Friday, May 28, 2010

My New Philosophy

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This is from the musical You're A Good Man Charlie Brown. I sang it with a little bit of an edgy mix. The goal in gestures is to embody a six-year-old girl. I felt like there were points when I nailed it and others when I used to much hip movement or my movements were too legato. Along these lines, one of the challenges in doing musical theatre is mastering the voice, the emotion, and the gestures all at once. Throughout this performance you'll notice that one often gets sacrificed for another and often the one getting sacrificed is my voice. In my practice I sing the piece three times and rotate my focus between each element then sing it a fourth time trying to combine them all.

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