Singing for Musicals

A Practical Guide
Author: Millie Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861269935
Category: Music
Page: 144
View: 3374
VOCAL MUSIC. "Singing for Musicals" is a practical guide to using the body and the voice effectively to perform musical theatre songs. The book offers guidance on developing vocal technique and preparing songs for audition and performance, while empowering singers to understand their own needs and further their development.


Hollywood and Beyond
Author: Bill Marshall,Robynn Stilwell,Robynn Jeananne Stilwell
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781841500034
Category: Music
Page: 187
View: 7619
The profound influence of the Hollywood musical across geographical and cultural boundaries has long been neglected. This original collection of essays seeks to initiate a new critical debate by approaching classic Hollywood films from perspectives such as 'musicology'. Broadening the scope of previous studies, this volume also examines the manner in which European cinema appropriated the musical to create new meanings. It provides an innovative reading of the influence of the musical on youth culture, and its endorsement in modern dance movies and the music video. The volume covers the themes of: • Music and Structure • Classical Hollywood Musical Cinematic Practice • Star Texts • European Musical Forms • Minority Identities • Youth Cultures This is an entertaining and valuable text for students on degree courses in Film and Music. Thought-provoking and authoritative, it will also be a welcome resource for those researching and teaching in the area.

A Century of Musicals in Black and White

An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, Or Involving African Americans
Author: Bernard L. Peterson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313266577
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 529
View: 7852
Almost 1300 musical stage works involving black Americans separately or in collabortion with whites, are entered alphabetically with succinct descriptions, listed in a chronological appendix, and indexed for names, songs, and subjects.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals

Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Virgin Pub
Category: Music
Page: 680
View: 3049
A guide to the greatest shows and films in the history of the musical, as well as their stars, lyricists and composers. Over 1600 entries provide facts, figures and critical opinion on all aspects of the field.

Sondheim's Broadway Musicals

Author: Stephen Banfield
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472080830
Category: Music
Page: 453
View: 6398
The first in-depth look at the work and career of one of the most important figures in the history of musical theater.

Hollywood Movie Musicals

Author: John Howard Reid
ISBN: 1411697626
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
View: 4508
When most people think of movie musicals, films like "Singin' in the Rain", "Sound of Music", "The Red Shoes", "On the Town", "White Christmas", "Ziegfeld Follies", "Top Hat", "Funny Face" and "Funny Girl" immediately come to mind. Such films are included in this book, as are many of the works of major stars, including Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Betty Grable, Shirley Temple, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Alice Faye, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton, Eleanor Powell, and Al Jolson. But attention is also drawn to less lavishly produced but very pleasant musical offerings from both major and minor studios (including perhaps the finest "B" musical ever made). In all, 125 pictures are reviewed and detailed with full cast and technical credits, plus songs and musical numbers, awards, release dates and other essential background information.

More Broadway musicals

since 1980
Author: Martin Gottfried
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Category: Music
Page: 224
View: 2708
Documents the new generation of musicals to hit Broadway, showcasing the talents of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Tommy Tune, and other notables

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

Author: Stanley Green
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634007651
Category: Music
Page: 392
View: 9159
A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

The Magic of Middle School Musicals

Inspire Your Students to Learn, Grow, and Succeed
Author: Victor V. Bobetsky
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1578869811
Category: Music
Page: 128
View: 2867
Working on a musical is exciting for students, teachers, and the entire middle school community! As the first musical theater book especially for middle school productions, The Magic of Middle School Musicals provides a step-by-step guide for success. Bobetsky approaches planning and producing musicals in the context of a curricular unit of study and includes strategies for assessing student learning. Dr. Victor V. Bobetsky, a former New York City middle school music teacher, begins with advice on how to select a musical, obtain copyright permission, and arrange the music for middle school voices. He discusses strategies for teaching the music in the choral classroom, auditioning, casting, and rehearsal procedures. Practical suggestions show directors how to work with student actors, create choreography, and manage scenery, set design, costumes, lighting, and more. The Magic of Middle School Musicals gives music teachers the information and confidence they need to artistically adapt musicals from the American repertoire to the middle school level so that teachers, students, and audiences can experience and enjoy this unique, familiar, and musically expressive genre!

The First Hollywood Musicals

A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 through 1932
Author: Edwin M. Bradley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786420292
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
View: 2667
As Hollywood entered the sound era, it was rightly determined that the same public fascinated by the novelty of the talkie would be dazzled by the spectacle of a song and dance film. In 1929 and 1930, film musicals became the industry’s most lucrative genre—until the greedy studios almost killed the genre by glutting the market with too many films that looked and sounded like clones of each other. From the classy movies such as Sunnyside Up and Hallelujah! to failures such as The Lottery Bride and Howdy Broadway, this filmography details 171 early Hollywood musicals. Arranged by subgenre (backstagers, operettas, college films, and stage-derived musical comedies), the entries include studio, release date, cast and credits, running time, a complete song list, any recordings spawned by the film, Academy Award nominations and winners, and availability on video or laserdisc. These data are followed by a plot synopsis, including analysis of the film’s place in the genre’s history. Includes over 90 photographs.