Anthology, Volume 12: Dramatic Ballads

Sometimes it’s the “I Want Song” at the top of the show. Sometimes it stops the show as the 11:00 number. Either way, the dramatic ballad is a staple of any contemporary musical theatre performer’s book.… Read More Anthology, Volume 12: Dramatic Ballads

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Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond: Singing Actors, Part I

Idina Menzel. There have been more social media posts about her Times Square performance than were people watching her live in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. “You could hear it coming.” “It was cold out!” “She’s lost her talent.” “She’s a bad role model.” “Give her a break!!” These are not my words. I… Read More Vocal Health on Broadway & Beyond: Singing Actors, Part I

Featured Five, Vol. 6 – Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________ Any way you cut it, relationships are hard. Once the luster of newness wears off, it often becomes clear every relationship requires work. But what if you haven’t even gotten there? Or are past it? What then? What… Read More Featured Five, Vol. 6 – Relationship Status: It’s Complicated