ISBN-10:
1472566564
ISBN-13:
9781472566560
Pub. Date:
02/25/2016
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Musical Theatre Song: A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

Musical Theatre Song: A Comprehensive Course in Selection, Preparation, and Presentation for the Modern Performer

by Stephen Purdy

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ISBN-13: 9781472566560
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Series: Performance Books
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 983,464
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen Purdy has coached hundreds of singing actors and his clients have been cast in many major musicals of the last decade including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Memphis, Hairspray, and more. He is presently on the voice faculty of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, and has taught and given masterclasses at universities and theatre festivals throughout the United States and internationally. He has worked extensively both on and off-Broadway, toured the US with multiple shows, and spent nearly five years playing and conducting musical theatre throughout Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!