"Acting in Musical Theatre covers it all - acting, musical terminology, style and auditions. It is a must-have resource for all teachers and students." - Mary Jo Lodge, Lafayette College, USA"A lively, engaging read that fills a heretofore empty niche. The authors do not patronize, but help the student focus on those aspects of the profession under his or her control." - Judith A. Sebesta, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA"Deer and Dal Vera break down the complex terrain of musical theatre into digestible bits. Whether you are a fledgling musical theatre artist or a seasoned professional, this book offers an array of insights, suggestions, guideposts and exercises which you will find invaluable." - Michael Ellison, Bowling Green State University, USAA major milestone in musical theatre pedagogy." - Robert Barton, author of Acting: Onstage and Off"Beautifully articulate and no-nonsense. A gift of a text for musical theatre." - Lara Teeter, Tony Award Nominee: On Your Toes. Head of Musical Theatre, Webster University, USAActing in Musical Theatre is the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It is the first to combine acting, singing and dancing into a comprehensive guide, combining what have previously been treated as three separate disciplines.This book contains fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft.Drawing on decades of experience in both acting and teaching, the authors provide crucial advice on all elements of the profession, including:Fundamentals of Acting Applied to Musical TheatreScript, Score and Character AnalysisPersonalizing your PerformanceTurning Rehearsal into PerformanceActing Styles in the Musical TheatrePractical Steps to a CareerActing in Musical Theatre's chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing related group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.Joe Deer is currently head of musical theatre at Wright State University and Founding Past President of the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance. He has been involved in musical theatre as an actor, director, choreographer or stage manager across more than one hundred productions.Rocco Dal Vera is a professor at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, specialising in vocal training. He is co-author of the book Voice: Onstage and Off, and founding editor of the Voice and Speech Review. He has featured as a voice artist more than 500 times in both film and television.Deer, Joe is the author of 'Acting in Musical Theatre', published 2008 under ISBN 9780415773195 and ISBN 0415773199.