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Break the Rules and Get the Part
Break the Rules and Get the Part Break the Rules and Get the Part (Thirty Monologues for Women)
Lira Kellerman - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

Ever feel like the only hurdle between you and your dream role are the outmoded audition (and, let's face it, gender) norms that many casting agents presumably adhere to? Tired of stale and lifeless

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Breaking and Entering: A Manual for the Working Actor
Breaking and Entering: A Manual for the Working Actor Breaking and Entering: A Manual for the Working Actor
Philip Carlson - Opus Books

Philip Carlson was the first agent to sign Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Liev Schreiber, Claire Danes, Idris Elba, Kyra Sedgwick, Adrien Grenier and Paul Giamatti. He has represented Viola Davis,

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The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals
The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals
Dan Dietz - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

In The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every musical that opened on Broadway during the 1990s. This book discusses the era's major hits (Miss Saigon, Crazy for You,

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Defying Gravity
Defying Gravity Defying Gravity (The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked)
Carol de Giere - Hal Leonard Corporation

This updated and revised second edition delves into Stephen Schwartz's creative process for the new stage musicals The Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Prince of Egypt and other shows. It provides

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Kids' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Kids' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny Kids' Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Alisha Gaddis - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

This book is the answer to the comedic monologue needs of kid actors - and their parents - everywhere. This books is specifically geared for children ages 5-12. Divided into boy, girl, and gender neutral

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Men's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Men's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny Men's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Alisha Gaddis - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

This incredibly hysterical, cutting-edge collection of monologues will give an actor the extra bang he needs to land the perfect comedic role. Men's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny features

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Music Essentials for Singers and Actors
Music Essentials for Singers and Actors Music Essentials for Singers and Actors (Fundamentals of Notation, Sight-Singing, and Music Theory)
Andrew Gerle - Hal Leonard Corporation

Gerle leads readers step by step through every aspect of written music, using over 100 real-world examples from Broadway scores. His common-sense, methodical approach demystifies abstract concepts, and his

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Music Theory through Musical Theatre
Music Theory through Musical Theatre Music Theory through Musical Theatre (Putting It Together)
John Franceschina - Oxford University Press

Not a traditional music theory text, Music Theory through Musical Theatre tackles the theoretical foundations of musical theatre and musical theatre literature with an emphasis on what students will need to

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Music, Song, Dance, and Theater
Music, Song, Dance, and Theater Music, Song, Dance, and Theater (Broadway meets Social Justice Youth Community Practice)
Melvin Delgado - Oxford University Press

Music, Song, Dance, and Theater explores the innovative programs and interventions in youth community practice that draw on the performing arts as a way to reach and engage the target populations.

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Musical Theater in Schools Purpose, Process, Performance
Musical Theater in Schools Purpose, Process, Performance Musical Theater in Schools Purpose, Process, Performance
Rekha S. Rajan - Oxford University Press

Musical Theater in Schools: Purpose, Process, and Performance is a comprehensive resource for general classroom teachers, music and drama educators. The book is the first of its kind to provide strategies

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The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz
The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz (From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond)
Paul R. Laird - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

This book is a detailed examination of Schwartz's various projects throughout his career. Musicologist Paul R. Laird discusses at length Schwartz's major shows and also considers his other ventures, such as

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Sense of Occasion
Sense of Occasion Sense of Occasion
Harold Prince - Hal Leonard Corporation

In this fast-moving, candid, conversational, and entertaining memoir, Harold Prince, the most honored director/producer in the history of the American theater looks back over his seventy-year (and

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Singer and Actor
Singer and Actor Singer and Actor
Alan E. Hicks - Amadeus Press, Inc.

"Singer and Actor" demystifies theatrical acting technique stemming from Stanislavsky's "Method of Physical Action" and provides singers at all levels a roadmap with which to complete character preparation,... view details
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So You Want to Sing Music Theater
So You Want to Sing Music Theater So You Want to Sing Music Theater (A Guide for Professionals)
Karen Hall - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

The first in the So You Want to Sing series, this book fills an important gap in the instructional literature for music theater productions. Includes a history of music theater, repertoire recommendations,

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The Sound of Music Story
The Sound of Music Story The Sound of Music Story
Tom Santopietro - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

On March 2, 1965, The Sound of Music was released in the United States and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and

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Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre
Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre Strategies for Success in Musical Theatre (A Guide for Music Directors in School, College and Community Theatre)
Herbert D. Marshall - Oxford University Press

This comprehensive resource guide speaks directly and specifically to musical theater directors, providing practical information and proven strategies for success. Organized chronologically, from opening

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Theatre for Young Audiences
Theatre for Young Audiences Theatre for Young Audiences (20 Great Plays for Children)
Coleman A. Jennings - St. Martin's Press Inc.

With complete scripts for twenty plays plus a biographical sketch of each playwright, Theatre for Young Audiences is invaluable for anyone involved in children's theatre, from community theatre

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True Acting Tips
True Acting Tips True Acting Tips (A Path to Aliveness, Freedom, Passion, and Vitality)
Larry Silverberg - Limelight Editions

"True Acting Tips" leads stage and screen actors on a journey of passion, intimacy, and personal investment.  This isn't to say that there will not be heavy demands and a high cost, but, ultimately, this book... view details
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Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny
Alisha Gaddis - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

This incredibly hysterical, cutting-edge collection of monologues will give an actress the extra bang she needs to land the perfect comedic role. Women's Comedic Monologues features 60 monologues by writers

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The Young Actor's Handbook
The Young Actor's Handbook The Young Actor's Handbook
Jeremy Kruse - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

The way some introductory acting books are written, it seems that a literal leg break is your best option. In The Young Actor's Handbook, Jeremy Kruse, an actor, writer, producer, and director who teaches

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The iTheatrics Method
The iTheatrics Method The iTheatrics Method (The Quintessential Guide to Creating Quality Musical Theatre Programs)
Timothy Allen McDonald, Cynthia A. Ripley & Marty Johnson - GIA Publications

The iTheatrics Method is the first textbook specifically devoted to building high-quality and sustainable musical theatre programs in schools and community settings. This book is the culmination of

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