate the lamination of music and text analysis.

Author: John Bell

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461664192

Category: Music

Page: 136

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Music Theory for Musical Theatre guides the musical theatre practitioner through elements of music theory and score analysis using a workbook format and examples from musical theatre that emphasize music's value as a key contributor to the dramatic gestalt.
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Music Theory through Musical Theatre

Tests on the effects of music on living organisms besides humans have shown that ... Even when musical theatre examples are employed in place of Mozart or ...

Author: John Franceschina

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199999583

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Music Theory through Musical Theatre takes a new and powerful approach to music theory. Written specifically for students in music theatre programs, it offers music theory by way of musical theatre. Not a traditional music theory text, Music Theory through Musical Theatre tackles the theoretical foundations of musical theatre and musical theatre literature with an emphasis on what students will need to master in preparation for a professional career as a performer. Veteran music theatre musician John Franceschina brings his years of experience to bear in a book that offers musical theatre educators an important tool in equipping students with what is perhaps the most important element of being a performer: the ability to understand the language of music in the larger dramatic context to which it contributes. The book uses examples exclusively from music theater repertoire, drawing from well-known and more obscure shows and songs. Musical sight reading is consistently at the forefront of the lessons, teaching students to internalize notated music quickly and accurately, a particularly necessary skill in a world where songs can be added between performances. Franceschina consistently links the concepts of music theory and vocal coaching, showing students how identifying the musical structure of and gestures within a piece leads to better use of their time with vocal coaches and ultimately enables better dramatic choices. Combining formal theory with practical exercises, Music Theory through Musical Theatre will be a lifelong resource for students in musical theatre courses, dog-eared and shelved beside other professional resource volumes.
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Rock in the Musical Theatre

The musical tastes of theatregoers in the late twentieth century leaned toward the music of the mid-twentieth century, that is, music that predated rock.

Author: Joseph Church

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190943493

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Today's musical theatre world rocks. Now that rock 'n' roll music and its offshoots, including pop, hard rock, rap, r&b, funk, folk, and world-pop music, are the standard language of musical theatre, theatre singers need a source of information on these styles, their origins, and their performance practices. Rock in the Musical Theatre: A Guide for Singers fills this need. Today's musical theatre training programs are now including rock music in their coursework and rock songs and musicals in their repertoires. This is a text for those trainees, courses, and productions. It will also be of great value to working professionals, teachers, music directors, and coaches less familiar with rock styles, or who want to improve their rock-related skills. The author, an experienced music director, vocal coach, and university professor, and an acknowledged expert on rock music in the theatre, examines the many aspects of performing rock music in the theatre and offers practical advice through a combination of aesthetic and theoretical study, extensive discussions of musical, vocal, and acting techniques, and chronicles of coaching sessions. The book also includes advice from working actors, casting directors, and music directors who specialize in rock music for the stage.
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The Musical Theatre Performer s Guide to Audition Success

Musical Theatre U offers training programs, private coaching and industry ... Musical theatre is a demanding career path shrouded in mystery to those who ...

Author: Erin Roberts-Hall

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329132009

Category: Art

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Musical theatre performers will spend as much, or more, time auditioning for roles as they do rehearsing and performing, especially in the beginning of their careers. Auditioning is a critical skill learned over time and through experience. To get yourself working regularly, it is essential to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the musical theatre audition process, and how you can best prepare yourself. This eBook provides information on audition formats, common expectations, what to bring and how to plan, specific strategies for dance, music and speaking, and submission advice. The material is intended for musical theatre students and professionals who are new to auditioning and musical theatre educators who wish to take these techniques into their classrooms.
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A Teacher s Guide to Musical Theatre

Taylor, M. and Symonds , D. Studying Musical Theatre: Theory and Practice. London : Palgrave . 2014 . Establishes clear principles for critical thinking ...

