How to Make It in Musicals: The Insider's Guide to a Career as a Singer-Dancer

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Today, in the business of singing and dancing, competition is fierce. Now every producer of musicals wants to hire individuals with multiple talents, and only those who can handle all three demands of singing, dancing, and acting have a chance at success. In How to Make It in Musicals, performer and teacher Michael Allen 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...
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Overview

Today, in the business of singing and dancing, competition is fierce. Now every producer of musicals wants to hire individuals with multiple talents, and only those who can handle all three demands of singing, dancing, and acting have a chance at success. In How to Make It in Musicals, performer and teacher Michael Allen 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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780823088157
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
1 Managing Your Road to Success 1
2 Vocal Training 12
3 Finding the Perfect Dance Studio 31
4 Choosing the Right Dance Style for You 47
5 Avoiding the Dance Hype 68
6 Learning to Act 79
7 College or Not? 91
8 Tools of the Trade 103
9 The Performing Unions 123
10 Contracts and Other Legal Issues 131
11 Agents, Managers, and Casting Directors 140
12 Proving Your Talent in Paying Jobs 159
13 Moving into Theater Work 182
14 In New York and Overseas 206
15 Auditioning 217
16 Final Thoughts 232
Professional Associations 235
Publications 235
National Dance Organizations 236
Dance Studios Nationwide 236
Public and Private Performing Arts High Schools 237
College and Conservatory Performing Arts Programs 238
Bibliography 241
Index 242
About the Author 246
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