Anthology, Volume 15: Comedic Ballad (Women)

Have you been following our latest blog series, featuring five awesome contemporary songs by genre? If you haven’t, click on the corresponding links to find wonderful (under-performed) songs that deserve your attention: Dramatic Up-Tempo, Dramatic Ballad, Comedic Up-Tempo (Women), Comedic Up-Tempo (Men). Remember: all these songs are available for purchase and immediate download on our site!… Read More Anthology, Volume 15: Comedic Ballad (Women)

Screlting, or Please Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Vol. 3

This blog is a part of www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com. Don’t sing just any song. Sing something new! ________________________________ Over the last couple weeks, we’ve talked about screlting – the growing pandemic of scream-belting a (usually contemporary) song. If you’re just joining in, it might be best to take a look at Part I and Part II before reading this final… Read More Screlting, or Please Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Vol. 3

Screlting, or Please Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Vol. 2

This blog is a part of www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com. Don’t sing just any song. Sing something new! ________________________________ I seem to have hit a nerve with this screlting thing. We have never had more views or comments on a blog post than we did last week (read last week’s blog post here). In pointing a finger at the writers,… Read More Screlting, or Please Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Vol. 2

Screlting, or Please Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Vol. 1

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com. ________________________________ Screlting: a combination of the words screaming and belting, reserved for performers forcefully singing at the top of their range. I hate this word. I hate that it’s become “a thing” in musical theatre. I hate listening to… Read More Screlting, or Please Don’t Stand So Close to Me, Vol. 1