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Reveals the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat 1927 to The Scottsboro Boys 2011. It investigates the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide...
By David Henson
Drawing on the history and development of Musical Theatre, this engaging workbook provides a comprehensive overview of the nuts and bolts of the discipline. Introducing students to the basics of the theory and history of musical theatre, it covers all four elements of any Musical Theatre course: dance, music, acting...
By Todd Decker
Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical draws on exhaustive archival research to tell the story of how Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, and a host of directors, choreographers, producers, and performers-among them Paul Robeson-made and remade the most important musical in Broadway history.
Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting: A Performer\'s Guide Viewed from Both Sides of the Audition Table
Neil Rutherford's book provides a unique perspective on the musical theatre audition process from the viewpiont of one of the most influential and commercial casting directors in the West End, who has also had extensive experience as a professional actor.
By Stacy Wolf
From Maria in "West Side Story" to Tracy Turnblatt in "Hairspray" and Elphaba in "Wicked," female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. In this lively book, Stacy Wolf illuminates the women of American musical theater-performers, creators, and characters-from the start of the...
By John Gardyne
Sing Musical Theatre: Whistle Down The Wind features fifteen 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 4-5.
By Misha Berson
Something's Coming, Something Good, West Side Story and The American Imagination takes a critical, comprehensive look at one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time - from its inception by a brilliant quartet of creators Robbins, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Laurents to its smashing success...