Best musical theatre podcasts

Best musical theatre podcasts

Merry Christmas folks, here's my gift to you: I've done the tough work on your behalf, and found the best podcasts out there for musical theatre professionals, students and enthusiasts. After listening to more than 20 different shows, I regularly tune into these six because of the quality of topics, the excellent formatting, and the actionable information I walk away with. Pick the ones most relevant to you, or listen to them all to get a well rounded musical theatre education:

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Book review: "Acting the Song" by Tracey Moore with Allison Bergman

Book review: "Acting the Song" by Tracey Moore with Allison Bergman

About the book: published in 2012, this book is very current and makes an excellent, up-to-date guide on singing as storytelling. 

About the authors: the authors make a great pair, one being primarily an actor and the other primarily a director and writer, 

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The aspiring musical theatre artist's must-have reading list

The aspiring musical theatre artist's must-have reading list

As musical theater performers, we are a special breed in that we require three times the amount of training (in acting, music and dance) and unique perspectives on the art of taking the stage. Although most of our training is done experientially in the classroom or with private coaches, there is a lot of benefit in understanding the theory and intellectual concepts behind what you're practicing onstage. This is the ultimate, must-read book list for musical theater training in order to be a well rounded performer. 

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Book review: "Acting Songs" by David Brunetti

Book review: "Acting Songs" by David Brunetti

About the book: Published in 2006, "Acting Songs" is still current enough to be a guide for making your music come alive in musical theater, cabaret, auditions or other performance settings. Although short, just 95 pages, the length is one of the things I like best about it, making it approachable, easy to read with very little jargon, and can be finished quickly for those looking for immediate, actionable take-aways. 

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