Author: Kenneth Pickering

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350213944

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Are you a teacher of musical theatre who struggles to plan and construct lessons? Are you looking for a structured approach to teaching musical theatre to students of all abilities? Do you know your Ivor Novello from your Stephen Sondheim? Despite being one of the most popular forms of performance study, Musical Theatre is often the most difficult to teach due to its part-practical and part-academic approach. With few books on the market directly aimed at teachers, it can be a challenging and daunting task to devise a course of study that takes in the history of the form as well as considering the wider aspects that come together to make a successful musical. A Teacher's Guide to Musical Theatre enables teachers to plan and deliver courses in Musical Theatre with confidence and flair. The unique structure of the chapters guides teachers through key facts and concepts in musical theatre history and offers practical in-class activities for students. From topics for class discussion and essay assignments to journal entries and portfolios to sample test questions, this book is full of practical advice from experienced teachers in the field which make it the idea companion for teachers and instructors on diploma and degree-level courses, as well as those devising courses in part-time performing arts schools. Devised to provide sufficient engaging and inspirational material for an initial term or semester, the book establishes the principles of teaching this relatively new subject and encourages teachers to extend much further into the subject. From The Mikado to Hamilton and everything in between, this book breaks down decades of history into appropriately sized lessons, designed to give students a rounded survey of the subject and an understanding of how musicals work. Offering expert guidance to those with varied fields of expertise and practical experience but limited teaching experience, this book is the only existing guide to structured and stimulating practice.
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Singer s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 6

The aims of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology have remained constant since the first volumes were released: • collecting songs that deeply represent ...

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495051937

Category: Music

Page: 256

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(Vocal Collection). Volume 6 of this landmark series includes songs from shows that opened since the release of Volume 5 (2008), such as The Addams Family, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Matilda the Musical, Shrek the Musical and many others. Volume 6 also explores a deeper look into repertoire from classic shows. This series is the world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. Features of the series include: authentic editions for each song in the original key; songs chosen particularly for each voice type; selection of songs from classic and contemporary shows; includes notes about each show and song. Soprano book.
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Singer s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 4

When I conceived and compiled the first volumes of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, released in 1987, I couldn't have possibly imagined the day when ...

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480319028

Category: Music

Page: 256

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(Vocal Collection). 39 songs, including: Awaiting You * Breeze off the River * Dancing Through Life * The Day After That * Fortune Favors the Brave * Free * Giants in the Sky * Goodnight Saigon * I Can Do That * If You Were Gay * Love Changes Everything * A Man Could Go Quite Mad * One Track Mind * She Cries * Stay * Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians) * What Have I Done * Who Am I? * Why * You Walk with Me * and more. There are no song duplications from any of the previous volumes. All songs are written in the original keys, in authentic voice with piano accompaniment. Also includes a Foreword, and an extensive section of show facts and plot notes about the shows.
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The Singer s Musical Theatre Anthology

The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology is the most comprehensive series of its kind ever to appear in print. Its unique perspective is in looking at the ...

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480318564

Category: Music

Page: 168

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(Vocal Collection). All duets here are Male/Female combinations. Contents: Bess, You Is My Woman (Porgy and Bess) * I Have Dreamed (The King and I) * I Loves You Porgy (Porgy and Bess) * It Never Was You (Knickerbocker Holiday) * Make Believe (Show Boat) * A Man and a Woman (110 in the Shade) * My Heart Is So Full of You (The Most Happy Fella) * People Will Say We're in Love (Oklahoma!) * Salzburg (Bells Are Ringing) * Strange Music (Kismet) * The Touch of Your Hand (The Cat and the Fiddle) * Too Many Mornings (Follies) * We Kiss in a Shadow (The King and I) * We'll Go Away Together (Street Scene) * What You Want Wid Bess (Porgy and Bess) * When the Children Are Asleep (Carousel) * Will You Remember Me (Knickerbocker Holiday) * With So Little to Be Sure Of (Anyone Can Whistle) * Wunderbar (Kiss Me, Kate) * You Are Love (Show Boat) * You're Nearer (Babes in Arms).
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The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

5 When it comes to adaptations of musical theatre, the resemblances between theatre and film that Elliott points to may well be especially pronounced, ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190051549

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.
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Musical Theatre Realism and Entertainment

Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway this book explores the ways in which musical theatre reaches out to and involves its audiences.

