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Acting In Musical Theatre

Author : Joe Deer
ISBN : 9781317911968
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

Acting The Song

Author : Tracey Moore
ISBN : 9781621535232
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 23.15 MB
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Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of the paperback, directors and teachers of musical theater will find guidance in developing and leading musical theater elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances. A companion ebook specifically for students—including actors, singers, or dancers—contains time-tested advice, exercises, and worksheets for all skill levels, with links to additional resources online. Subjects for both versions cover: Singing and acting terminology Use of microphones, recording devices, and other technology Vocal and physical warm-ups, movements, and gestures Creating a character Finding subtext, interpreting music and lyrics, and song structure Collaborating with other actors Keeping a performance fresh and new Using social media and online audition sites Teachers and students alike will appreciate the sections for beginning, intermediate, and advanced performers. Covering all changes to the industry, education, music styles, and audition protocols, everyone involved in musical theater, from new students to working professionals, will benefit from this rich resource. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Category: Performing Arts

Acting Through Song

Author : Paul Harvard
ISBN : 1623160383
Genre : Music
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(Book). Paul Harvard takes the techniques of modern actor training including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing. With dozens of exercises to put these theories into practice, and numerous examples from a broad range of musicals, the result is a comprehensive and rigorous acting course for those training in musical theatre or already performing, whether amateur or professional, to realise their potential and act better.
Category: Music

Singing In Musical Theatre

Author : Joan Melton
ISBN : 9781581154825
Genre : Business & Economics
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The vocal demands of current musical theatre performance are such that a new kind of training has had to develop for singers in that arena—training that often parallels the voice training of actors, thus bringing into sync two historically conflicting vocal perspectives! Singing in Musical Theatre takes the reader into the studios of sixteen major teachers of singing in Great Britain, Australia and the United States, through a series of personal interviews. Three concluding chapters then synthesize the material and relate it directly to theatre voice. Voice practitioners will find the book invaluable for sorting through the confusing array of pedagogical perspectives regularly bandied about at conferences, and performers will be delighted to know that their respective vocal trainings are finally coming together! Angela Punch McGregor personalizes the connective links among trainings in the Foreword, as she describes her preparation for Sunset Boulevard as a turning point in her own brilliant career.
Category: Business & Economics

Directing In Musical Theatre

Author : Joe Deer
ISBN : 9781136246708
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 87.58 MB
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This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range. Deer’s accessible and compellingly practical approach uses proven, repeatable methods for addressing all aspects of a production. The focus at every stage is on working with others, using insights from experienced, successful directors to tackle common problems and devise solutions. Each section uses the same structure, to stimulate creative thinking: Timetables: detailed instructions on what to do and when, to provide a flexible organization template Prompts and Investigations: addressing conceptual questions about style, characterization and design Skills Workshops: Exercises and ‘how-to’ guides to essential skills Essential Forms and Formats: Including staging notation, script annotation and rehearsal checklists Case Studies: Well-known productions show how to apply each chapter’s ideas Directing in Musical Theatre not only provides all of the essential skills, but explains when and how to put them to use; how to think like a director.
Category: Performing Arts

Musical Theatre Performance

Author : Linda L. Potter
ISBN : OCLC:374168372
Genre : Acting in musical theater
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"This is a short book for the novice actor in musical theater. It covers casting, auditions, character building, basic acting styles, vocal performance for musical theater, creating a scene, the rehearsal process, people behind the scenes, styles of acting, a brief history of musical theater, and vocabulary of the theater. This book is targeted at junior and senior high school students with little or no theatrical experience who are interested in learning more about becoming better actors and performers on stage." -- abstract.
Category: Acting in musical theater

Musical Theatre

Author : David Henson
ISBN : 9781137605665
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 70.97 MB
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Building on the success of the first Musical Theatre workbook, this text develops students' skills in acting, dancing and singing, preparing them for entry into the profession. Filled with imaginative practical and theoretical exercises, it enables readers to structure their time and hone their skills in order to achieve their full potential. Drawing on the work of leading choreographers, directors and writers, this book reveals the anatomy of musical theatre and offers inspiration, challenges and companionship along the path to success in performance.
Category: Performing Arts

Auditioning For The Musical Theatre

Author : Fred Silver
ISBN : 0140104992
Genre : Music
File Size : 31.71 MB
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Drawing from his more than 25 years of experience coaching performers, Fred Silver, Back Stage's own "Audition Doctor", explains how to successfully audition for the musical theater. Contains a listing of over 130 audition songs.
Category: Music

Musical Theatre Auditions And Casting

Author : Neil Rutherford
ISBN : 9781408174821
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 64.23 MB
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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.
Category: Performing Arts