Acting the Song: Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre (Paperback)

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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.

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About the Author


Tracey Moore has performed in national Broadway tours, Off-Broadway productions, and regional theaters across the country. She is the Head of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Western Kentucky University. Allison Bergman is an award-winning stage director. She conducts professional and academic workshops across the country, specializing in musical theatre development and performance skills. She lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781621535225
ISBN-10: 1621535223
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English