Georgia Stitt Interview

Q&A with Lyricist, Composer, Musical Director and All-Around Broadway Pro, Georgia Stitt

Dressing in a nun’s habit while singing in Latin on national live television? All in a day’s work for the supremely talented conductor, vocalist and writer Georgia Stitt! You may recognize Georgia from her role as a member of the nunnery in NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music Live!’ or as a vocal coach on ‘Grease: You’re the One that I Want!.’ You might also be a big fan (as we are) of her many  acclaimed written works including ‘Alphabet City Cycle,‘ ‘Sing Me a Happy Song‘ and ‘My Lifelong Love.’ We asked the lovely Broadway songstress to share a bit about her writing process, why she fell in love with the theatre, her best
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Musical Theatre

They Started on the Stage: Popular Artists Who Began in Musical Theatre

Singing, dancing, acting… the trifecta of musical theatre talent. In fact, many Hollywood careers have been launched thanks, in part, to musical theatre backgrounds. We’re all fairly well aware of the fine musical pedegree of some of Hollywood’s elite: Hugh Jackman, Lea Michele,  Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli, to name just a few. But you may be surprised by some of the former theatre kids who became even more famous for their on-screen rolls and mainstream music careers. It just further proves how much we theatre kids rock! Read about a few our favorite stage-trained actors/artists below, and answer our trivia question at the end for your chance to win
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Great audition songs to land you the part.

40 MORE Audition Songs for the Stage

Need a musical piece for your school or college tryout?  Searching for a number suited to the part you’re looking to land? Musicnotes is back to help with 40 MORE songs to prepare for musical theater auditions. Following up on our popular “40+ Songs for Stage and Show Auditions” post,  we’ve again consulted with multiple auditioners who’ve worked on professional  productions of all sizes to bring you this extensive list of 40 great (think: not overused) audition pieces for the stage. What’s more, we’ve selected these works from 40 different shows, meaning even if one doesn’t seem like quite the right fit, you can explore a bit further to find
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Audition sheet music

Updated: 40+ Songs for Stage and Show Auditions

Do you want to try out for a talent show like the X-FACTOR or AMERICAN IDOL? Are you preparing for a musical theater audition or just want to sing on stage? Musicnotes is here to help! We’ve explored our digital sheet music files and consulted with auditioners and fellow auditionees to offer you suggestions for songs that we think you’ll love. One song in particular that you might want to consider practicing is  “The 60 Second Audition.” This song was written specifically to highlight a vocalist’s ability performing different musical styles and techniques within sixty seconds, and you may transpose the key after purchasing to fit your vocal range. If
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Celebrate 2010 With this Look Back at Music Trends from 2009

Susan Boyle. Les Paul. Michael Jackson. Twilight and New Moon. Legally Blonde: the Musical. Before you sing Auld Lang Syne and celebrate the birth of a new decade, take a look back at your favorite music news of 2009. In 2009, you fell in love with the music from several movies and television shows. From awards ceremonies like the Oscars to the highly-anticipated films WATCHMEN and NEW MOON, television and movie sheet music news was a hot topic. So hot, that one of our most popular Songwriter Spotlight posts, was an interview with Carter Burwell. Here are a few of the posts related to music on television shows and movies
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Avatar, Colbie Caillat, Kings of Leon, Muse and More! in The Whole Note

In this week’s edition of The Whole Note, we’re pleased to present you with a wide variety of new songs by some of your favorite artists! Christmas may be over, but we’ve got a few late additions to our extensive collection of Christmas sheet music that we’d like to highlight. Two new Taylor Swift songs (Christmas Must Be Something More and Christmases When You Were Mine) are brand new sheets you can sing or play! We’ve also got a fun, little tune for all you Disney fans out there from MICKEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL entitled Oh What a Merry Christmas Day. Are you looking for sheet music from AVATAR? