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Acting the Song : Performance Skills for the Musical Theatre (Paperback) (Tracey Moore)
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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 terminologyUse of microphones, recording devices, and other technologyVocal and physical warm-ups, movements, and gesturesCreating a characterFinding subtext, interpreting music and lyrics, and song structureCollaborating with other actorsKeeping a performance fresh and newUsing social media and online audition sitesTeachers 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.