Assignments in Musical Theatre: Acting and Directing

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If you are going to be an actor or director in Musical Theatre, you must do more than just fill in the space between the songs. The demands of Musical Theatre are unique and imperative. A performer must be comfortable with the vocal, physical and musical requirements of the craft. The director must bring all the demanding qualities of good theatre and add the best of music, dance and song to entertain and excite the audience.

This is a clear and concise book for performer and director. Ms. Wheeler and Dr. Laughlin use a practical and systematic approach covering every aspect of performance and training. The insights, exercises, advice and detailed explanations gathered through decades of theatrical experience, make this a book for every serious performer, student, director, and teacher of Musical Theatre.

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Rehearsal and audition material, working scenes; methods for preparing a scene, a song, a dance; stage movement, creating a character; auditioning; theatre terms glossary; and much more.

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Haller Laughlin (Deceased): Professional Actor, Director, and Educator. Twice nominated for an Obie as an actor, his credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, Resident and Stock Theatre, American, British and European films and TV. An award-winning director (Theatre World Directing Award and a Jefferson) who has worked with such stars as David Selby (Falconcrest), Chris Sarandon (Child's Play), Bess Armstrong (American Flyer) and the incomparable Meryl Streep. Dr. Laughlin was Professor of Theatre for the Florida School of the Arts and an author of several acting books.

Jacque Wheeler: Professional Actress, Director, Choreographer for Music Theatres and Productions throughout the US Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival, Glassboro Summer Theatre, Summer Music Theatre, Winona Summer Theatre, etc. Ms. Wheeler is an Associate Professor at Valdosta State University, Georgia. She also co-authored several musicals most recently published, Tall Betsy and the Crackerbarrel Tales.

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