So You Want To Be In Musicals

Author: Ruthie Henshall
ISBN: 9781848421509
File Size: 14,29 MB
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Celebrated actress Ruthie Henshall has starred on Broadway and the West End in Chicago, Les Misérables, Cats, and Oliver! among others. She brings her extraordinary knowledge and personal experiences to this insider account of how to make it in this very tough business. An essential guide to turning dreams into reality.

So You Want To Sing Music Theater

Author: Karen Hall
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810888394
File Size: 25,58 MB
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In some ways, the successor of vaudeville and an extension of the opera and operetta, the stage musical has evolved into a worldwide juggernaut. Musicals are staged not only across the globe but are offered in a variety of settings, from the high school stage and major theater to the big screen. The stage musical has become a staple for the professional singer and the object of close study by students of singing. In So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, singer and scholar Karen S. Hall fills an important gap in the instructional literature for those who sing or teach singing to those seeking their fortunes in music theatrical productions. Developed in coordination with the National Association for Teachers of Singing, this work draws on current research from the world of voice scholarship to advance the careers of singers seeking to make a foray into or already deeply embedded in the world of music theater. So You Want to Sing Music Theater covers a vast array of topics. It includes a brief history of music theater; the basics of vocal science and anatomy; information on vocal and bodily health and maintenance, from diet to exercise to healing techniques; advice on teaching music theater to others, with focuses on breath, posture, registers, range, and tone quality; repertoire recommendations for voice and singing types, from female and male belting to classical and contemporary styles; a survey of music theater styles, such as folk, country, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz, and pop; insights on working with other music theater stakeholder, from singing teacher, vocal coach and accompanist, to acting teacher, director, dance instructor, composer, and music director; and finally sage advice on working with and without amplification or microphones, auditioning tips, and casting challenges. So You Want to Sing Music Theater includes guest-authored chapters by singing professionals Scott McCoy and Wendy LeBorgne. This work is not only the ideal guide to singing professionals, but the perfect reference works for voice teachers and their students, music directors, acting teachers, dance instructors and choreographers, and composers, and conductors. The So You Want to Sing series is produced in partnership with the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Like all books in the series, So You Want to Sing Music Theater features online supplemental material on the NATS website. Please visit to access style-specific exercises, audio and video files, and additional resources.

So You Want To Sing Music By Women

Author: Matthew Hoch
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538116073
File Size: 69,93 MB
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In a profession that is dominated by male composers, SYWTS Music by Women serves as a compendium for singers and teaches of singing who wish to explore the vast repertoire of women written by women, cutting across a wide array of styles and genres. Hoch and Lister highlight the key composers and provide tips and tools for programming their music.

So You Want To Sing Ccm Contemporary Commercial Music

Author: Matthew Hoch
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538103621
File Size: 39,57 MB
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This book gathers together technical and practical wisdom from some of the world’s most well-known practicing CCM pedagogues. Structured in interview format, each of the twelve master teachers represented speaks in-depth about their beliefs about vocal production and approaches to CCM technique and repertoire.

So You Want To Direct Tv

Author: Jacob Pinger
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476679584
File Size: 78,21 MB
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Becoming a TV director is nothing like other professions. There is no road map. Traditionally, the only way to break in was through access to a powerful mentor to show you the way...until now! This book of interviews with working TV directors provides 16 mentors who show you exactly how they did it. No two stories are exactly alike. These deeply personal interviews are honest and insightful in-depth portraits of a diverse range of successful women and men. For the first time in the 100-plus year history of the entertainment industry there are increasing opportunities to rise into the director's chair. This book reflects the hope and promise of a new era. Half of the directors interviewed are women, and half men. Together they represent a broadly diverse group. Open the cover and discover the mentor you deserve.

So You Want To Be A Dancer

Author: Laurel van der Linde
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144249929X
File Size: 40,42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Love dance? Go pro and make movement a way of life with this comprehensive guide that can help you land your dream job in the world of dance. From front-and-center careers like professional dancer and choreographer to the lesser-known professions of technical director and costume designer, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? reveals a vast expanse of dance-related job possibilities that are as exciting as they are rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different dance industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? includes inspiring stories from young people who are in the industry right now, as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in dance.

So You Want To Be A Film Or Tv Actor

Author: Lisa Rondinelli Albert
Editor: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766027411
File Size: 61,87 MB
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"Details how to become an actor for film and television"--Provided by publisher.

Bridgewood Musicals Accomplishing A Dream

Author: Michelle Bazari
ISBN: 1470990156
File Size: 37,98 MB
Format: PDF
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Little Musicals For Little Theatres

Author: Denny Martin Flinn
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103217
File Size: 73,35 MB
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"In each entry you will find a synopsis of the musical, its cast size, a list of musical numbers, and Flinn's professional comments on the advantages and disadvantages of producing the show. Flinn also provides licensing information, production notes, photos of many of the plays that give you a look at production requirements, commentary, and statistics on the number of performances that reveal just how successful the original production was. Appendixes include contact information for licensing organizations, authors, composers, and lyricists, and an index offers quick access to individual titles." "If you're planning to produce a little musical, or simply want a quick-reference guide, you need this book."--BOOK JACKET.

The Comedy Film Nerds Guide To Movies

Author: Graham Elwood
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614482225
File Size: 51,61 MB
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A movie guide for film and comedy fans, by filmmakers and comedians, for the movie lover with a good sense of humor. Tired of the usual boring, dry movie discussion? The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies is something new. Is it serious movie discussion? Is it funny? Do the writers know what the hell they are talking about? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Okay, that’s too many yes’s, but you get the point. Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, both professional filmmakers and comedians, created to mind meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny. And they called in all of their professionally funny and filmy friends to help them. Comedians and writers who have been on everything from the Tonight Show to their own comedy specials tell you what’s what about their favorite film genres. While The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies is funny and informative, each genre is given a personal touch. All of the Comedy Film Nerds have a love of film and a personal connection to each genre. Read about a love of film from an insider’s perspective. The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies brings what has been missing from movie discussion for too long: a healthy dose of humor.

