Understanding musicals part 1

I was checking our archives today and rediscovered a great resource on musicals Gillyanne and I put together almost 16 years ago. Back in 2003 we were invited by Rhinegold Publishing to write a substantial piece for teenagers studying musicals in the UK. It's over 6,000 words long, so I thought over the next few weeks [...]

The 16-bar singing audition performable unit

How do you find a 16-bar singing audition performable unit? The 16-bar audition is a newish feature of life as an actor/singer/dancer in the West End. It’s a way for the casting panel to see new people but without taking the time to hear whole songs. The point for the actor is to show a very [...]