So, I was thinking this morning about more ways that I can help my followers become more well-rounded performers, and how I can help you with your careers, or just give you more ways to love theatre!
Here’s what I was thinking: I constantly get questions about how people can learn more rep, find more musicals, know more about the theatre industry, and I wholeheartedly believe that having a wide knowledge of musicals over the years is one of the biggest things that can help your career! You will know more composers, more styles, start to see patterns, find what you like, what you don’t like, and lots more! So, my goal is to help you all find musicals you’ve never heard, watch musicals you’ve heard of that you didn’t know how to find, and altogether widen your knowledge of the musical theatre world!
So here’s how it works:
Every Friday, I’m going to pick a new musical for us to watch/listen to. I’ll give a bit of history on it, perhaps the original cast, why it’s important, why I chose it, and then a link to the recording and perhaps a video (or a set of clips, if that’s all I can find.) Then, throughout the week, you can listen to it, watch it, enjoy it, and then post on your findings! Things I’d love to see from you guys:
- Did you like the musical or not? Why?
- Favorite songs? Favorite lines? Least favorite songs?
- Are there any roles for you?
- Potential audition songs?
- How much would you LOVE to see it revived?
- Have you seen it before?
- Perhaps you want to link a recording from another actor you love performing in the show.
- What do you think of the composer?
- And whatever else you may find interesting about it!
Please tag all your posts with #wwmmusicals so that we can all see your thoughts and be able to have some great chats about musicals! You’ll leave each week knowing the show’s major roles, audition songs, more about the composer and the time period in musical theatre history, and have a new show under your belt. You might also find a new favorite or two! (More under cut)