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    Attitudes towards women, and their role in American Musical Theatre. For my essay, I am going to look at the attitudes towards women, both from men and other women, and the significant role that that women had in telling the stories in American musical theatre. Showboat was the first musical of its kind. Up to this point, musicals consisted of songs and dances, with often feeble storylines based around the big stars. Showboat had a real story, adapted from a novel, and both the singing

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    People have dreams of what they want to do or accomplish in life, but usually musical theatre is just pushed into the non-realistic void. It isn’t a dream for me. In the past four years, musical theatre has been clarified as my reality. Musical theatre has been the only thing I have seen myself wanting to do. My first love was The Phantom of the Opera, seeing how I watched it almost every day and it was one of the first shows I saw. Of course, I started doing all of those cute shows in middle school

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    Musical Theatre The Process of Putting Together, and Being in a Musical Research: Music Song Writing There are many different ways for writing a song. Often this varies depending on the type of song the writer is composing. Sometimes the lyrics will be written first then a vocal melody written to accompany the lyrics. Often the chorus will be written before the verses so the general mood of the song can be established and repeated through the chorus. Instrumentalists Usually the orchestral

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    Musical theatre is an art form of theatrical performance that has graced the stages of Broadway for close to two centuries, combining songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance to create a versatile performance art that has stunned people all over the world. Humor, pathos, love, anger is all communicated through movement and music as an integrated whole to create visual and aural masterpiece. “Broadway is Taking Leaps Towards a Sustainable Future.” (Hagiwara, 2011) implies that Broadway Musical theatre

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    Identify and Describe Career The career that I chose was Performing Arts, more specifically, Musical Theatre. I would perform as a singer, dancer as well as an actress, gaining the title of a performer. My career in a small view is performing different plays and musicals for people and making everyone happy. I chose this career, because I love performing and I’ve always done some form of it through elementary school until now. I had always enjoyed singing and playing music, but when I

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    be equal with the men of this country. American musical theatre cannot be excluded on this account. The administrative and creative process of American musical theatre was often run by men. During a period when American musical theatre was heavily influenced by the male presence, Theoni Aldredge used her vast amount of connections to dominate Broadway. Aldredge brought her heritage and love of costume design to the world of American musical theatre Aldredge’s career began during a time when costume

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    A Greater Purpose “The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation,” says Stella Adler. Theater is unique and intriguing because it blends literary and visual arts to tell a story. Throughout the course, I have learned that understanding aesthetics and sociopolitical history is essential for appreciating and applying theater in the real world. Brechtian and musical theatre styles, such as applying musical theatre in RENT, are effective methods to convey crucial

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    Because musical theatre inspires people to be themselves, a person can learn how the process of an audition goes. In the world of theatre, auditions are critical in order to have an exquisite show. However, auditions can be tricky and demanding, especially if it is for a musical. A regular theatrical audition is different in comparison to a musical audition; the steps may look more complicated, and it can seem convoluted for a first time auditionee. For this reason, it is difficult to get into a

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    West Side Story is one of the great contributors to musical theatre, in particular Broadway where it originally opened on September 26 1957 at the Winter garden Theatre. The production ran for 732 performances before entering the world of film in 1961. However, I believe its significance lies in the heart of the theatre where the audience is subjected to different styles of music, dance and of course an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In fact, Leonard Bernstein first decided to call

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    Biography of Irving Berlin

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    of his own publishing firm (Kenrick 143). He decided to try composing his own music despite the fact that he couldn’t read musical notation and didn’t know much about the piano (143). He worked out his melodies by using only the black keys (143). He was musically illiterate and he couldn’t write the music he composed in his head (Horowitz 264). He would sing it to a musical secretary who would then write it down and play it back to him (264). He would help the secretary find the right harmonies and

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