The musical biopic is a style of film that has never faded away. Audiences never tire of hearing the stories of the actors and performers that they grew up listening to and watching, and whether those performers are portrayed by other actors or by themselves, something about the dramatization and magnification of their stories draws the viewer in a powerful way. These movies still carry the glitz and glamour of a fictional Hollywood musical, but the fact that the stories behind them are so concrete, so memorable, and so fascinating is what makes them stand out from a more untrue set of events. Judy Garland is one of the most revered Hollywood stars, so it is only fitting that one of the earliest musical biopics was hers. Unlike some later
I have read plenty of books that have been turned into movies, however “The Color Purple” is one of the few books that has a musical and movie version of which I know. The directors took different approaches on how some scenes are portrayed in their movie or musical, but I believe they all did very well in portraying the message. One of my favorite parts of the book is when Celie finds her courage to talk back to Mr. ____. It was during the dinner at Odessa’s house where Shug had announced that they would be leaving to Memphis and taking Celie with them. It was during this part that I feel Celie was finally able to stand up for herself and it was one of the most powerful moments in the book and movie.
These musicals were performed in theaters and are a combination of singing, dancing, and acting. “While relating to the harsh times, these settings not only capture the emotions of its audience but also manipulates them with a positive turn of events at the end” (Hollywood in the Depression). These musicals were a great ways to get people to take their minds off of what was going on around them. “In addition to magical worlds of Oz, musicals painted more familiar scenes such as Depression-stricken cities and tension filled homes”(Hollywood in the Depression). Not all musicals were happy but they still told a good story.
It makes me more engaged to want to listen or watch that advertisement. One reason being I want to listen to that song and then by doing that I am also learning about what you are advertising to me. Making me put forth more attention to the main focus point. Making me want whatever it may be they are presenting to me. This is also creating more attention like I said grabbing that viewers attention making them want to listen.
Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry used Leo Frank’s story to create their heartbreaking musical adaptation, Parade. Ball State University’s production of this musical was able to reveal how one’s differences can be so easily demonized through the costuming of characters, unique lighting design, and specific mannerisms presented by the actors. The costuming design for a show is the most basic way the audience can physically visualize a character’s personality. At the end
Ken Gargaro used a universal set. This one set was used for every scene of the musical, other pieces of furniture were added and removed to portray other scenes and settings throughout the play. This is something that works well for theater companies who are on a budget for a set, it allows the audience to understand where the scene is taking place without spending crazy amounts of money. Lighting during the show was done perfectly, it was easy to understand who was the main focus of each scene. On the night I attended the show sound was an issue.
The graphics of the show were pretty good, but there was one part of the episode where they tried to make Regina talk to herself or the Evil Queen, but the video quality looked really choppy and terrible. The music on the show were music from the Disney movies like when Rumple Stiltskin was trying to wake up Belle they danced in her dreams and the song that played while they danced was “Story as Old as Time” which is a song from “Beauty and the
This club would also help with student leadership. With student leaders in the club Finally,this club could help people gain lifelong friends. I believe that a Musical Theater/Broadway Club is a sensational idea because it can help in history class, create student leaders, and help children find friends with the same interests. A Musical Theater/Broadway Club would assist students in history class. The show Hairspray discusses the Civil Rights Movement, Chicago: The Roaring Twenties, Newsies:The Newsboy Strike, Hamilton:the founding of our country, and Les Miserables:The French Revolution.
Describe you experience with this workshop! The Musical Theatre Workshop was one of my favorite because it combined dancing, singing, acting and music to communicate a range of emotion to tell stories through these elements about love, pain, happiness, grief, anger and humor. Each element of Musical Theatre plays of one another. In other words, the music and singing elevates the dance to convey a message to the audience. Like all of the other workshops, Musical Theatre required proper breathing techniques due to the fact that many of the dance movements were very theatrical.
In this review of West Side Story, critic Trish Causey is comparing the old version of the Broadway play, to the new version. The critic had a personal relationship wit the play mainly because she played a “Jet Girl” during the early production of the play. Causey expressed that she was pleased with the dancers training. I think this is very important in a live production because it make the play look more professional as a whole. Causey has a lot more negative things to say about the play, rather than positive things to say.
Eventually things really work out and there are four weddings in the end, including the original bride and groom. Now I am biased because for one I was in this show, and two because I really love the show. However, as a cast I think we did very well in the aspects of theater. First off, our acting was over the top as it should be because the show its self is over the top. Now obviously singing sounds different to the audience, but from where I was I thought we sounded really good.
The play was written, directed, and produced by Don B. Welch and was performed at Wilshire Ebell Theatre. I enjoyed myself for for almost the entire play with very few exceptions. The production had a well put together storyline and was very funny, conveying a true meaning of what God has in store after death for different people. Although, the play was a great success there were a few small adjustments that could have be made to make the show that much better. The play was extremely funny and
I think the song incorporates so many complex musical elements, and creates a sense of drama and theatre, unique solely to it. Not only do I think the creature would relate to the theatrical components of the song, I think he would also relate to the protagonist’s tortured sensibilities. Another thing that would make this song great for the creature’s education is the fact that its meaning was never clearly defined by Freddie Mercury or any of the other members of Queen, yet the song means so much to so many, and I think that could show the creature the value of interpretation and