What Is Legit Singing?

“Legit” singing implies the freedom, flexibility, projection power and resonance associated with classical singing. “Non-legit” implies giving up some or all of these qualities for the sake of a particular style or character quality, e.g. straight tone, breathy sound, percussive vocal effects, growl, nasality, etc.

Is Mary Poppins a Golden Age musical?

Since Mary Poppins is a contemporary remake of a 1960s film, the following songs are a mix of golden/post-golden age musicals and newer musicals with a classic feel to them. In addition, there are lots of light-hearted & Disney songs below in order to match the style of the show.

Who was the most popular singer in the 40s?

Frank Sinatra would go on to become one of the most successful artists of the 1940s and one of the best selling music artists of all time.

What is considered golden age musicals?

The 1940s-1950s are also referred to as the “golden age” of musical theatre. And the most notable musicals of that time period are included below.

What was the first musical?

The first musical film, The Jazz Singer (1927), starring Al Jolson, introduced the sound era of motion pictures. It was followed by a series of musicals hastily made to capitalize on the novelty of sound.

What is an MGM musical?

MGM musicals are classics that started the era with talkies that later original songs and choreographed dances that were made for the films. They quickly became a sensation which expanded to other Hollywood studios, but Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s are arguably the best. ( 1929-1994)

What makes a musical a classic?

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘classical music’ as “music written in a Western musical tradition, usually using an established form (for example a symphony). Classical music is generally considered to be serious and to have a lasting value.”

Is West Side Story a Golden Age musical?

West Side Story is a bridge between the so-called “Golden Age” musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Sondheim era about to begin.

Is the Wizard of Oz a musical?

The Wizard of Oz is a musical commissioned by the St. Louis Municipal Opera (The Muny) based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, using the film’s songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

Do musicals have to be socially engaged Why or why not?

Not all straight plays are socially engaged. Not all socially engaged shows are straight plays. It’s true that all four of the Best Play Tony nominees this year are socially conscious, but three of the four Best Musical nominees also have socially conscious elements.

What was the first jukebox musical?

The Beggar’s Opera (1728), the first ballad opera and the most famous, has been called “the original jukebox musical”. Films considered early examples of jukebox musicals include An American in Paris (1951), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Rock, Rock, Rock (1956) and Rock Around the Clock (1956).

When was the golden age of Hollywood musicals?

The 1930s through the early 1950s are considered to be the golden age of the musical film, when the genre’s popularity was at its highest in the Western world.

What play inspired West Side Story who wrote the play?

It is widely known that West Side Story (WSS) is based directly on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (R&J). Far less well known is the fact that Shakespeare based his play (1594) on other material, particularly a narrative poem by Arthur Brooke entitled The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet (1562).

What makes a song legit?

‘Legit’ refers to a genre of musical theatre singing that is heavily influenced by traditional, classical voice training and vocal styles. The term ‘legit’ is short for ‘legitimate’, but that does NOT mean other musical theatre vocal genres and styles are ‘illegitimate’ or inferior in any way.


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