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Monday, December 3, 2018

The History Of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Mac McDonald

“I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain to see for certain what I thought I knew. Far far away someone was weeping, but the world was sleeping, Any Dream Will Do”. On November 3…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Thank You To My Theatre Teachers by Mac McDonald

It’s the summer of 2014. I’m a fourteen year old at my church’s music camp sitting in my first ever Drama Class. I’ve loved performing since I was really little wheth…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Why Lea Salonga Is Amazing by Mac McDonald

It’s been nearly 30 years since the London premiere of Miss Saigon launching the career of now internationally famous actress, Lea Salonga. Even before her debut as Kim on the West End…

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Basic Guide To Musical Theatre Titles by Mac McDonald

You’ve heard the saying, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Sometimes you can’t tell what something is about just by the title. Well, almost anything because clearly &…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Adapt The Hunger Games For The stage? by Mac McDonald

As a middle schooler of the early 2010’s, there were a lot of post-apocalyptic and dystopian media being released after the Harry Potter movies ended. My favorite from the Dystopian YA…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

I’m An Actress, And I Have A Learning Disability by Mac McDonald

When I was in elementary school, I looked and acted like a normal kid. I went to school, read books, played with toys, and did the usual stuff kids do. But even though I looked normal, there…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

10 Audition Songs For Altos That You May Not Have Considered by Mac McDonald

Don’t forget the altos! Altos can be such a powerhouse in musical theatre. Altos and Mezzo Belters get some of the best songs. Here are 10 songs for altos you may not have considered. …

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

10 Musical Audition Songs For Kids And Tweens by Mac McDonald

We’ve all been to or heard of those auditions where 50 kids show up and sing the same three songs over and over again. Even though there aren’t too many songs for a child’s…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

10 Soprano Audition Songs That Are NOT Princess Songs by Mac McDonald

Sopranos. The Classic ingenue or damsel in distress. Quite frequently sopranos are put into the box of being the princess. Even though most modern musical theatre songs are written for Mezzo…

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

10 Baritone/Bass Audition Songs That Are NOT ” Luck Be A Lady” Or “If I Loved You” by Mac McDonald

Tenors always get to play the love interest or the suave hero that saves the day. Over the last few years, tenors have gotten some of the best solos like “Waving through a Window.̶…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

10 Tenor Audition Songs That Are NOT “Giants In The Sky” by Mac McDonald

Rule of thumb, if you are auditioning for a Sondheim musical sing a Sondheim song. If you are not auditioning for something that was written by Sondheim, do not sing a Sondheim song. With th…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Before There Was The Greatest Showman… by Mac McDonald

The Christmas of 2017, The Greatest Showman hit theatres. Audiences flocked to the theatre to see the movie starring Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zendaya, and Zac Efron to name a few. We all …

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Best Musicals Of The 21st Century by Mac McDonald

Welcome to the Renaissance! Within the last 20 years plenty of new shows have reached the great white way. Here are some of the BEST musicals of the 21st Century. So far… More The post…

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10 Mezzo Belter Audition Songs That Are NOT “On My Own” by Mac McDonald

It’s very easy to pick a song from Les Mis for an audition. If you want to sing out all of your sad feelings here are 10 audition songs that are not “On my own”. More The p…

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