Q: Thank you so much submitting to this interview! I’m a big fan of your songwriting!
A: Aw, shucks… well, I love the way you sing my songs. It’s like you know exactly what I’m thinking. […]
How many altos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None, they can’t get that high.
How many sopranos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
One, she holds it up and waits for the world to revolve around her.
How many singers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Two. An alto to actually do it and a soprano to stand by and ask “isn’t that a little high for you?”
"I’ll Be Here" from Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon sung by Audra McDonald.
One of my favorites singing one of my favorites. Incredible.
I wonder what Broadway Shows sound like when I’m not harmonizing to all of the songs.
I just recorded our first MadCAP Chat about preparing your scores for auditions. The focus here is on the PHYSICAL preparation of the MUSIC, not so much the choice of song or the cut…we’ll get to that in a later discussion. However, when you’re getting ready to head off to that great audition, put your best foot forward from your dress/appearance to your voice/performance to your paperwork/audition cut score.
Music should ALWAYS be copied two sided and in a 3 ring binder. Nothing is worse for a rehearsal accompanist than getting a pile of ratty photocopies that have notes all over them and are wrinkly. Print a clean copy, put it in a 3 ring binder, and put a post it tab on the edge of your first page.
Clearly mark your start location, any tempo changes or skips, and the end. Hand this to your rehearsal accompanist, briefly give them your tempo, point out any difficult jumps or anything unusual.
I like to mark start/stop/skips with post its and removable highlighting tape, because it leaves the sheet music completely clean when you are finished.
REMEMBER that a cleanly prepared rehearsal score will make your rehearsal accompanist’s job easier…and they’ll be able to BETTER SUPPORT YOU, the SOLOIST!
This September, NMT is putting a spotlight on its writers. Each day, we’ll be featuring one writer or writing team’s recommended audition songs and audition tips - and sharing a discount code for their one-day-only Spotlight Sale! Today, we’re putting the spotlight on Kerrigan-Lowdermilk.
We love Kerrigan Lowdermilk at MadCAP studios.
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This September, NMT is putting a spotlight on its writers. Each day, we’ll be featuring one writer or writing team’s recommended audition songs and audition tips - and sharing a discount code for their one-day-only Spotlight Sale! Today, we present a feature on Zoe Sarnak. […]
Keke Palmer took the stage Tuesday night as the title character in Broadway’s Cinderella, marking the first time an African-American actress has played the role on theater’s biggest stage.
Performances: Friday January 22 @ 7 PM, Saturday January 23 @ 1 PM—Oakwood Village Theatre, University Woods Campus
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 1-2:30 PM
More info: madcap.org or email email@example.com
Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. The most infamous specter in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during ”some nameless battle” of the American Revolutionary War, and who “rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head.” More than that, Sleepy Hollow is inhabited by a cast of quirky characters from young ladies and gentlemen to rowdy school children to elders that guide the village in its decision making…there TRULY is something for everyone in this show.
Ichabod Crane, a gentleman from Massachusetts, arrives in Sleepy Hollow to become the new school teacher. He is greeted by the people of Sleepy Hollow with the appropriate balance of warmth and slight suspicion…but immediately befriends the daughter of the wealthiest farmer in town. Local tough guy, Brom Bones, vies for the town’s attentions and stirs up trouble surrounding Ichabod Crane. One night, while enjoying a lovely dinner party, Ichabod hears the story of the Headless Horseman. That night while riding home, Ichabod comes face to face with this horrifying sight…and is never heard from again!
Join MadCAP Home School Ensemble in bringing this chilling (and funny) tale to life in musical theatre! Songs are varied in style, upbeat, and will have a variety of choreography…and even a jug/junk band!
MadCAP is an open enrollment program; all enrolled participants will be cast. Solos and casting are decided by working together to set individual development goals. Please join us on tuesday, September 16 at 1 PM to learn more about this and give it a try!
MadCAP is located at 214 N Henry Street, Suite 201.
Seize the Day from Newsies’ Final Performance
Everyone screaming during “nothing can break us, no one can make us, quit before we’re done.” And continuing to scream for a full five minutes after. This was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced, and I’m still crying about it.