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Musicals

Author : DK Publishing, Inc
ISBN : 1465438866
Genre : Performing Arts
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From The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music to Les Misérables, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story brings the world's best-loved productions to life.The complete history of the musical is covered, from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals, go backstage to find out behind-the-scenes gossip and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Disney and Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Plus fun infographics summarise plot, characters and songs, making this a handy reference guide of all the best-loved musicals.With a beautiful glittery cover capturing the excitement and glamour of a trip to the theatre, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a show-stopping celebration and a perfect gift for musical fans everywhere.

Musicals

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From The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music to Les Misérables, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story brings the world's best-loved productions to life. The complete history of the musical is covered, from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals,go backstage to find out behind-the-scenes gossip and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Disney and Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Plus fun infographics summarise plot, characters and songs, making this a handy reference guide of all the best-loved musicals. With a beautiful glittery cover capturing the excitement and glamour of a trip to the theatre, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story isa show-stopping celebration and a perfect gift for musical fans everywhere.

The Book Of Broadway

Author : Eric Grode
ISBN : 9780760357347
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 89. 51 MB
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The Book of Broadway is a celebratory, gorgeous tome dedicated to what is arguably the quintessential American art form: the Broadway show. Lose yourself in 150 profiles of the best, most influential, and most important Broadway musicals and plays ever produced.Shows profiled include everything from the 1860s musical The Black Crook, which captivated and titillated audiences for more than five hours, to Hamilton, Broadway's biggest story of 2016. The men and women who shaped Broadway history--such as Stephen Sondheim, Tennessee Williams, Bernadette Peters, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Marlon Brando, August Wilson, and Nathan Lane--are celebrated for their groundbreaking work and photographs throughout illustrate the stunning designs of the shows. This comprehensive book by Eric Grode--arts writer for The New York Times, and author of Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation--is the ultimate guide to Broadway shows. Even if you consider yourself an expert in the theater, you will be amazed by the fantastic Broadway trivia scattered throughout this volume, as well as the palpable sense of history in this encyclopedic treatment of one of our most beloved pastimes. Just a few of the titles included are: -Annie -The Book of Mormon -Bye Bye Birdie -Cat on a Hot Tin Roof -Chicago -Death of a Salesman -Fiddler on the Roof -Grease -Guys and Dolls -Hamilton -Hello, Dolly! -Kiss Me, Kate -Les Miserables -The Music Man -My Fair Lady -The Phantom of the Opera -Rent -Six Degrees of Separation -The Sound of Music -A Streetcar Named Desire -West Side Story And so many more!

Broadway Musicals

Author : Stanley Green
ISBN : 9781557837844
Genre : Performing Arts
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Arranged chronologically beginning with "The Black Crook" in 1866, provides entries for nearly four hundred of the most important productions of American musical theater, covering music and lyrics; cast lists; run dates; songs; and names of producers, directors, and choreographers.

The Broadway Musical Quiz Book

Author : Laura Frankos
ISBN : 9781423492757
Genre : Performing Arts
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Includes over 80 quizzes on every aspect of the Broadway musical, including stars, directors, choreographers, shows imported from England, biographical shows, jukebox musicals, and shows by the decade.

Help Your Kids With Music

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465445698
Genre : Music
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A step-by-step visual guide to music theory DK's Help Your Kids with Music is the perfect primer to help students gain a solid foundation in music, no matter the their age, skill level, or instrument. This visual guide clearly explains key concepts in five step by step chapters: - The Basics explains the types of instruments, notation for keyboard and stringed instruments, the "musical alphabet," and counting a beat. - Rhythm covers the length of notes and rests, as well as basic rhythms and meters, phrasing, syncopation, tempo, and using a metronome. - Tone and Melody includes everything a student needs to know about tones and how they work together to build a melody. - Chords and Harmony shows how intervals work together and includes examples for horn and woodwind instruments. - Form and Interpretation helps students understand how musical form can aid appreciation and interpretation for classical, jazz, blues, and other musical styles.

The Encyclopedia Of The Musical Theatre

Author : Kurt Gänzl
ISBN : UOM:39015032594478
Genre : Musicals
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The Secret Life Of The American Musical

Author : Jack Viertel
ISBN : 9780374711252
Genre : Performing Arts
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A New York Times Bestseller For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes them apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next—by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion—from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward. Structured like a musical, The Secret Life of the American Musical begins with an overture and concludes with a curtain call, with stops in between for “I Want” songs, “conditional” love songs, production numbers, star turns, and finales. The ultimate insider, Viertel has spent three decades on Broadway, working on dozens of shows old and new as a conceiver, producer, dramaturg, and general creative force; he has his own unique way of looking at the process and at the people who collaborate to make musicals a reality. He shows us patterns in the architecture of classic shows and charts the inevitable evolution that has taken place in musical theater as America itself has evolved socially and politically. The Secret Life of the American Musical makes you feel as though you’ve been there in the rehearsal room, in the front row of the theater, and in the working offices of theater owners and producers as they pursue their own love affair with that rare and elusive beast—the Broadway hit.

The Cambridge Companion To The Musical

Author : William A. Everett
ISBN : 9781107495227
Genre : Music
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Tracing the development of the musical on both Broadway and in London's West End, this updated Companion continues to provide a broad and thorough overview of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance. Ordered chronologically, essays cover from the American musical of the nineteenth century through to the most recent productions, and the book also includes key information on singers, audience, critical reception, and traditions. All of the chapters from the first edition remain – several in substantially updated forms – and five completely new chapters have been added, covering: ethnic musicals in the United States; the European musical; Broadway musicals in revival and on television; the most recent shows; and a case study of the creation of the popular show Wicked based on interviews with its creators. The Companion also includes an extensive bibliography and photographs from key productions.

Musical Theatre

Author : John Kenrick
ISBN : 9781474267014
Genre : Performing Arts
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Musical Theatre: A History is a new revised edition of a proven core text for college and secondary school students – and an insightful and accessible celebration of twenty-five centuries of great theatrical entertainment. As an educator with extensive experience in professional theatre production, author John Kenrick approaches the subject with a unique appreciation of musicals as both an art form and a business. Using anecdotes, biographical profiles, clear definitions, sample scenes and select illustrations, Kenrick focuses on landmark musicals, and on the extraordinary talents and business innovators who have helped musical theatre evolve from its roots in the dramas of ancient Athens all the way to the latest hits on Broadway and London's West End. Key improvements to the second edition: · A new foreword by Oscar Hammerstein III, a critically acclaimed historian and member of a family with deep ties to the musical theatre, is included · The 28 chapters are reformatted for the typical 14 week, 28 session academic course, as well as for a two semester, once-weekly format, making it easy for educators to plan a syllabus and reading assignments. · To make the book more interactive, each chapter includes suggested listening and reading lists, designed to help readers step beyond the printed page to experience great musicals and performers for themselves. A comprehensive guide to musical theatre as an international phenomenon, Musical Theatre: A History is an ideal textbook for university and secondary school students.

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