Anthology, Volume 18: Pop/Rock Uptempo (Women)

If you’ve been following our “Anthology” series, you know we’ve been featuring awesome contemporary musical theatre songs by genre: Story Songs, Dramatic Up-Tempo, Dramatic Ballad, Comedic Up-Tempo (Women), Comedic Up-Tempo (Men), Comedic Ballad (Women), Comedic Ballad (Men), Pop/Rock Uptempos (Men). Click on the corresponding link to check them out. This week, we are highlighting five… Read More Anthology, Volume 18: Pop/Rock Uptempo (Women)

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

Interview: Canadian Contemporary Musical Theatre

This blog is a part of www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com. Don’t sing just any song. Sing something new! ______________________________________ “Join four Toronto-based composers for an evening celebrating Canada’s exciting new voices in contemporary musical theatre,” read the article on BroadwayWorld.com last month (read the full article here). Then we heard about the Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) at Sheridan College. We here… Read More Interview: Canadian Contemporary Musical Theatre

Reflections on a Great Evening of Contemporary Theatre Songs

This blog is a part of The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, found online at www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com.  __________________ It’s hard to believe a little over a year ago Lorene Phillips and I were talking about starting this thing called The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers. The recent launch concert for our new(ish) website http://www.contemporarymusicaltheatre.com was… Read More Reflections on a Great Evening of Contemporary Theatre Songs