Easiest Musicals

Beginner Piano/Keyboard Instruction

Easiest Musicals

Beginner Piano/Keyboard Instruction

First Musicals

Beginner Piano/Keyboard Instruction

First Musicals

Beginner Piano/Keyboard Instruction

John Thompson s Easiest Piano Course First Showtunes

This book includes 15 repertoire pieces to complement the Easiest Piano Course, helping to reinforce basic technique, develop musicality and increase the enjoyment of learning.

John Thompson s Easiest Piano Course  First Showtunes

John Thompson’s Easiest Piano Course is one of the most-loved and best-selling piano methods in the world. John Thompson’s timeless approach to teaching has been trusted by generations of teachers to start millions of students on their musical journey. This book includes 15 repertoire pieces to complement the Easiest Piano Course, helping to reinforce basic technique, develop musicality and increase the enjoyment of learning. These simplified arrangements are also ideal sight-reading practice for more advanced pupils. With a great selection of songs, including Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and A Whole New World, there’s something in First Showtunes for every child pianist to enjoy! Songlist: - Be Our Guest (from Beauty And The Beast) - Can You Feel The Love Tonight (From The Lion King) - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Defying Gravity (From Wicked) - Don't Cry For Me Argentina (From Evita) - Electricity (From Billy Elliot: The Musical) - I Dreamed A Dream (from Les Miserables) - I'd Do Anything (From Oliver!) - Matchmaker (from Fiddler on the Roof) - My Favourite Things (From The Sound Of Music) - Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) - When I Grow Up (From Matilda The Musical) - Where Is Love (From Oliver!) - A Whole New World (From Disney's Aladdin) - You'll Never Walk Alone (From Carousel)

First Showtunes

Titles: Be Our Guest * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang * Defying Gravity * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Electricity * I Dreamed a Dream * I'd Do Anything * Over the Rainbow * When I Grow Up * and more! *For students ...

First Showtunes

(Willis). 15 easy piano arrangements of popular showtunes to sing and play! All arrangements are only two pages long and include lyrics. Titles: Be Our Guest * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang * Defying Gravity * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Electricity * I Dreamed a Dream * I'd Do Anything * Over the Rainbow * When I Grow Up * and more! *For students in the Easiest Course, this collection is best used after Part 2 or 3.

John Thompson s Adult Piano Course

John Thompson's Adult Piano Course introduces the pupil to the notes of the piano, fundamentals of notation, different types of notes and varying rhythms.

John Thompson s Adult Piano Course

John Thompson's Adult Piano Course introduces the pupil to the notes of the piano, fundamentals of notation, different types of notes and varying rhythms. It includes enjoyable and melodic practice pieces that put theoretical concepts into a musical context as well as teacher accompaniments for pieces, creating duets.

The Complete Book of 2010s Broadway Musicals

... John Skelley, Alan Sorenson, Peter Thomson, Angela Timberman, Tony Vierling, Alexandra Zorn; Customers, Dignitaries, Footmen, and Citizens of Rome: Emanuel Ardeleanu, Misty Brehmer, James Ehlenz, Adam Moen, Lucy Rahn The musical was ...

The Complete Book of 2010s Broadway Musicals

This volume contains detailed information about every musical that opened on Broadway from 2010 through the end of 2019. This book discusses the decade’s major successes, notorious failures, and musicals that closed during their pre-Broadway tryouts. In addition to including every hit and flop that debuted during the decade, this book highlights revivals and personal-appearance revues.

The First Hollywood Musicals

Cast : Sally O'Neil ( Mary ) , Jack Egan ( Ted Howard ) , Carmel Myers ( Valeska ) , Tom O'Brien ( Bill Gray ) , J. Barney Sherry ( Le Maire ) , John Hyams ( Pringle ) , Charles Wilson ( radio announcer ) , Doris Dawson ( Bobby ) ...

The First Hollywood Musicals

As Hollywood entered the sound era, it was rightly determined that the same public fascinated by the novelty of the talkie would be dazzled by the spectacle of a song and dance film. In 1929 and 1930, film musicals became the industry's most lucrative genre--until the greedy studios almost killed the genre by glutting the market with too many films that looked and sounded like clones of each other. From the classy movies such as Sunnyside Up and Hallelujah! to failures such as The Lottery Bride and Howdy Broadway, this filmography details 171 early Hollywood musicals. Arranged by subgenre (backstagers, operettas, college films, and stage-derived musical comedies), the entries include studio, release date, cast and credits, running time, a complete song list, any recordings spawned by the film, Academy Award nominations and winners, and availability on video or laserdisc. These data are followed by a plot synopsis, including analysis of the film's place in the genre's history. Includes over 90 photographs.

