Sing Musical Theatre: Wouldn't It Be Loverly? features fifteen musical theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 1-3.
A Guide for the Voice Teacher and Speech-language Pathologist
Author: Karen Wicklund
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Singing Voice Rehabilitation: A Guide for the Voice Teacher and Speech-Language Pathologist is a unique book that instructs readers in a two-fold approach to vocal rehabilitation. First, it provides voice teachers and speech-language pathologists with an
This guide to the modern musical covers the entire process of creating a show, from finding and working out the initial idea, through to the ways in which writers can market a finished show and get it produced. For the interested theatregoer and writers, it is written in a lively and user-friendly style and illustrated with numerous examples.
A Treasury of Songs from Stage & Film, Specially Designed for Young Singers!
Author: Lisa DeSpain
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
(Vocal Collection). A delightful collection of musical theatre songs that kids love to perform, from a variety of shows. Using original scores, the songs have been selected and adapted with the ranges and skills of young singers in mind. Included in this collection are short summaries for each of the musicals, a dramatic and character set-up for each song, audition tips, and 16-bar cut suggestions. Songs include: All I Do is Dream of You (from Singin' in the Rain ) * Alone in the Universe (Seussical: The Musical) * Be Kind to Your Parents (Fanny) * Big Blue World (Finding Nemo: The Musical) * Consider Yourself (Oliver) * Different (Honk!) * Doll on a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) * The Girl I Mean to Be (The Secret Garden) * Good Morning (Singin' in the Rain) * Green Eggs and Ham (Seussical: The Musical) * Heart (Damn Yankees) * I Gotta Crow (Peter Pan) * I Just Can't Wait to Be King (The Lion King) * I Want It Now (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * It's Possible (Seussical: The Musical) * Johnny One Note (Babes in Arms) * Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid) * Pure Imagination ( Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * Shy (Once Upon a Mattress) * Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins: The New Musical) * When I Get My Name in Lights (The Boy From Oz) * Wouldn't It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady) . CD includes accompaniment tracks.
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.
The world of musicals is beautiful, complex, hilarious, hard-headed, and improbable. It is as hard to make a great musical as it is to fly a spaceship to the moon and there are at least as many moving parts. Why is a great musical as significant a theatrical achievement as, say, King Lear?In this entertaining new title in Oberon Masters Series, Ruth Leon tells all about the composers, the lyricists, the directors and the pioneers of the stage musical on both sides of the Atlantic while trying to reveal the truth behind the eternal question - what are musicals and why do we love them? ‘A whirlwind tour through musical theatre history... This book may be small but, like all the great shows about which Leon writes, it is perfectly formed’ - Jewish Chronicle ‘A slim and succinct account of the handful of 20th century musicals which, in Leon’s very well informed and experienced opinion, have changed the genre forever... I learned a great deal. Buy it.’ – The Stage ‘Light-hearted but informative... with an air of authority... is also beautifully bound: a slim, smart, slightly old-fashioned looking hardback.’ - What’s on stage.com ‘Ruth Leon has the ability to capture the essence of each musical, which is the real strength of pocket-sized hardback... a lovely little volume that will delight any devotee of this genre’ - British Theatre Guide ‘A must for any performing arts or drama student.’ - Ink Pellet
Julie Andrews is the last of the great Hollywood musical stars, unequaled by any in her time. In My Fair Lady, Julie Andrews had the biggest hit on Broadway. As the title character in Mary Poppins, she won an Academy Award. And, in 1965, The Sound of Music made her the most famous woman in the world and rescued Twentieth Century Fox from bankruptcy. Three years later, the disastrous Star! almost put the studio back under, and the leading lady of both films fell as spectacularly as she had risen. Her film career seemed over. Yet Julie Andrews survived, with what Moss Hart, director of My Fair Lady, called "that terrible British strength that makes you wonder why they lost India." Victor/Victoria, directed by her second husband, Blake Edwards, reinvented her screen image---but its stage version in 1997 led to the devastating loss of her defining talent, her singing voice. Against all odds, she has fought back again, with leading roles in The Princess Diaries and Shrek 2. The real story of bandy-legged little Julia Wells from Walton-on-Thames is even more extraordinary; fresh details of her family background have only recently come to light. This is the first completely new biography of Julie Andrews as artist, wife, and mother in over thirty-five years---combining the author's interviews with the star and his wide-ranging and riveting research. It is a frank but affectionate portrait of an enduring icon of stage and screen, who was made a Dame in the Millenium Honours List. Once dubbed "the last of the really great broads" by Paul Newman, she was the only actress in the 2002 BBC poll The 100 Greatest Britons. But who was Dame Julie, and who is she now? This is her story.
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.
The first ever-comprehensive guide to musical theatre recordings, this book covers the entire history of musical theatre. From Jerome Kern and the Gershwins to Bernstein and Sondheim, here are capsule reviews and ratings of more than 400 theatre recordings of the past 60 years. Organized alphabetically, each listing contains background information on the show, cast information, record label, catalogue number, whether the recording is currently in print, and an overall rating of one to five stars.
Contains approximately 2,700 alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about musical theater around the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, covering performers, composers, writers, shows, producers, directors, choreographers, and designers.
(Vocal Collection). This expansive series takes a deep look into contemporary theatre repertoire for singers, spanning the 1980s to the 1990s and into the new century. Some songs in these collections have never before appeared in print. Approximately 35-40 selections per volume represent the most interesting choices for singers from a wide variety of Broadway, Off-Broadway and London shows. The most famous hit shows are represented, of course, including Aida, Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, Jekyll & Hyde, The Lion King, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The Producers , and Sunset Boulevard . Wonderful, strong songs are included from shows such as A Class Act, Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens, Floyd Collins, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Martin Guerre, Parade, Ruthless, Side Show, Songs for a New World , and The Wild Party . Every auditioning singer will find plenty of intriguing possibilities.
"Drawing equally from Viennese operetta, Parisian cabaret, vaudeville, and Tin Pan Alley, the American musical theatre has thrived in an unprecedented variety of forms and styles as our truest hybrid a"