Author: Millie Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317091363

Category: Music

Page: 202

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What is it about musical theatre that audiences find entertaining? What are the features that lead to its ability to stimulate emotional attachment, to move and to give pleasure? Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway this book explores the ways in which musical theatre reaches out to and involves its audiences. It investigates how pleasure is stimulated by vocal, musical and spectacular performances. Early discussions centre on the construction of the composed text, but then attention is given to performance and audience response. Musical theatre contains disruptions and dissonances in its multiple texts, it allows gaps for audiences to read playfully. This combines with the voluptuous sensations of embodied emotion, contagiously and viscerally shared between audience and stage, and augmented through the presence of voice and music. A number of features are discovered in the construction of musical theatre performance texts that allow them to engage the intense emotional attachment of their audiences and so achieve enormous popularity. In doing this, the book challenges the conception of musical theatre as 'only entertainment'. Entertainment instead becomes a desirable, ephemeral and playful concept.
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The Singer s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 2

... is apparent to me that the most important and lasting body of performable American music for singers has come from the musical theatre and musical film.

Author: Richard Walters

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480318779

Category: Music

Page: 224

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(Vocal Collection). 40 songs, including: This Can't Be Love * Bye, Bye Baby * I Won't Send Roses * The Surrey With The Fringe On Top * Once In Love With Amy.
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Studying Musical Theatre

From Monteverdi to Mamma Mia, and from HMS Pinafore to Hedwig, this book offers an accessible and up-to-date guide to musical theatre for students, aficionados and enthusiasts alike.

Author: M. Taylor

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 1137270942

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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This lively textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the history, theory and practice of this popular theatre form. Bringing critical theory and musical theatre together, Millie Taylor and Dominic Symonds explore the musical stage from a broad range of theoretical perspectives. Part 1 focuses on the way we understand musicals as texts and Part 2 then looks at how musical theatre negotiates its position in the wider world. Part 3 recognises the affiliations of various communities with the musical stage, and finally part 4 unravels the musical’s relationship with time, space, intertextuality and entertainment. Written by leading experts in Musical Theatre and Drama, Taylor and Symonds utilise their wealth of knowledge to engage and educate the reader on this diverse subject. With its accessible and extensive content, this text is the ideal accompaniment to any study of musical theatre internationally: an essential tool for students of all levels, lecturers, practitioners and enthusiasts alike.
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The Singer s Musical Theatre Anthology 16 Bar Audition

A general guideline is 30 seconds of music, and not more than 45 seconds. ... have been selected from Volumes 1-5 of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, ...

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781495085161

Category: Music

Page: 184

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(Vocal Collection). Tenor edition. Songs especially good for auditions have been chosen from Volumes 1-5 of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology and edited to 30-40 second "16-Bar" excerpts. Each volume includes over 100 songs in original keys.
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An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre

In our context, we consider musicals that are performed in the UK as part of British musical theatre history. This is an area which has been addressed but ...

Author: Sean Mayes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350119642

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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A radically urgent intervention, An Inconvenient Black History of British Musical Theatre: 1900 - 1950 uncovers the hidden Black history of this most influential of artforms. Drawing on lost archive material and digitised newspapers from the turn of the century onwards, this exciting story has been re-traced and restored to its rightful place. A vital and significant part of British cultural history between 1900 and 1950, Black performance practice was fundamental to resisting and challenging racism in the UK. Join Mayes (a Broadway- and Toronto-based Music Director) and Whitfield (a musical theatre historian and researcher) as they take readers on a journey through a historically-inconvenient and brilliant reality that has long been overlooked. Get to know the Black theatre community in London's Roaring 20s, and hear about the secret Florence Mills memorial concert they held in 1928. Acquaint yourself with Buddy Bradley, Black tap and ballet choreographer, who reshaped dance in British musicals - often to be found at Noël Coward's apartment for late-night rehearsals, such was Bradley's importance. Meet Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight Boxing Champion, who toured Britain's theatres during World War 1 and brought the sounds of Chicago to places like war-weary Dundee. Discover the most prolific Black theatre practitioner you've never heard of, William Garland, who worked for 40 years across multiple continents and championed Black British performers. Marvel at performers like cabaret star Mabel Mercer, born in Stafford in 1900, who sang and conducted theatre orchestras across the UK, as well as Black Birmingham comedian Eddie Emerson, who was Garland's partner for decades. Many of their names and works have never been included in histories of the British musical - until now.
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Singer s Musical Theatre Anthology Duets Volume 3

Since the first volumes of The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology were released in 1987, the aims of the series have remained constant: a mixture of recent ...

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480318939

Category: Music

Page: 272

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(Vocal Collection). The world's most trusted source for great theatre literature for singing actors. The book features authentic editions of each duet in the original keys. The duets have been carefully chosen and are culled from a wide selection of classics and contemporary shows.
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