Auditioning for the Musical Theatre

Auditioning for the Musical Theatre

Fred Silver uses his twenty-five years of experience in the theatre, training thousands of actors, to give vital advice on: ·Choosing the right voice teacher or vocal coach ·Why auditioning for a musical is different from auditioning for ...

Author: Fred Silver

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0140104992

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The "Audition Doctor" of Backstage shares the secrets of successful auditioning for the musical theatre. Fred Silver uses his twenty-five years of experience in the theatre, training thousands of actors, to give vital advice on: ·Choosing the right voice teacher or vocal coach ·Why auditioning for a musical is different from auditioning for a play ·Choosing the right material ·How to act a song ·What to sing at a callback ·How to handle the accompanist ·What to wear to auditions ·How to "sell" a comedy number ·How to handle stage fright Plus lists of more than 130 excellent yet unusual songs -- including selections suitable for juvenile actors, romantic leads, character actors, comics, and performers who are primarily dancers. With a foreword by Charles Strouse, composer of Annie and Bye Bye Birdie. "When Fred Silver writes, it is worthwhile to read carefully, and practice what he teaches." -- Donald Pippin, music director of Oliver, Mame, A Chorus Line, and La Cage Aux Folles
Categories: Performing Arts

Auditioning for Musical Theatre

Auditioning for Musical Theatre

Auditioning for Musical Theatre demystifies the process of giving the best possible professional audition for a role in a musical. It is the result of Denny Berry's own experience, sitting “behind the audition desk” for 30 years of ...

Author: Denny Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429789564

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Auditioning for Musical Theatre demystifies the process of giving the best possible professional audition for a role in a musical. It is the result of Denny Berry’s own experience, sitting "behind the audition desk" for 30 years of professional Broadway auditions, as well as teaching newcomers and coaching established actors. The book coaches performers on how to be their best selves—and avoid the pitfalls of nerves and poor preparation. To do so, it offers: An in-depth, practical approach to a professional audition that gives readers detailed suggestions about how to identify their vocal strengths, choose the material most suited to it, and present the entirety of their "product" with confidence. Rules to guide the actor through the audition process, along with sample homework assignments. A comprehensive list of musical material, genres, and commonly-referred-to categories of songs designed to help auditioners select the right material for any given audition. The book is intended for the talented newcomer as well as the experienced actor who wants to deliver a more effective audition. Ultimately, Auditioning for Musical Theatre takes the reader through the parts of auditioning that they can control, and helps them tailor every situation to show their individual best.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Musical Theatre Performer s Guide to Audition Success

The Musical Theatre Performer s Guide to Audition Success

Musical theatre performers will spend as much, or more, time auditioning for roles as they do rehearsing and performing, especially in the beginning of their careers.

Author: Erin Roberts-Hall

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329132009

Category: Art

Page:

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Musical theatre performers will spend as much, or more, time auditioning for roles as they do rehearsing and performing, especially in the beginning of their careers. Auditioning is a critical skill learned over time and through experience. To get yourself working regularly, it is essential to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the musical theatre audition process, and how you can best prepare yourself. This eBook provides information on audition formats, common expectations, what to bring and how to plan, specific strategies for dance, music and speaking, and submission advice. The material is intended for musical theatre students and professionals who are new to auditioning and musical theatre educators who wish to take these techniques into their classrooms.
Categories: Art

Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting

Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting

A performer's guide viewed from both sides of the audition table Neil Rutherford ... It's that quantifiable aspect of auditioning for musicals that makes it more attractive than auditioning for plays and films.

Author: Neil Rutherford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408174821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 768

Musical theatre is a tough and over-crowded industry. Yet, despite the huge competition, many performers find auditioning difficult with little knowledge of what the directors, creative teams and producers are looking for, or how to win the panel over with their unique talent. As a leading international casting director, Neil Rutherford has seen thousands of hopefuls audition over the years. Uniquely, he also understands what it is like to audition from his years as a professional actor in musical theatre. This book provides a unique perspective on the musical theatre audition process and how to improve the chances of landing a role. With wit, humour and insight, Neil Rutherford guides the reader through the crucial elements of musical theatre auditions, opening up the process of casting and auditioning to the thousands of hopefuls trying to secure work in this industry every year, as well as anyone involved in musical theatre. With a foreword by Tony-award-winning director Bartlett Sher, the book also contains contributions from some of the world's leading directors and musical directors, including Sir Richard Eyre and Jerry Mitchell, adding further valuable insight from those at the centre of the musical theatre world. This book is a vital tool for anyone hoping to improve their audition chances and survive in the world of musical theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Kids Musical Theatre Anthology

Kids  Musical Theatre Anthology

The music can serve a wide range of purposes to help the young singer / actor develop her / his skills , such as for auditions , private study , solo performances or for a group performance the next time the kids decide it's time to ...

