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Join musical theater enthusiasts and some of Broadway's brightest future talents.

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The Somewhere Project

This season, in celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary, the Weill Music Institute is launching The Somewhere Project, a citywide exploration of West Side Story. This unique creative learning project will engage people through events in all five boroughs of New York City, anchored by a large-scale production of West Side Story. We invite you to participate through investigating West Side Story as a musical, engaging in dialogue about the important questions that it challenges us to encounter, and through sharing your own creative work and ideas! Visit the Somewhere Project homepage on Carnegie Hall's website to learn more about the exciting work happening around New York City, and explore the project's companion course to particiapte from your home community!


Recent Projects

The Seven Ages of Musicals

The Seven Ages of Musicals works through every pivotal moment encountered when writing a show. From Shakespeare to Sondheim, choose from quintessential songs and dramatic monologues in order to examine those touchstone elements of a musical.


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 Broadway singer Ari Groover.

Discussion Forum

Hello fellow theatre nerds! 1 Reply

Started by Amanda Elise Lanza. Last reply by Jonah Verdon Aug 6, 2014.

Historical Events/Figures To Be Adapted Into a Musical

Started by Danielle Eyer Apr 19, 2014.

Looking for some help from fellow thespians!

Started by Jacqueline Boelkow Dec 28, 2013.

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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 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 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

Comment by Zack Sulsky on November 21, 2013 at 2:00pm

Thanks so much for sharing your video with us Tony! I love the vocal harmony and counterpoint you used. In addition to the Arranging Ellington project that Erica mentioned, I'd encourage you to check out last week's activity from the Songwriter Online Project, which focused on using vocal harmony to enhance a song's impact. I'm sure the songwriters would love to hear about the way you are experimenting with multi-tracking vocals.

Comment by Tony Ponella on November 20, 2013 at 8:23pm

Hi everyone! Hope you have all had a great fall. I'm working on a project that I wanted to share with you. I've been doing more arranging and composing and am planning on regularly posting YouTube videos. This is an arrangement I did that combines my love of the Great American Songbook with a more contemporary song/feel.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on November 18, 2013 at 2:23pm

Wow Lizzie! That is great news! Congratulations on being cast in Sweeney Todd. Keep checking in when you can! 

Comment by Lizzie Smith on November 16, 2013 at 12:28pm

Comment by Lizzie Smith on November 16, 2013 at 12:28pm

 

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