Broadway Plays and Musicals

Small-town newspaper editor Joe Parker (John Alexander) writes a sexy potboiler of a novel under a pseudonym and it ... The orphan Isobel (Beatrix Thompson) was found as a baby adrift off the coast of Cornwall and grew up to marry the ...

Broadway Plays and Musicals

New York City’s Broadway district is by far the most prestigious and lucrative venue for American performers, playwrights, entertainers and technicians. While there are many reference works and critical studies of selected Broadway plays or musicals and even more works about the highlights of the American theater, this is the first single-volume book to cover all of the activities on Broadway between 1919 and 2007. More than 14,000 productions are briefly described, including hundreds of plays, musicals, revivals, and specialty programs. Entries include famous and forgotten works, designed to give a complete picture of Broadway’s history and development, its evolution since the early twentieth century, and its rise to unparalleled prominence in the world of American theater. The productions are identified in terms of plot, cast, personnel, critical reaction, and significance in the history of New York theater and culture. In addition to a chronological list of all Broadway productions between 1919 and 2007, the book also includes approximately 600 important productions performed on Broadway before 1919.

Off Broadway Musicals 1910 2007

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins in The Best Plays of2000-2001 felt the piece might have worked better “in some New Jersey bedroom ... Founder and Artistic Director) CAST —Mary Ellen Ashley, Jean Cheek, Debbi Dee, Kevin John Gee, George Hamilton, ...

Off Broadway Musicals  1910   2007

Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.

American Musical Theatre

Its story told how Webster (Lansing Hatfield) goes to court to save his neighbor (John Hurney), who has sold his soul to ... For the musical theatre, keeping the conflict at arm's length was easier than it had been at the outbreak of ...

American Musical Theatre

Covers more than 250 years of musical theatre in the United States, from a 1735 South Carolina production of Flora to The Addams Family in 2010.

M G M s Greatest Musicals

DELETED : “ An Easier Ellis , Mary Jean French , Joan Thorson , Way ” ( Edens - Comden - Green ) . ... Thompson ; musical numbers staged by Robert Alton ; color by Technicolor ; director of photography , George Folsey ; INVITATION TO ...

M G M s Greatest Musicals

M-G-M's Greatest Musicals (originally published as The World of Entertainment! Hollywood's Greatest Musicals) is not a biography of Arthur Freed (1894–1973), producer of the most outstanding series of musicals in motion picture history, but a turbulent, behind-the-scenes, film-by-film account of the making of his movies (which, to the exclusion of all else, were his life). From 1940 to 1970, under the auspices of M-G-M's celebrated Freed Unit, Hollywood's master actors, writers, directors, choreographers, composers, and set designers created The Wizard of Oz, Girl Crazy, Meet Me in St. Louis, Annie Get Your Gun, An American in Paris, Show Boat, Singin' in the Rain, Gigi, and nearly forty others. The author brings to vivid life the unexpected crises and everyday magic of the Freed Unit. Richly detailed, profusely illustrated with hundreds of rare photos, this book describes the lives and careers Freed touched and often shaped—Judy Garland, Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, and others like Saroyan, Berlin, Kern, Gershwin—and in the process reveals how a romantic, sentimental man became the uncontested master of the movie musical.

The Best Plays of

Sometimes — in a musical — it's better to focus on one big thing rather than a lot of little things . The audience tends to be happier that way . And it's easier to write . A look at the authors ' biographies suggests the roots of the ...

The Best Plays of


American Plays and Musicals on Screen

... Dulcy 76-77 Dutchman 77 The Easiest Way 77-78 East Is West 78 East Lynne 78-79 East Lynne on the Western Front 79 ... The Jazz Singer 134-35 Jeffrey 135 Jezebel 135 Joan of Arc 136 Joan of Lorraine 135-36 John Loves Mary 136 Johnny ...

American Plays and Musicals on Screen

This reference work is an annotated guide to American stage productions remade for film and television, with works ranging from late 19th-century American plays and musicals, through silent and sound films, to made-for-video productions by PBS, A&E, HBO, and others. Each entry first provides credits for the play or musical: date, theatre, playwright, cast (with characters) and crew, length of run, choreographer, song titles, and authors of the score (when available). The screen versions follow, listing alternate titles, date, studio, screenwriter, cast (with characters), director, and producer. Detailed commentary is given on what changes occurred between the formats, the strengths and weaknesses of each, the success of the transition, and how the end product was received. Cross references, bibliography, and name and title indexes complete the work.

Plays International

Phyllida Lloyd's production with of Trevor Nunn and John Caird . Roger Allam is design from Mark Thompson will have Siobhan to play Ulysses , David Bamber Pandarus , Peter McCarthy starring as the mother of the title de Jersey Troilus ...

