You all have pre-designated characters so all I really need from you is for you to give them a name and a bit of back story as to how they got to where they are now. Aimee's dance is based on the Winter War between Russia and Finland. Winter Reasons why murdered why didnt like em… Continue reading Winter Is Coming
I don't want to write however many words on the story of 'In The Heights', but as far as stories go, I really like how real it is. It's nothing all that out there, it's the stories and lives of a community in New York. It's honest and it's real life and the music is… Continue reading In Washington Heights…..
As a class we've worked together to form a list of examples of musicals and the different categories of musical theatre that they fall into (there are many more categories and sub-categories that you could use, but this is a basic split). Those I've bolded are musicals that I've listened to, but don't have any particularly strong… Continue reading My “bag”…
The history of musical theatre.... I'll try and keep this one brief because I know I write a lot. It's at this point that I am kicking myself for not saving the presentation I did on this a few years back. There was some good content in there. Saying that, this was a good chance for… Continue reading The Changing World of Musical Theatre
Please forgive me in advance for how much I'm going to sound like one of those in this post, it's just something that makes up a big part of my life. (Literally since your body is fuelled and built with the food you eat...) Eating nutritionally on a student budget is tough enough as it is, let… Continue reading Nutrition As A Performer
Interesting biological fact I learnt this week; The larynx reaches its peak at the age of 27/28, and can be damaged badly before the last physical changes take place. So basically Take care of your voice folks, ya only get one! SINGING Opera Quality Make an 'ng' sound for thin vocal folds Make a nasalised… Continue reading Week 4
AUDITION TECHNIQUE Song I chose- "She Used To Be Mine", Waitress Why?- Because I'm am not very well and the song is not particularly high in my range, whilst allowing the opportunity to act through it. I personally didn't think my performance was strong in any sense today, my characterisation wasn't as strong as it… Continue reading Week 3
In trying to extend my knowledge of the wonderful world of musical theatre I have over the last week listened to a few new soundtracks to familiarize myself with some different shows and composers. Before I start I just want to say how uncannily similar the melody of 'A New World' from Songs For A New… Continue reading A Review (of sorts)….
Second week and I am... shattered? Pushed through fitness (maybe pushed a bit too hard as my body now feels like one big bruise), made it through dance day, finished all the vocals for 'You Will Be Found', learnt a different kind of approach to choreographing (which makes the idea of it a lot less… Continue reading Week 2
For anyone who doesn't get the title of this post, it's from a song called 'First Impressions' from the musical First Date by Zachary and Weiner. Here's a link if you want a little listen, it's quite a jammy little tune... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4U9Qd2nYaE Today we focused on playing ages and first impressions (in case you didn't… Continue reading “But that’s just the first impression, I could be totally wrong….”