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So You Wanna Be a Superstar?: The Ultimate Audition Guideby Ted Michael
Synopses & Reviews
Geared toward hopeful musical theater, show choir, a cappella, and glee club singers, as well as all shower singers that want to improve their skills, this enthusiastic and practical guide can help anyones inner superstardom make a public appearance. Full of straightforward, well-organized advice for every step of the process, this book will help you train your vocal cords, pick the right audition material, and become comfortable with the spotlight. Interactive quizzes, helpful sidebars, and words of advice from industry professionals add a personalized and real-world touch.
Author Ted Michael, a veteran of music and theater, along with the help of popular actors, actresses, and singers, provides all the tools young singers need in order to nail their auditions and nurture their natural show-stopping abilities.
The ultimate guide to unlocking and showcasing your talent with tips, tricks, and advice for nailing singing and dance auditions.
About the Author
Ted Michael is a graduate of Columbia University and The Julliard School. He has performed Off-Broadway and with major opera companies and regional theaters across the country. Michael has published two novels (The Diamonds, 2009; Crash Test Love, 2010) with a series (Mystic City) due out in 2012.
Lea Salonga, author of the foreword for So You Wanna Be a Superstar?, is a singer and actress who has been on the Broadway cast of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, as well as providing the singing voices of Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She is a recipient of the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World Awards. Salonga was born in the Philippines, where she currently resides with her family. You can visit her online at www.leasalonga.com.
Table of Contents
Overture/Introduction by Lea Salonga
Chapter One: Got Talent?
Chapter Two: Who Am I? Discovering Yourself
Chapter Three: Chatting About Composers
Chapter Four: The Material Matters
Chapter Five: Show Choir and Glee Club
Chapter Six: The Dance Call
Chapter Seven: Im Ready For My Close Up
Chapter Eight: How To Warm Up
Chapter Nine: How To Be Professional
Chapter Ten: Dealing with Disappointment
Chapter Eleven: Be Creative
Chapter Twelve: Backstage Pass
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