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Acting the Song : Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre
by Tracey Moore and Allison Bergman




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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.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Overview

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.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781621535225
  • ISBN-10: 1621535223
  • Publisher: Allworth
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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