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:
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.
"An essential guide to musical theatre acting. […] This book should be a staple on the shelf of every musical theatre professor, instructor, and student as it is an invaluable resource."
- Matthew Teague Miller, Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance
Introduction Part 1: Fundamentals of Acting in Musical Theatre 1. Acting Basics - The Foundation 2. Acting Basics - Step-by-Step 3. Making it Matter Part 2: Score and Libretto Analysis and Structure 4. Musical Analysis - Listening for Clues 5. Working with Words - The Language of the Lyric and Libretto 6. Elements of Storytelling 7. Character Analysis Part 3: The Journey of the Song 8. The Journey Begins 9. Working with Relationships 10. Intensifiers Part 4: Making it a Performance 11. Discovering your Phrasing 12. Staging your Song 13. Rehearsal into Performance Part 5: Style in Musical Theatre 14. What is Style? 15. Style Tags 16. Style Overviews Part 6: The Profession 17. Do you have the Stuff? 18. Auditioning 19. A Winning Attitude Subject Index Show, Character and Song Index