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."
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.
HAIRSPRAY:THE COMPLETE BOOK AND LYRICS OF THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
A practical guide to, and history of, musical theatre. What makes the great shows work and why some never made it.
Features the complete script and song lyrics. With 4-color spot illustrations throughout, this book 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, features book, music, and lyrics.
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.
The first comprehensive collection of the letters of one of the most successful American songwriters of the twentieth century
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
What was it like to be part of The Sound of Music? Includes rare photographs and memorabilia from the personal archives of the children.
"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.
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.
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).
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'
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 book profiles the individuals whose contributions have left a profound and lasting impact on musical theatre. The entries include biographical details, career highlights, and a list of significant credits. The individuals chosen represent a wide swath of talent, from actors and directors to composers and choreographers.
This guide takes the reader through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities, including belting and twang are explained, with exercises for each topic.
The Chicago musical has captured the imagination of audiences everywhere for many years. The film starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger brought the tale to an even wider audience. This album contains twelve songs from the stage production.
One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera' has been running for nearly 20 years on Broadway and in the West End. It has delighted over 100 million people in 22 countries.
A piano songbook that celebrates the 20th Anniversary edition of "Grease". It contains twenty-one songs from the movie arranged for easy piano, with lyrics and chords.
One of the Savoy Operas, this is a comic opera in two acts.
A smart, witty new musical by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth about truth, celebrity and public outrage. A shocking crime divides the nation. Fingers are pointed, sides are drawn, facts are hard to come by. Why did this happen? How do we move on? What must we remember?