Most popular Musicals books
The most popular Musicals books currently available. Updated weekly.
Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: * A brand new companion website for students and teachers, including Powerpoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and checklists for projects and exercises., * Learning outcomes for each chapter to guide teachers and students through the book's core ideas and lessons * New style overviews for pop and jukebox musicals * Extensive updated professional insights from field testing with students, young professionals, and industry showcases * Full-colour production images, bringing each chapter to life Acting in Musical Theatre's chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.
"You have the luck of Croesus on stilts (as my Auntie Vi would have said) if you've had the sort of career, ups and downs, warts and all that I have in that wondrous little corner of show business called musical theatre."
Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock - a fully illustrated companion volume to the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring the book and lyrics for the first time in print, backstage stories and the real history behind the show's events, character design sketches, and songs that ended up on the cutting room floor.
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to belong. A new edition of the hugely successful musical, published alongside its West End premiere. Includes exclusive content.
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
A practical guide to, and history of, musical theatre. What makes the great shows work and why some never made it.
This updated edition of one of the bestselling and comprehensive Broadway reference books, has been expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of American musical theater, including revivals. The ninth edition documents important musicals produced since the end of the 2012-2013 season through spring 2019.
HAIRSPRAY:THE COMPLETE BOOK AND LYRICS OF THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
An impassioned and invaluable guide for actors and students of musical theatre.
"Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under. ."--Publisher's description.
Helps you discover the history, plots and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals. This book covers from origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows. It is suitable for all the musical fans.
An accessible and engaging second workbook on musical theatre, presenting students with the next steps for practising, developing and honing their performance skills. Packed with activities and examples, and offering expanded coverage of acting and dance, this text gives students the skills, rigour and independence to excel in this dynamic form.
This book engages students-particularly those who may not be very familiar with many plays-in the theatre experience by focusing on just four plays: the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the American comedy classic You Can't Take It with You, and the contemporary hip-hop musical Hamilton.
One of the Savoy Operas, this is a comic opera in two acts.
Follows a pair of mismatched Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. This illustrated book includes: hundreds of full-color, behind-the-scene photos and drawings, and an exclusive article chronicling the show's creation.
The romantic musical comedy-drama film La La Land is the winner of six Oscars, seven Golden Globes and five BAFTAs. This selection of songs from the Oscar-winning music by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul has been simplified for easy piano. Features the Oscar-winning song 'City of Stars'.
The first comprehensive collection of the letters of one of the most successful American songwriters of the twentieth century
This edited collection looks closely at the range and scope of contemporary film musicals, from stage adaptations like Mamma Mia! (2008) and Les Miserables (2012), to less conventional works that elide the genre, like Team America: World Police (2004) and Quentin Tarantino s Kill Bill (2003/04).
A controversial new musical from an acclaimed team of writers and performers.
Sing Musical Theatre: Wouldn't It Be Loverly? features fifteen musical theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 1-3.
This is the full book and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim's musical based on the famous 19th-century melodrama. "Sweeney Todd" won "Best Musical", "Best Book" (by Hugh Wheeler) and "Best Score", as well as five other Tony Awards for its Broadway Premiere in 1979.
Lionel Bart was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver! He also wrote the famous songs Living Doll (Cliff Richard) and From Russia With Love (Matt Munroe).He was a millionaire aged thirty in the Sixties, bankrupt in the Seventies and died in 1999.
An invaluable guide to how to start and maintain a career in musical theatre, from one of the most successful and brightest stars of The West End and Broadway, Ruthie Henshall.
Sherrell explores American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works and thus provides listeners with the tools and background necessary to gain an understanding of the highly variegated structure and character of Broadway music.
This artist-approved selection of 10 songs from the Oscar-winning music by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul has been transcribed for piano and voice with guitar chords, following the original music and keys as closely as possible.
The romantic musical comedy-drama film La La Land is the winner of six Oscars, seven Golden Globes and five BAFTAs. This selection of songs from the original movie is arranged for ukulele with melody line, lyrics and ukulele chords (for standard G-C-E-A tuning). Features the Oscar-winning song 'City of Stars'