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Creating Musical Theatre


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Foreword by Keli O'Hara; (Broadway star and Tony nominee); Preface by Lyn Cramer; (Author); Acknowledgements; (Creative artists in alphabetical order) Rob Ashford; "The Athlete" Andy Blankenbuehler; "The Amalgamator" Chase Brock; "Gentle Iconoclast" Jeff Calhoun; "The Comeback Kid" Warren Carlyle; "Brave Magician" Marguerite Derricks; "The Loyalist" Kelly Devine; "Rocker for All Ages" Marcia Milgrom Dodge; "Regional Royalty" Christopher Gattelli; "Man on the Verge" Dan Knechtges; "Farcical Fun" Joey McKneely; "The Guru of Gangs" e; Kathleen Marshall; "Queen of the Classics" Jerry Mitchell; "Burlesque to Broadway" Casey Nicholaw; "The Funny Guy"; Fifteen; Josh Prince, Ken Roberson; "Puppet Master" Randy Skinner; "Mr. MGM" Susan Stroman; "Leader of the Pack" Sergio Trujillo Anthony Van Laast; "Joyful and Jubilant"; Appendix I; Shows and Awards; Appendix II; Authors Biographies.

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Featuring interviews with top directors and choreographers, Creating Musical Theatre is the first book to give a fascinating insight into the creative processes driving the musical theatre revival.

About the Author

Lyn Cramer is Endowed Professor of Musical Theatre Dance at Oklahoma University. Teaching for over 23 years in higher education, Lyn Cramer is also a professional director-choreographer and a member of SDC (Stage Society of Directors and Choreographers) and AEA (Actors Equity Association). Many of her former students grace the Broadway stage and work nationally and internationally in musical theatre.


The interviews are intensely pragmatic; Cramer and each choreographer speak artist-to-artist and dancer-to-dancer in frank, simple, and consistently practical terms that dancers at any level of the theatre industry will find insightful and useful. ... For any musical theatre dance lover, this book provides an intimate master class in both craft and artistry sure to enlighten and inspire. -- Rockford Sansom, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, USA * Theatre Topics *

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