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Conversations in Color: Exploring the World of Musical Theatre (Hardback)

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Conversations in Color offers an exclusive window into the thoughts of some of the most brilliant and prolific artists working in contemporary musical theatre across North America today. The first text of its kind to feature only the perspectives of artists of color, it is a primary and essential text for the theatre industry at this time.

Through uniquely crafted interviews with creatives across a variety of disciplines, including directors, choreographers, musical directors and composers, this book asks the question of how a musical is created within the wider context of contemporary musical theatre performance and practice, illuminating the current absence of this type of collection in musical theatre studies.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Broadway names such as George C. Wolfe, Alex Lacamoire, Savion Glover and Baayork Lee, Conversations in Color provides the rare insight of foremost practitioners into their methods of practice ranging from preparation for projects, rehearsal preparation, rehearsal techniques, career & creative style, anecdotal advice through experience, and other forms of practice-based steps, which can be applied directly back to the practice of professional and non-professional practitioners everywhere in their own work.

For students, this book offers an exemplar of the re-framing that can be done by re-imagining their perspectives being told from the viewpoint of non-white narratives.

Film, TV & DramaTheatreMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresMusicals Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 19/05/2022 ISBN-13: 9781350242104  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sean Mayes is a New York music director active both in New York City and Toronto, with a background in London and the UK. He is an active member of the Broadway music community as a vocal coach, accompanist, orchestrator-arranger and pit musician. He is a Part-Time Professor in Musical Theatre at Sheridan College, Canada, and has published on the history of music directing and the role of Black music directors on Broadway.

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