Articles about Musical Theater

Take Your Cue
Music Teacher (2016) Vol. 95, No. 9, pp. 51


What a crescendo--not to be missed: Loudness on the musical stage
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 7-18

Recent research suggests that loudness, as an isolated aural quality, has an enormous ability to affect a listener's emotional response to a musical performance--but loudness is far more complex than simply cranking the volume up or down. This article traces ...

Vocal Qualities in Music Theater Voice: Perceptions of Expert Pedagogues
Journal of Voice (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 128.e1-128.e12

Objective: To gather qualitative descriptions of music theater vocal qualities including belt, legit, and mix from expert pedagogues to better define this voice type. Twelve expert teachers from United States, United Kingdom, Asia, and Australia were interviewed by Skype and ...

'What's bigger than a standing ovation?': Intimacy and spectacle at the Tony Awards
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 37-54

In 1963, J. S. Siegels described two opposing methods by which artists could affect their audiences. The first was an aesthetic of grandeur: 'a principle of force, based on the sheer size and power of the impression'. The second was ...

The rock star figure: Authenticity, satire and legacy in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" (2006)
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 19-36

This article argues that the rock star figure trope found in some rock musicals illustrates bigness by mirroring mechanisms of rock star construction and projecting a connection to the musical audience. In doing so, the article discusses the rock star ...