APRIL 7, 2010
Both of these shows were choreographed by Jerome Robbins, a VERY famous and influential choeographer. His works shaped the Musical Theatre of the 50's and 60's and led to the work that Bob Fosse would eventually create. Without his influence, our Musicals today would be very different.
Fiddler on the Roof - Tradition. This is the scene/choreo that 'What is Urinetown' is based on. Topol (they guy who is playing Tevye in this video) also played the role in the movie and multiple national tours. He is known for this role.
West Side Story - Cool. This is the inspiration for sections of 'Snuff that Girl'. A poor quality video of the original Robbins' choreography.
January 6, 2010
Robert Preston became a star in spite of his minimal vocal talent. Pay special attention to the staging of this number.
Ya' Got Trouble - The Music Man
December 2, 2009
The Ragtime clip deals with an AMAZING acting piece. The character of 'Mother' (Mazzie) has come to the realization that she and her husband are not suited for each other and that she wants more from life than the society in 1906 will allow. The Fred Astaire clip deals with using an inanimate object as a second character in the scene.
Back to Before - Ragtime - Marin Mazzie - Original Bway Cast
Fred Astaire - Royal Wedding - Hat Rack Dance
November 24, 2009
OPTIONAL EXTRA CREDIT MAKEUP WEB WEDNESDAY
The Secret Garden - 1991 Tony Awards - Daisy Eagan became the youngest actress ever to win a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Carousel - Dream Ballet - watch how the choreography tells a story just as R and H had done in their previous hit, Oklahoma.
November 18, 2009
This week I really want you to look at people who can ACT their way through a song, not just sing it beautifully. Pay attention to the beats in each song (change in thought/new idea) and how that helps motivate the movement.
Sutton Foster - Little Women - "Astonishing"
Jason Raize - The Lion King - "Endless Night"
November 12, 2009
All That Jazz - Dance Break 05
Singin' in the Rain - Gene Kelly
November 4, 2009
America - WSS Movie Version
America - Broadway Revival Version
October 21, 2009
Watch a video of your ballad and your uptempo.
October 14th, 2009
Wide Open Spaces - Curtains
October 7th, 2009
September 30th, 2009
The 'pirouette' video - practice, practice, practice!
The 'Ballet' Video - If these people can do it, so can you!