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."
The first comprehensive collection of the letters of one of the most successful American songwriters of the twentieth century
The second volume of beloved actress Julie Andrews' memoirs: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and her enduring career in Hollywood.
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.
"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.
HAIRSPRAY:THE COMPLETE BOOK AND LYRICS OF THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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'
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).
Ever since its first performances in 1985, Les Miserables has been a smash success, and is now the longest running musical in the world with an award-winning Hollywood movie to its name.
This songbook contains 16 songs selections from the movie adaptation of the musical, Les Miserables by Boublil and Schoenberg: Many favourites are here, some in slightly different forms, two with new sections added for the movie, including a Gavroche section in "Look Down," back from the 1980 original French show, and one brand new song, "Suddenly," - written especially for Jean Valjean/Hugh Jackman, for the scene after he discovers the strength of his new fatherly feeling for little Cosette - which aims to capture Victor Hugo's beautiful statements about how two unhappy souls can make one happy human being.<br/><br/>Presented in Piano/Vocal format, the songbook also features 16 pages of colour artwork from the film.
Bringing critical theory and musical theatre together, Millie Taylor and Dominic Symonds explore the musical stage from a broad range of theoretical perspectives. Part 1 focuses on the way we understand musicals as texts and Part 2 then looks at how musical theatre negotiates its position in the wider world.
The third edition of this acclaimed Companion provides an accessible, broadly based survey of musicals in London, New York, and other venues from the nineteenth century to the present. Existing chapters have been updated, and two new chapters added, providing a wealth of information for students and enthusiasts alike.
Specially arranged in a clear, easy-to-read format, The Easy Piano Series: Film contains 12 really easy arrangements of popular film classics for the Grade 1-2 level pianist.
In this no-nonsense guide, author Amy Rogers Schwartzreich offers crucial advice for every stage of the musical theatre college audition.
A personal memoir of the author's time in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, first of all as repetiteur and then as chorus master and associate conductor