This blog seeks to investigate performance in musical theatre as experienced from the wings, that mysterious space where performer and spectator converge. That singular site where the actor-singer-dancer awaits her entrance with rapt anticipation and readiness, considering from a most curious angle the ephemeral moment unfolding before her.
The musical theatre performer — always training, whether apprentice or professional — must at all times consider the side ways of his craft, those ever-shifting vantage points that provide entry into a critical synthesis of process and product(ion).
This is a blog about vocal technique. It’s also about choreography. And acting songs. And lots of other things. It’s a blog about seeing things side-ways, as one does from the wings.
It’s about something we’ve been doing in the theatre for a long time: considering the sightlines.