Acting the song : performance skills for the musical theatre.

By: Moore, Tracey.
Contributor(s): Bergman, Allison.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Allworth Press, 2016Edition: Second edition.Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781621535225.Subject(s): Performing Arts | Acting in musical theatre | Musical theatre-Instruction and studyDDC classification: 792.0281MOO
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Acting the Song offers a contemporary, integrated approach to singing in musicals that results in better-trained, smarter performers everyone wants to work with. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of the paperback, directors and teachers of musical theater will find guidance in developing and leading musical theater elements, classroom workshops, and the world of professional auditions and performances. A companion ebook specifically for students--including actors, singers, or dancers--contains time-tested advice, exercises, and worksheets for all skill levels, with links to additional resources online. Subjects for both versions cover:<br> <br> Singing and acting terminology<br> Use of microphones, recording devices, and other technology<br> Vocal and physical warm-ups, movements, and gestures<br> Creating a character<br> Finding subtext, interpreting music and lyrics, and song structure<br> Collaborating with other actors<br> Keeping a performance fresh and new<br> Using social media and online audition sites<br> <br> Teachers and students alike will appreciate the sections for beginning, intermediate, and advanced performers. Covering all changes to the industry, education, music styles, and audition protocols, everyone involved in musical theater, from new students to working professionals, will benefit from this rich resource.<br> <br> Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. vii)
  • Section 1 The Elements
  • Overview (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Voice (p. 3)
  • Expressive Singing
  • Musical Theatre Style
  • Microphones
  • Singing Terminology
  • Vocal Warm-ups
  • Suggested Reading
  • Chapter 2 Body (p. 16)
  • Actor Neutral
  • Protection and Imbalance
  • Physical Warm-ups
  • Power and Energy
  • Gesture and Movement
  • Suggested Reading
  • Chapter 3 Acting (p. 30)
  • Permission to Play
  • Storytelling
  • Given Circumstances
  • Subtext
  • The World of the Musical
  • Acting Terminology
  • Personalization
  • Suggested Reading
  • Section 2 The Classroom
  • Overview (p. 43)
  • Chapter 4 Workshop One: Beginning (p. 48)
  • Choosing Material
  • Preparing the Song
  • Integrating Body and Voice
  • Finding an Emotional Connection
  • Acting the Song
  • Student-as-Character
  • The Acting Questions
  • The Impetus to Sing
  • Suggested Reading
  • Worksheets
  • Chapter 5 Workshop Two: Intermediate (p. 88)
  • Interpreting Text
  • The Third Acting Question
  • More Integration
  • The Action Score
  • The Tactic Score
  • Working from the Want
  • Worksheets
  • Chapter 6 Workshop Three: Advanced (p. 145)
  • Transitioning font Self to Character
  • The Fourth Acting Question
  • Research
  • Imagination and the Actors Contribution
  • The Moment Before in Context
  • Character Arc
  • Advanced Integration
  • Dance Readiness
  • Risks and Spontaneity
  • Collaborating with Other Performers
  • Worksheets
  • Chapter 7 Master Class (p. 192)
  • Some Basics of Diagnosis
  • Identifying and Addressing Performance Issues
  • Section 3 Practice Use
  • Overview (p. 211)
  • Chapter 8 Audition (p. 214)
  • Before the Student Enters the Room
  • Once the Student Is In the Room
  • After the Student Leaves the Room
  • The Callback
  • No Callback
  • Suggested Reading
  • Worksheets
  • Chapter 9 Rehearsal (p. 256)
  • A Collaborative Process
  • The Big Picture
  • Preparation for Rehearsal
  • During Rehearsal
  • The Final Weeks of Rehearsal
  • Suggested Reading
  • Worksheets
  • Chapter 10 Performance (p. 288)
  • Strangers in the Room
  • Physical Care and Stamina
  • Collaboration, Continued
  • Understudies, Replacements, Standbys, and Swings
  • Consistency and Keeping It Fresh
  • Living on Stage
  • Conclusion (p. 300)
  • Permissions (p. 301)
  • Contributors Biographies (p. 305)
  • Authors' Biographies (p. 311)
  • Student Companion Ebook and www.actingthesong.com (p. 313)
  • Index (p. 314)