Physical and vocal warm up exercises for musical theatre

Physical and vocal warm up exercises for musical theatre

Every performer needs a solid warm up routine that they can use before rehearsals, shows, class, or practice sessions. As musical theatre performers, our unique field requires dance, acting and singing, engaging our entire body and voice at once. The following sequence will touch on every part of your body from head to toe, keeping in mind that your voice and mind are also body parts that need warming up. 

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Progressive muscle relaxation for musical theatre performers

Progressive muscle relaxation for musical theatre performers

I recently wrote a post on why meditation is important for musical theater actors, along with an eBook how-to-meditate guide. Progressive muscle relaxation is an equally useful relaxation technique that has applications for musical theater. As performers, relaxation techniques are extremely important for the work that we do, because we need to be able to clear our chattering thoughts on a moment’s notice, calm your pre-performance jitters, give a truthful response, connect with a character, or concentrate quickly on some challenging choreography that the dance captain has changed at the last minute. More so than any other career, musical theater demands the skill of silencing your mind and coming into the present. Progressive muscle relaxation is a sounds fancy, but it's really simple - j

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