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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPFuuLVoCrs

West Side Story - Cool.  This is the inspiration for sections of 'Snuff that Girl'.  A poor quality video of the original Robbins' choreography.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oeCtZnwLoA

FIRST SEMESTER:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJRiy2YE3BA

Fred Astaire - Royal Wedding - Hat Rack Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pjlrrMvdtw

 

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

http://www.bluegobo.com/content/production.php?var=200015171&video=10348

Carousel - Dream Ballet - watch how the choreography tells a story just as R and H had done in their previous hit, Oklahoma.

http://www.bluegobo.com/content/production.php?var=200015209&video=10409

 

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"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWV5jnVKrvg

Jason Raize - The Lion King - "Endless Night"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7AeTFYsBgc

http://www.bluegobo.com/production.php?var=10114&mode=P&vid=0

 

November 12, 2009

All That Jazz - Dance Break 05

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgErNADPalU

Singin' in the Rain - Gene Kelly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmCpOKtN8ME

 

November 4, 2009

America - WSS Movie Version

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy6wo2wpT2k

America - Broadway Revival Version

http://www.bluegobo.com/production.php?var=200015257&mode=P&vid=0

October 21, 2009

Watch a video of your ballad and your uptempo.

October 14th, 2009

Basketball Stomp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPmfbhVGbIQ

Wide Open Spaces - Curtains

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re74DuTWRGI

October 7th, 2009

RAMA LAMA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze3vtKpCoaE&feature=related

Chanie Turns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6fESgTRS9A

September 30th, 2009

The 'pirouette' video - practice, practice, practice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGuvXwJW8QQ

The 'Ballet' Video - If these people can do it, so can you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnLVRQCjh8c