So You Want To Make Movies

Author: Sidney Pink
Editor: Pineapple PressInc
File Size: 42,88 MB
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The author, an independent film producer, looks back on his career in the movie industry, and shares his impressions of actors and directors with whom he has worked

The Mcsweeney S Book Of Politics And Musicals

Author: McSweeney's
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307948633
File Size: 22,53 MB
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Ever since John Hancock broke into song after signing the Declaration of Independence, American politics and musicals have been inextricably linked. From Alexander Hamilton's jazz hands, to Chester A. Arthur's oboe operas, to Newt Gingrich's off-Broadway sexscapade, You, Me, and My Moon Colony Mistress Makes Three, government and musical theater have joined forces to document our nation's long history of freedom, partisanship, and dancers on roller skates pretending to be choo choo trains. To celebrate this grand union of entrenched bureaucracy and song, the patriots at McSweeney's Internet Tendency (“The Iowa Caucus of humor websites”) offer this riotous collection (peacefully assembled!) of monologues, charts, scripts, lists, diatribes, AND musicals written by the noted fake-musical lyricist, Ben Greenman. On the agenda are . . . Fragments from PALIN! THE MUSICAL Barack Obama’s Undersold 2012 Campaign Slogans Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Financial Crisis Your Attempts to Legislate Hunting Man for Sport Reek of Class Warfare A 1980s Teen Sex Comedy Becomes Politically Uncomfortable Donald Rumsfeld Memoir Chapter Title Or German Heavy Metal Song? Noises Political Pundits Would Make If They Were Wild Animals and Not Political Pundits Ron Paul Gives a Guided Tour of His Navajo Art Collection Classic Nursery Rhymes, Updated and Revamped for the Recession, As Told to Me By My Father And much more!

Small Actors

Author: Stephen Gregg
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871297686
File Size: 68,43 MB
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Broadway Babies Say Goodnight

Author: Mark Steyn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136685081
File Size: 46,59 MB
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The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest works American artists have made. Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Gypsy, and more. In an energetic blend of musical history, analysis, and backstage chat, Mark Steyn shows us the genius behind the 'simple' musical, and asks hard questions about the British invasion of Broadway and the future of the form. In this delicious book he gives us geniuses and monsters, hits and atomic bombs, and the wonderful stories that prove show business is a business which -- as the song goes --there's no business like.

Seconds Away Book Two

Author: Harlan Coben
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101581565
File Size: 43,54 MB
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This action-packed second book in international bestseller Harlan Coben’s Mickey Bolitar young adult series follows Mickey as he continues to hunt for clues about the Abeona Shelter and the mysterious death of his father—all while trying to navigate the challenges of a new high school. When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their classmate Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey need to keep himself and his friends safe from the Butcher of Lodz, but he needs to figure out who shot Rachel—no matter what it takes. Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, but with danger just seconds away, it is going to take all of his determination and help from his friends to protect the people he loves, even if he does not know who—or what—he is protecting them from. From Kirkus Reviews: “Coben deftly weaves…multiple plot threads into a compelling whole. An involving thriller that moves like lightning.”

How To Make It In Musicals

Author: Michael Allen
Editor: Watson-Guptill Publications
File Size: 80,57 MB
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The author starts with the very basics and guides the performer (and also the parents of the youngest beginners) through every aspect of the training and career development needed to bring the curtain up on a life of performing. Drawing on the expertise of dozens of show business professionals, theis manual gives you advice and guidance on: vocal training -- finding a good dance studio -- learning to act -- promoting yourself -- the performing unions -- contracts -- agents, managers, and casting directors -- starting out in paying jobs -- working in New York and overseas -- auditioning.

A History Of Movie Musicals

Author: John Kobal
File Size: 38,68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Musical Theatre Auditions And Casting

Author: Neil Rutherford
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408174820
File Size: 66,26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Musical theatre is a tough and over-crowded industry. Yet, despite the huge competition, many performers find auditioning difficult with little knowledge of what the directors, creative teams and producers are looking for, or how to win the panel over with their unique talent. As a leading international casting director, Neil Rutherford has seen thousands of hopefuls audition over the years. Uniquely, he also understands what it is like to audition from his years as a professional actor in musical theatre. This book provides a unique perspective on the musical theatre audition process and how to improve the chances of landing a role. With wit, humour and insight, Neil Rutherford guides the reader through the crucial elements of musical theatre auditions, opening up the process of casting and auditioning to the thousands of hopefuls trying to secure work in this industry every year, as well as anyone involved in musical theatre. With a foreword by Tony-award-winning director Bartlett Sher, the book also contains contributions from some of the world's leading directors and musical directors, including Sir Richard Eyre and Jerry Mitchell, adding further valuable insight from those at the centre of the musical theatre world. This book is a vital tool for anyone hoping to improve their audition chances and survive in the world of musical theatre.

Mixing A Musical

Author: Shannon Slaton
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136111816
File Size: 16,99 MB
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When mixing a live show, for the first time or hundredth time, there are countless things running through your mind, foremost- this is live and you have to get it right! Whether you are working on Broadway, in a regional theatre or on the school production, having an understanding of the equipment, set up, and how sound behaves is crucial to the success of your show's performance. In this guide to live sound mixing for theatre, Shannon Slaton shares his expert knowledge and proven, effective techniques acquired from years of experience working on Broadway shows. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment, set ups, and using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time.