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Making it Happen

Follow Musical Exchange member Jonah Verdon in this video series, bringing the advice and perspective of professionals working in musical theater.

 

In this video, Jonah interviews John Walton West and Cody Williams about their satirical video Russian Broadway Shutdown.


Voice Studio Lesson Videos

Singers, visit the Voice Studio group for a series of voice lessons from teaching artist Claudia Friedlander. There is a new topic to explore each month, and many of them are relevant to singers of any style, including musical theater.

 

Click here for a discussion on singing smoothly across vocal registers.

 

Discussion Forum

Historical Events/Figures To Be Adapted Into a Musical

Started by Danielle Eyer on Sunday.

Looking for some help from fellow thespians!

Started by Jacqueline Boelkow Dec 28, 2013.

Who from the theatre would you like to share your Thanksgiving with? 2 Replies

Started by Erica Westcott Kelly. Last reply by Emma Dowdy Nov 21, 2012.

Three "must-hear" musicals? 6 Replies

Started by Erica Westcott Kelly. Last reply by Samantha Gallup Mar 2.

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Comment by Jonah Verdon on March 26, 2014 at 3:50pm

Hey guys, I just read about this app called Cadenza. I watched the video and I think it seems really cool! I haven't tried it yet. I don't think the singing part is ready yet? But it looks awesome! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sonation/cadenza-an-orchestra-...

Comment by Jonah Verdon on March 17, 2014 at 3:07pm

Hi Guys!! The next episode of Making It Happen is online now! It is with Lilla Crawford, who played Annie in ANNIE on Broadway, and she is also in the new INTO THE WOODS movie that is coming out later this year. She is talking about being a professional actor as a kid!! Also, we rode THE RIDE, which is a really fun bus ride experience in NYC - and interviewed one of the hosts, it is a great job to have to get improv experience if you are living in NYC!! THANKS so much for watching these videos and sending me messages - you can send me any questions and I will ask them in the next interviews I am taping. I have some awesome guests coming up!!!

Comment by Jonah Verdon on March 10, 2014 at 12:35pm

Hi Everyone! The latest video from Making It Happen was just posted - I am interviewing Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, who co-wrote DISASTER! among many many other things. They are hilarious and give lots of awesome advice!! If you have any questions you would like me to ask for future interviews, post them here! ENJOY!!!!

Comment by Jonah Verdon on March 5, 2014 at 5:34pm

Hi Guys!! So…I am doing a series for Musical Exchange called Making It Happen all about everything I am learning since working in New York. And the Series Introduction was just posted here on the Musical Theater page and on the home page!! Yayyy!!! I will be releasing lots of episodes where I interview all kinds of amazing performers. Next week I am interviewing Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, who co-wrote the show I am in, DISASTER!! So go check it out and POST HERE ANY QUESTIONS you have about the business of show business for upcoming guests!!! I can't wait to share all the amazing perspectives of these awesome industry experts!!! Check it out!

Comment by Erin Anna Gowdy on February 24, 2014 at 7:36pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsTIw_T5VJY

Hey guys- had a performance on the ninth. hope you enjoy!

Comment by Erica Westcott Kelly on January 22, 2014 at 11:22am

Hi all! If your voice teacher is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), you should talk with him or her about their Musical Theater Competition!  Top prize includes $5,000 plus recording and management services.

http://www.nats.org/music_theater_competition.html

Comment by Jonah Verdon on January 9, 2014 at 3:25pm

Hi Guys!!!! It has been since September that I posted - omg! But I have lots of news, the same weekend that I sang at 54 Below, I also auditioned for some shows in NYC and guess what, I am now working in New York! I work on a show called DISASTER!, it's a musical off Broadway and it is amazingly fun. Come see it if you are in the city! www.DisasterMusical.com

And to reply to some of the posts...TONY, you sound amazing, congrats on your mashup! Are you performing in the city? I would love to come and see you!

 MADISON - congrats on starting your last semester in college! And on all the awesome classes. :-) Sounds amazing!!!!!

I will post again soon!! I am having such a crazy NYC adventure and I love it!!

Comment by Madison Lynn Embrey on December 27, 2013 at 3:42pm

Happy Holidays, everyone!

I hope you are all doing great and enjoying some time off as the New Year approaches. It was a BUSY semester at school, but I took awesome classes that I'm excited to share with you. We had this great song and acting synthesis class, which was beyond educational. I figure this is the kind of training I should have had ages ago, but coming from a dance background, I didn't grow up doing musicals. This was all new information I was receiving and I loved it! We also had to get up in front of our peers every week and sing, so any inhibitions I might have had about that were just thrown out the window! I can happily say that is no longer on my fears list! In fact, I love doing it now! Kind of cool the difference an education can make! The best way to combat fear is with knowledge. Speaking of combat! I also took an AWESOME stage combat class. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is in the arts. It's a very valuable skill set to have! I'm heading into my final semester of college in January and I'll make sure to get back to posting on here! Happy New Year, everyone! 

Comment by Erica Westcott Kelly on December 4, 2013 at 11:44am

Isabella, that's so exciting! Where did you see it? It looks likely that it will come to New York this spring so fingers crossed!

Comment by Isabella Holland on December 4, 2013 at 11:42am

Ok so for any of the Musical fans out there, I saw Flashdance two weeks ago and it was AMAZING!! Jillian Mueller played Alex Owens and she was incredible!! It on tour right now so I'm hoping it will come to Broadway soon

 

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