Author: Lisa DeSpain

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739055712

Category: Music

Page: 126

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A delightful collection of musical theatre songs that kids love to perform, from a variety of shows. Using original scores, the songs have been selected and adapted with the ranges and skills of young singers in mind. Included in this collection are short summaries for each of the musicals, a dramatic and character set-up for each song, audition tips, and 16-bar cut suggestions. Titles: All I Do is Dream of You (from Singin' in the Rain), Alone in the Universe (Seussical: The Musical), Be Kind to Your Parents (Fanny) * Big Blue World (Finding Nemo: The Musical), Consider Yourself (Oliver), Different (Honk!), Doll on a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), The Girl I Mean To Be (The Secret Garden), Good Morning (Singin' in the Rain), Green Eggs and Ham (Seussical: The Musical), Heart (Damn Yankees), I Gotta Crow (Peter Pan), I Just Can't Wait To Be King (The Lion King), I Want it Now (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), It's Possible (Seussical: The Musical), Johnny One Note (Babes in Arms), Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid), Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), Shy (Once Upon a Mattress), Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins: The New Musical), When I Get My Name In Lights (The Boy From Oz), Wouldn't It Be Loverly (My Fair Lady). CD includes accompaniment tracks.
Categories: Music

The Ultimate Musical Theater College Audition Guide

The Ultimate Musical Theater College Audition Guide

—Danny Gurwin, Division Head, Musical Theatre, Co-Chair, Acting/Musical Theatre, University of Arizona Tracks If you are auditioning on campus, then you can almost always plan on having live accompaniment. If you are auditioning at ...

Author: Amy Rogers Schwartzreich

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190925062

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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In The Ultimate Musical Theatre College Audition Guide, author, acting teacher, and musical theatre program director Amy Rogers offers an honest, no-nonsense guide to the musical theatre audition. Written for high school students and their parents, teachers, and mentors, the book demystifies what can be an overwhelming process with step-by-step explanations of audition checkpoints to answer every student's question, "where do I begin?" Chapters explore degree types, summer programs and intensives, audition coaches, what to sing, what to wear, headshots, how to prepare your monologue, the dance call, the university and program applications, prescreens, on-campus auditions, Unifides, resumes, acceptances/waitlists/rejections, and more. The book also includes advice from over 10 top-tier program directors and faculty, as well as examples from students, parents, and experts currently working on Broadway. Written with compassion, experience, and a love of the industry, Rogers' essential all-in-one guide is guaranteed to prevent surprise throughout the audition process.
Categories: Performing Arts

How To Audition For a Musical

How To Audition For a Musical

- And much more. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

Author: HowExpert

Publisher: HowExpert

ISBN: 9781647589530

Category: Music

Page: 29

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If you want to know the secrets of those who succeed in musical theater, then check out this "How To Audition For a Musical" guide. In this step-by-step guide, you will learn not only the basic but improvement tips as well to surpass musical theater auditions. - Learn the basics of good singing dancing and acting. - Know how to audition well and come across as a well-rounded actor, singer and dancer. - Gain the basic skills necessary to audition for Musical Theater that will lead to impressing directors and judges as well. - Be familiar with Musical Theater terminologies. - Be familiar with Musical Theater etiquette. - Know your strengths, skills as well as weaknesses and tips to improve. - Learn the do's and don'ts in the audition proper - Determine what makes a good/bad audition - Learn how to sell yourself and how to behave in a theater setting. - And much more. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
Categories: Music

Get the Callback

Get the Callback

In this second edition of Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre, Jonathan Flom provides practical advice on the many facets of preparation, including selection of songs and monologues to suit your voice and the ...

Author: Jonathan Flom

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266612

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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All great auditions require preparation and practice, but what’s the secret to securing a callback? What are the best ways to prepare for that pivotal moment? And once you’re in front of the casting director, what does it take to make the most out of your moment in the spotlight? In this second edition of Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre, Jonathan Flom provides practical advice on the many facets of preparation, including selection of songs and monologues to suit your voice and the audition, organizing and arranging your music, working with the accompanist, and presenting yourself to the casting team. The book gives a detailed description of the actual audition performance and even offers advice on how non-dancers can survive a dance audition. In addition to extensively revised chapters on the audition process and how to build a repertoire book, this guide also features updated chapters on headshots, resumes, and cover letters; voice training techniques from Matthew Edward; advice from musical director Joey Chancey; and a foreword by casting director Joy Dewing. Aimed at professionals as well as young artists, this second edition of Get the Callback is a must-have for both seasoned and aspiring musical theatre performers.
Categories: Performing Arts

Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting

Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting

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 ...

Author: Neil Rutherford

Publisher:

ISBN: 1408174995

Category: Musicals

Page: 208

View: 283

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.
Categories: Musicals