Anthology, Volume Five: Mezzo Belter

Musical theatre writers have always been sweet on mezzo belters: Mama Rose, Velma Kelly, Millie (of the thoroughly modern kind)… It’s a distinct, rich sound that suggests strength and fortitude. And there are certainly lots of great contemporary musical theatre songs to choose from for this voice type. Sad that we only can choose five, but why limit… Read More Anthology, Volume Five: Mezzo Belter

Featured Five, Vol. 2 – Story Songs

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________ Finish this sentence: “T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house…” Our point exactly.  We all love a good story.  So this month we’re celebrating some great story songs from the Directory.  There’s a lot to… Read More Featured Five, Vol. 2 – Story Songs

NATS CONFERENCE – DAY 2: TOP 25 SONGS FROM THE DIRECTORY

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________ Yesterday, during our two-hours-and-change flight, Lorene and I were “boning up” on songs from the directory in preparation for today’s poster paper presentation.  Honestly, it was like Christmas morning. “Have you listened to this Jenny Giering song??”  … Read More NATS CONFERENCE – DAY 2: TOP 25 SONGS FROM THE DIRECTORY