musical-theater

  • someone:stories with queer/trans/PoC protagonists just don't perform as well because they're not relatable to everyone!
  • me:RENT is one of the most successful Broadway musicals ever and ran for 12 years after its debut in 1996, making it the 10th longest-running Broadway show of all time. Its core cast is made up of a Jew, a gay Black man and his transgender partner, a recovering drug addict, a Hispanic teenage sex worker, a lesbian, and a bisexual woman, all of whom are complaining and commiserating about how hard it is to be an oppressed person with no money but plenty of passion.
  • them:
  • me:
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  • me:also capitalism is terrible and measuring success by monetary value is destructive and demeaning

so you think you can belt: a collection of songs i use to practice belting, projection, holding notes and breathing.

come back // dogfight (derek klena) || shicksa goddess // the last five years (jeremy jordan) || memphis lives in me // memphis (killian donnelly) || santa fe // newsies (jeremy jordan) || i’m alive // next to normal (aaron tveit) || run, freedom, run! // urinetown (hunter foster) || anthem // chess (david carroll) || til i hear you sing // love never dies (david thaxton) || step one // kinky boots (stark sands) || something’s coming // west side story (fra fee) || goodbye // catch me if you can (aaron tveit) || you and me (but mostly me) // the book of mormon (andrew rannells) || in love with you // first date (zachary levi)* || the ballad of czolgosz // assassins (neil patrick harris)**

*not really the “truest” of belts but has some nice long notes and quick segments that are good for breathing practice, also good for projecting
**not strictly a belt, but this version is very quick and is good to practice breathing with, especially when you’re just starting to practice belts

[ nb. op is a tenor, so these are suitable for tenors and lower altos. ]

[ 8tracks ]

anonymous asked:

what are your favorite showtunes? I'm trying to get into musical theater and i'd love to hear your suggestions!

Ahh this is a hard question, but i’ve compiled a list of a bunch of showtunes that I really love for you :D 

just for reference:

  • obc means original broadway cast
  • orc means original revival cast
  • olc means original london cast
  •  * indicates that it’s a personal favorite
  • + indicates loud noise or flashing lights

some classics:

songs that give me shivers:

songs to belt when you’re on your own:

great ensemble songs:

literally the funniest songs in existence: 

other really great songs:

i’d highly suggest checking out the entire soundtracks of:

[blanket cw for death and murder in most of the musicals listed]

I know I gave you a lot to check out, as i said, the asterisked songs are my favorites, so i’d suggest checking those out first. let me know if you have 

if anyone has any they want to add, please feel free!

SHOUT OUT TO THE THEATRE KIDS
  • SHOUT OUT TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO HAS TAKEN HOMEWORK TO REHEARSALS AND SAT AT THE BACK OF A AUDITORIUM TO DO IT.
  • SHOUT OUT TO EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO HAS BEEN REJECTED FOR SOMETHING YOU’VE WANTED ALL YOUR LIFE
  • SHOUT OUT TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS PREPARED FOR AN AUDITION FOR MONTHS ONLY TO NOT GET A RECALL
  • SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO GOT A DREAM PART ONLY TO BE BITCHED ABOUT BEHIND THEIR BACK ABOUT IT
  • SHOUT OUT TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU WHO HAS STAYED UP UNTIL GOD KNOWS WHAT TIME TO LEARN A DANCE OR PRACTICE A ROUTINE
  • SHOUT OUT TO YOU IF YOU’VE AUDITIONED FOR A PART, ONLY TO NOT GET IT BECAUSE OF YOU’RE LOOKS.

SHOUT OUT TO THE THEATRE KIDS

YOU’RE ALL AMAZING

YOU’RE ALL FANTASTIC

YOU’RE ALL THE BEST

Broadway Summer Camp

There should be a summer camp where you could sleep over at one of the vacant Broadway theaters and the whole group of people in the summer camp would work on a show at the same time, and at the end of the summer camp, you would perform the show that the summer camp practiced and show it at the theater that you slept over at (if that makes any sense).