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Musical Theater


31 Songs From "Annie" (Musical and Movie)

This article features the best "Annie" songs from the 1982, 1999, and 2014 films and musicals. Each of the listed songs comes with interesting facts.


10 Facts About "Hamilton" That Will Blow You All Away

"Hamilton" is one of the most popular Broadway musicals ever made—appealing to both theater geeks and fans of hip hop. It follows the life story of Alexander Hamilton, our forgotten founding father. Here are 10 facts about Hamilton that will blow you all away.


How to Get Last-Minute Broadway Tickets

An introductory list of ways to get last-minute show tickets in New York City.


The History of "Oh! What a Lovely War"

Half a century after the Great War started, a group of British writers and actors created a macabre and satirical musical about the dreadful sacrifice of the common soldiers.


What Happened to the Characters After "The Phantom of the Opera"?

Learn about the fate of "The Phantom of the Opera" characters, as revealed in the sequel musical, "Love Never Dies."


An Insider's Look at Silver Dollar City's Musical "It's a Wonderful Life"

At face value, a play or musical is entertainment for entertainment sake: fun for a moment then often forgotten. But in working alongside those who are actual participants I have gained insight.


Five Best Stephen Sondheim Musicals

Stephen Sondheim's musicals changed the face of musical theater forever. Here are Stephen Sondheim's five best musicals.


Broadway and Theatre Vocabulary and Terms

A small glossary of theatre terms, including vocabulary and terminology related to acting, auditions and rehearsals, scripts, technical theatre, theatre people, and stage directions.


How to Make a Theatre Flat or Scenery Flat

A guide to building a hard-backed theatre flat for your stage set.


Christine Daaé's Costumes From "Phantom": Musical vs. Movie

This article looks at Christine Daaé's costumes from the musical version of "The Phantom of the Opera" versus the 2004 movie. Compare her costumes side by side.


The Most Famous Cantonese Opera: "Di Nü Hua"

"Di Nü Hua", written in 1957, is a very famous Cantonese opera. It focuses on the story of Princess Changping, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty.


Tips for Nailing a Musical Theater Audition

Got an audition coming up soon for a musical theater production? Maybe just a singing or a dancing audition? You're not alone! I moved to the Des Moines area last year and have auditioned a few times with the Des Moines Playhouse. Read on to learn some key tips to nailing your audition.

I played the role of Addaperle, The Good Witch of the North in THE WIZ musical play

Musical Theatre: Building Self Confidence

Find out how participating in musical theatre helps build confidence in a child or adult.