Green Room Recap: April 19, 2015

What songs should you avoid if you want to stand out at your next audition? How can you stay involved in the contemporary musical theater scene if you live far from one of its hubs? What questions do bootlegs raise about theatre accessibility, and how can we find the answers? Bloggers explored these questions and more on The Green Room this week. Here’s what you might have missed: 

Theater – The Eternal Analog Medium by Marcelo Henrique Almeida: In the last few decades, we’ve witnessed an extraordinary move towards automation, with machines replacing humans and technology leaving little room for imperfection. Is theater immune to that shift?

10 Storytelling Songs of “Firsts” by Samia Omari: From your first kiss to your first survival job, musical theatre songs have a way of perfectly capturing “firsts” and other universal life events. Here’s a playlist of songs that expertly explore some important “firsts.”

I Look Around For (Musicals): Finding Musical Theater Everywhere You Go by Tim Croner: If you don’t live in New York City, Boston, D.C., or Seattle, it can feel like contemporary musical theater is only ever happening somewhere else. These are ways to find your musical theater scene closer to home.

On Bootlegs, Broadway, and Breaking Barriers by Maddi Ostapiw: How can the theatre provide access to more audience members while also sustaining itself as a business? And where do bootlegs fit in?

 16 of the Most Overdone Women’s Audition Songs by Ailsa Hoke: Just because you sound great on a song doesn’t mean you should audition with it. You may want to avoid these audition room staples the next time you head to an open call.

Plus, this week’s #NMTvotws:

This week, we have a double #NMTvotw for you! First up, here’s Katie Van Deinse performing “Joey is a Punk Rocker” (from The Black Suits) by Joe Iconis:

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And here’s Amanda Kruger performing “Pretty Funny” (from Dogfight) by Pasek & Paul at a (Mostly) Musicals afterparty:

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