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Australia's Newest Virtual Venue The Reservoir Room Now Streaming Live Photo Australia's Newest Virtual Venue The Reservoir Room Now Streaming Live
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2020

Live from The Reservoir Room this week, FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE will showcase our two Saturday Night performers Mark Trevorrow and Matt Copley  who will also be joined by special guests Ben Mingay, Prinnie Stevens and the cast of Who's Your Baghdaddy?

BWW Interview: Lisa Viggiano Comes to The Beach Cafe on January 4, 2020 Photo BWW Interview: Lisa Viggiano Comes to The Beach Cafe on January 4, 2020
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 28, 2019

Award winning cabaret singer Lisa Viggiano enters her 20th year in cabaret by kicking off 2020 at The Beach Cafe with a new show. Stephen Mosher chats with the powerhouse performer as 2019 comes to a close.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by A.A. Cristi - May 23, 2017

Based on the smash-hit movie adored by fans for decades, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends: Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship but end up finding more than they ever could have dreamed.

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Examine Song Lyrics
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 31, 2017

Have you ever heard the expression, 'nice house, nobody home?' Often, we use that phrase as a way to describe singers who make pretty sounds, but fail to capture our imagination on the stage. To be a singer in the theater, it's a very rare performer who can communicate to an audience and make them feel something; however, it is the most essential quality a performer can possess to work in this business.

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Finding Music That Suits You
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 3, 2017

Just as you would build a wardrobe, with varied outfits for different occasions and temperatures, your music repertoire book needs to feature a diverse selection of pieces to show you can handle different sorts of singing demands. Not every song can (or should be) a show-stopper, full of dramatic heft and long, sustained high notes at the top of your range. Sometimes, it's more important to demonstrate naturalness and vulnerability, or show that you understand the needs of a very specific musical style. It's valuable to have many different kinds of songs in your "toolbox" to exhibit the full scope of your strengths. 

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Know Genres and Subgenres 
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Oct 31, 2016

When you first start digging into the vast array of musical theatre styles and genres out there, it can be pretty overwhelming. However, don't let this trepidation stop you from jumping in with both feet. You will be amazed with the help of all the great Broadway documentaries and archived recordings available on the Internet how easy it can be to immerse yourself in these classic scores, and immerse you must. Broadway music is traditionally very self-referential, and directors expect working actors to understand basic tropes like the Act I "what do I want" ballad or the eleven o'clock gospel number. Trust me, you don't want to be the only chorus member in Urinetown to miss that  "Snuff that Girl" is an affectionate tribute to "Cool" in West Side Story.

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Examine the Lyrics
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Oct 4, 2016

Have you ever heard the expression, "nice house, nobody home?" Often, we use that phrase as a way to describe singers who make pretty sounds, but who fail to capture our imagination on the stage. To be a singer in the theater, it's a very rare performer who can reach out to the auditors or the audience and make them feel something; however, it is the most essential quality a performer can embody if they want to work in this business.

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Building Your Book of Audition Songs
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Aug 23, 2016

Even when an audition provides specific music to be prepared, you might be asked to 'bring your book.' Every performer requires a collection of songs that are ready to be sung at a moment's notice. In our industry, your 'book' is a physical binder that holds all of these songs, and is also the term for this repertoire of pieces that you have mastered and can perform with little or no preparation.

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Care and Feeding of Your Vocal Instrument
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jul 29, 2016

The same principles that lead to sound vocal hygiene also promote a clear mind, better energy, and enhanced overall quality of life. Proper care of your voice doesn't require you to live much differently than you would for a normal, healthy lifestyle, with a balanced and holistic approach.

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Your Performance Goals in the Context of Your Lifestyle
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jul 15, 2016

As one of the pianists for the original Broadway production of Annie, many of my voice teacher colleagues were horrified at the thought of little girls being asked to belt out songs such as 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life.' And yet, many of these teachers refused to accept those young girls as students! At that time, many voice teachers would not agree to teach students who had unchanged, prepubescent voices. They were under the impression that voice lessons could permanently damage a child's voice, which remained a widely accepted belief for many years.