Singing, dancing, acting – musical theatre combines all of these nuanced performance disciplines on one stage, and as a single art form has given us some of the most recognizable songs in music history.
The road to musical theatre success is usually an enjoyable one, albeit peppered with challenges and competition along the way. If you have a desire to be on stage and in the spotlight, here are some Twitter accounts which you should be following right now.
Top 9 Musical Theatre Twitter Accounts
New York Film Academy
.@Damonalbarn to Bring #Musical Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to the Stage! http://t.co/0q7t9T8Hg2 pic.twitter.com/2Uc4A1L22j
— NY Film Academy (@NYFA) January 22, 2015
The New York Film Academy offers several programs, workshops, and courses at our revered Musical Theatre School, making our Twitter stream a good place to start for news and tips related to musical theatre. Broadway Musical @BroadwayMusical
MAMMA MIA has officially overtaken BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to become the 8th longest running Broadway musical! — broadwaymusical (@BroadwayMusical) January 4, 2015
Want to keep up on the latest news and gossip in the world of musical theatre? Follow Broadway Musical’s stream for links to articles and casting news.
The Broadway League
Broadway grosses and attendance for week ending 1/18/15 are now available on the League’s website: http://t.co/5gRXHnQI
— The Broadway League (@TheBwayLeague) January 20, 2015
Created in 1930 by theatre operators, The Broadway League is a national trade association for Broadway theatre. You can find announcements, attendance information, theatre news, and more on the League’s Twitter account. Musical Theatre Review @MusicalTheatreR
“Wonderful melodies delivered with punch and polish.” @MusicalTheatreR 4 STAR review of #CrazyForYou. @ArtsEdLondon. http://t.co/XgGKHlUs93 — MusicalTheatreReview (@MusicalTheatreR) January 25, 2015
Of course, musical theatre isn’t just limited to New York. UK-based Musical Theatre Review offers reviews of musicals around the world, as well as news and gossip.
Bon voyage @LastShipMusical! Check out @Sting‘s moving curtain call speech. http://t.co/IYBwcVPXKN pic.twitter.com/9KkeC3MyXc
— Playbill (@playbill) January 25, 2015
First published in 1884, Playbill magazine has been informing theatre goers for over a century about Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. The King and I @KingandIBway
Happy 2015 from all of us at #KingAndI! This year, we look forward to our first performance taking place in just 10 weeks. — The King and I (@KingandIBway) January 1, 2015
One of the most famous musicals of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I has been adapted many times. The next Broadway production of The King and I is set for April 2015, and this Twitter account is following the countdown to opening night.
George #gershwin dropped out of school at 15 to play piano. He was 29 when he composed #anamericaninparis pic.twitter.com/CqZcHrkHY9
— An American In Paris (@AmericanInParis) November 13, 2014
Disney’s movies and intellectual properties are frequently adapted for the stage. Disney Theatrical Group is Disney’s theatrical division and organizes Disney-related live entertainment around the world.
Packed house at the presentation of Alone in the U.S. by @bobbycronin last night! Go @NYFA !! pic.twitter.com/O7QBMSAE7n
— KristyCatesFrankfort (@KristyCates) January 23, 2015
Kristy Cates played Elphaba in the musical Wicked and is also a successful voice actress. A member of NYFA’s musical theatre school faculty, students have the opportunity to learn from her experience. Phantom Of The Opera @PhantomOpera
A view from the side of the stage as the stairs are being put away after Masquerade. #PhantomLondon pic.twitter.com/DMlcKTj9PS — Phantom Of The Opera (@PhantomOpera) January 24, 2015
One of the most famous modern musicals, The Phantom of the Opera has been running on Broadway since 1988. As a result, its official Twitter account is one of the most followed musical theatre twitter accounts on the planet, partly due to it offering the extremely candid look behind the scenes of the production.
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