Green Room Recap: April 12, 2015

What techniques can actors use to calm their audition room fears? How does the musical theatre canon portray Paris – and what is it actually like to live there? What makes “Waving Through a Window,” the new Pasek & Paul song featuring Ben Platt, so catchy? Bloggers explored these questions and more on The Green Room this week. Here’s what you might have missed: 

5 Forgotten Musicals of the 1990s by Jessica Humphrey: As we move further from the 1990s, a decade that fills many with nostalgia, theatre history is starting to forget musicals other than blockbuster hits like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. These are 5 musicals from the ’90s that theater fans shouldn’t forget.

Fifty Million Frenchies Kissing a Lot of Frogs: Introduction: Paris in Songs by Marion Gutierrez: As Marion prepares to dive into the world of contemporary musical theatre in France (particularly Paris), she takes you on a tour of how Paris is imagined in the musical theatre canon.

Top 10 Broadway and Off-Broadway Songs of the Decade by Nick Morrison: The current decade is halfway over but Broadway and Off-Broadway have already seen some musical theatre treasures. These 10 songs are Nick’s favorites from the last half-decade. What are yours?

When Musical Theatre and Pop Collide by Aileen Lambert: “Waving Through A Window,” from Pasek and Paul’s upcoming musical Dear Evan Hansen, has garnered more than 10,000 listens from MT fans in the last month alone. But what makes the song so great? Here’s an in-depth look at what makes it special.

4 Great Ways for Actors to Overcome Audition Fears by Connor Relyea: It’s always scary to walk into an audition room, but follow these tips and you may find yourself a little calmer the next time you audition – which can go a long way towards booking the gig.

Plus, the newest #NMTvotw

This week’s #NMTvotw comes to us all the way from Lausanne, Switzerland. Check out Aude Gilliéron & Kim Andenmatten’s performance of “First Date/Last Night” from Pasek & Paul’s Dogfight! Video via L’Open Mic Online. Congratulations, Aude and Kim!

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