Several years ago, a young Australian composer by the name of Carmel Dean expressed interest in joining ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com. Her songs were exceptional, especially her settings of Edna St. Vincent Millay poems. In addition to her glorious writing, she has been an active musical director, supervisor, and arranger on Broadway. Last week, we had the pleasure… Read More Interview: Carmel Dean & Dick Scanlan
It takes committment and vision to search out and support new work. One of the few theaters in America that has consistently fostered new musicals for children is First Stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.… Read More Supporting New Musicals — First Stage
When I was young, my mom and dad would get a huge sheet of white poster board, which would be hung in my room at our camp in the Adirondacks. On it, in big black sharpie letters, would be written GREAT EXPECTATIONS and underneath would be a list of things I needed to complete before… Read More Summer Homework for the Musical Theatre Performer
David talks finding success through consistency.… Read More Want to be Successful? Be Consistent.
Guest blogger Ashton Tibbitt shares how he stays motivated as a musical theatre writer.… Read More Staying Connected to the Magic of Musical Theatre
David discusses the importance of teaching how to find authenticity in a singer’s voice and choosing repertoire that fits them.… Read More Who Am I Anyway?
Some of the exciting an challenging aspects we’ve found while working internationally.… Read More In Translation: Teaching Internationally