Writing for Today’s Musical Theatre Performer

Composer and Voice Teacher David Sisco talks about how to write responsibly for the voice in musical theatre.… Read More Writing for Today’s Musical Theatre Performer

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The View from the Pit: Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

For a couple years now, we’ve been discussing the craft behind writing and performing contemporary musical theatre. We’ve interviewed dozens of writers and performers about their process, but we’ve yet to interview a very important group of people who make musicals happen: the pit musicians. That changes now with this new series! We sat down with Mairi… Read More The View from the Pit: Cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Featured Five, Vol. 10 – A BORDERS in Kentucky

  This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________   You’ve gotta hand it to Jason Robert Brown: the man gives good lyric: “I’ve had Shabbas dinner on Friday nights With every Shapiro in Washington Heights.”  (“Shiksa Goddess,” THE LAST FIVE YEARS)   As we await… Read More Featured Five, Vol. 10 – A BORDERS in Kentucky

A “Complete” List of Contemporary Musicals: 2000-2017

  [UPDATED 11/1/17 – Now with additional shows and links to vocal scores, cast recordings and MP3 recordings!]   At the beginning of our exploration of contemporary musical theatre repertoire in 2012, Lorene Phillips and I went to the (now sadly defunct) Colony Records to see how many scores we could find for contemporary shows. … Read More A “Complete” List of Contemporary Musicals: 2000-2017