Plays International


Kander and Ebb

10 While at Tamiment Ebb also collaborated with Mary Rodgers Guettel and Jay Thompson.11 In previous summers, ... When Rodgers and Ebb returned to New York after the close of the season, they worked on a musical called Carte Blanche, ...

Kander and Ebb

Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb collaborated for more than forty years, longer than any such partnership in Broadway history. Together they wrote over twenty musicals. Their two most successful works, Cabaret and Chicago, had critically acclaimed Broadway revivals and were made into Oscar-winning films. This book, the first study of Kander and Ebb, examines their artistic accomplishments as individuals and as a team. Drawing on personal papers and on numerous interviews, James Leve analyzes the unique nature of this collaboration. Leve discusses their contribution to the concept musical; he examines some of their most popular works including Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman; and he reassesses their flops as well as their incomplete and abandoned projects. Filled with fascinating information, the book is a resource for students of musical theater and lovers of Kander and Ebbs songs and shows.

Screening the Stage

Case Studies of Film Adaptations of Stage Plays and Musicals in the Classical Hollywood Era, 1914-1956 Steven Neale ... Bayard, The Trial of Mary Duggan (1928) Walter, Eugene, The Easiest Way (1909) West, Mae, Diamond Lil (1928) White, ...

Screening the Stage

Introduced by a comprehensive account of the factors governing the adaptation of stage plays and musicals in Hollywood from the early 1910s to the mid-to-late 1950s, Screening the Stage consists of a series of chapter-length studies of feature-length films, the plays and musicals on which they were based, and their remakes where pertinent. Founded on an awareness of evolving technologies and industrial practices rather than the tenets of adaptation theory, particular attention is paid to the evolving practices of Hollywood as well as to the purport and structure of the plays and stage musicals on which the film versions were based. Each play or musical is contextualized and summarized in detail, and each film is analyzed so as to pinpoint the ways in which they articulate, modify, or rework the former. Examples range from dramas, comedies, melodramas, musicals, operettas, thrillers, westerns and war film, and include The Squaw Man, The Poor Little Rich Girl, The Merry Widow, 7th Heaven, The Cocoanuts, Waterloo Bridge, Stage Door, I Remember Mama, The Pirate, Dial M for Murder and Attack.

A Folklorist s Progress

Reflections of a Scholar's Life Stith Thompson John H. McDowell, John Holmes McDowell, Inta Gale Carpenter, ... given by many people for living in a great center like New York is that they are able to go to the theater or to musicals .

A Folklorist s Progress

The Life of Stith Thompson as revealed in these pages was in some ways ordinary, in others extraordinary. Reading through A Folklorist's Progress one sees clearly the contours of an academic life in the midcentury United States. In an efficient manner, Professor Thompson portrays the rounds of an academic of the period, planning for courses, establishing and revising programs, attending international meetings and conferences, working ideas into publications. He also describes the social domain with its cycle of parties, receptions, visits, and social clubs. These autobiographical pages paint an engaging portrait of community organized around the life of the intellect. But not every scholar has the opportunity to found an academic field, and in this light the career of Stith Thompson veers toward the extraordinary. Obituaries described Thompson as ""the father of folklore"", a journalistic label that, with some qualifications, epitomizes his scholarly career. While folklore studies existed in Europe well before Thompson's lifetime, it was Stith Thompson who, in 1949, conceived of a doctoral degree program in folklore, the first in the U.S. Stith Thompson's success in securing support for the unknown discipline of folklore was due to his stature in the academic community, his skill in dealing with the administrative structure of an American university, and his ties to funding agencies, the state department, and scholarly societies all over the world.

Playing Violin and Fiddle Left Handed

Ryan J. Thomson. Paul Klee. youth , among other things . ... Little John Breigel , my grandmother's brother , was a left handed fiddler . Milt Campbell played an old time dulcimer . ... These get togethers were called musicals .

Playing Violin and Fiddle Left Handed

An compendium of lefthanded fiddling and violin lore, by Ryan J Thomson:This book documents the experiences of over 100 people who play lefty violin, including top professional folk fiddlers, chamber music players, and concert violinists. There's a chapter on where to find a left handed violin or get a right handed fiddle converted to left, including a list of violin makers who are happy to oblige lefty players.Included is a critical analysis of why - It's better to bow with your dominant hand, whether you are a right or left handed person! The myth of the "left hander's advantage in playing right handed" is debunked with numerous logical and common sense arguments!This approach can be applied to viola, cello, and other string players as well. Violists, cellists, and other stringed instrument players can take best advantage of their body's natural inclination, strength, and coordination

Language in Wycherley s Plays

Language in Wycherley s Plays