Musical Theatre Song is a handbook for musical theatre performers, providing them with the wide-ranging skill set they need for success in today's competitive musical theatre environment. Breaking down the process into knowing how to select your song material based upon your individuality and how to prepare and perform it in a manner that best highlights your attributes, Stephen Purdy provides a succinct and personalized trajectory toward presentation, taking the reader through a series of challenges that is designed to evoke original, personal and vibrant song performances.
Written by renowned Broadway and West End vocal and audition coach Stephen Purdy, Musical Theatre Song is a must-have guide for all performers who are looking to succeed in the musical theatre industry.
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Table of Contents
Section I: Song Selection
Chapter 1: Introduction to Song Selection and Historical Context: What You Should Know and Why You Should Care
Chapter 2: Song Selection for Singing Actors: The Philosophical – What to Sing and Where to Find it
Chapter 3: The Song is You: Song Selection for Singing Actors – The Practical
Section II: Song Preparation
Chapter 4: Introduction to Song Preparation
Chapter 5: Off the Table and Off the Page: Techniques for Playability
Chapter 6: A Music and Musical Theatre Term Lexicon
Chapter 7: Coaching Songs Through with Singing Actors
Section III: Song Presentation
Chapter 8: Your Turn at Bat, Sir.
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This book is a must-read for anyone pursuing a career in musical theatre. As a frequent audition-goer myself, I owe my newfound confidence and preparedness in the room to the eye-opening lessons found in this book. Definitely recommend!