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Actor Jeff Blumenkrantz Interviews Songwriter Jeff Blumenkrantz

17th September 23657 via · source

franerys:

katiebpeters:

chloereneeeee:

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?”

17th September 17 via · source

patman828:

"I’ll Be Here" from Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon sung by Audra McDonald.

One of my favorites singing one of my favorites. Incredible. 

17th September 48 via

rongasm:

I wonder what Broadway Shows sound like when I’m not harmonizing to all of the songs. 

17th September 10 via · source

petevparker:

How do people not love musicals…I do not understand

16th September 3

Hello, all!

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!

Cheers!

Do you have questions for us?  How about new topics for us to address?  Email us , send us an ASK, or leave a note on our Facebook page

14th September 2 via

WRITER SPOTLIGHT: Kerrigan-Lowdermilk

We love Kerrigan Lowdermilk at MadCAP studios.

(Psst…sale today!)

13th September 959 via · source
  1. Anybody: what's your favorite band?
  2. Me: do original broadway casts count?
13th September 2480 via · source

desireearmfeldt:

get to know me meme [5/6] favourite musicals: wicked

i do believe i have been changed for the better

#wicked
13th September 1 via

WRITER SPOTLIGHT: Zoe Sarnak

10th September 101423 via · source

micdotcom:

Photos of Keke Palmer’s debut as Cinderella will bring tears to your eyes

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. 

"Dreams do come true" Follow micdotcom

Performances: Friday January 22 @ 7 PM, Saturday January 23 @ 1 PM—Oakwood Village Theatre, University Woods CampusRehearsals: Tuesdays, 1-2:30 PMMore info: madcap.org or email admin@madcap.orgProject Description: 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.

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 admin@madcap.org

Project Description:
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.

7th September 695 via · source
j-wells:

All about that bass.

j-wells:

All about that bass.

5th September 855 via · source
Title: Seize the Day
Artist: Ben Fankhauser, Corey Cott and the Cast of Newsies
Played: 3234 times

jackkellyssweetheart:

bowtielover:

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.


#newsies  #broadway  #music
5th September 56 via · source

fyeahkatewetherhead:

We all know Kate is a master at comedy, but see her perfectly tackle this heartbreaking song. -“Untitled” by Adam Gwon