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Musical Theatre Workshop Exercises

Whilst each musical theatre performer sang their chosen songs Mary Hammond worked on developing strengths in each 'Joseph'.

Here you can see some of the most important tips Mary and the other experts gave to the performers during the workshop. You can also watch their quick tips for new performers.

 

Think about the language

Joseph Singer Thinking about the words in a song and how you sing them is a large part of being a successful musical theatre performer.

Here Mary Hammond shows one of the performers some techniques to use to get the power and passion into his singing, whilst maintaining the meaning of the song.
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Know the story behind your song

Joseph performer Shaun Kerrison's view is that portraying the story to an audience is a key skill musical theatre performers need, however it can be difficult to do on stage.

Here Mary Hammond works on getting the story across and emphasises the importance of understanding what you're singing about.
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Set up improvisations

Improvisation set up Many of the songs performed at auditions are well known hits that have been around for years, so how do you get the excitement into a piece when you're in a stark audition room?

Here our experts show how setting up an improvisation can turn a performance around.
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Warm up

Joseph Singer Before any training session or performance begins it's vital that singers warm their voice up sufficiently to get the best out of their vocals.

Here you can watch the full range of vocal exercises the Josephs were shown to improve, strengthen and develop their voices.
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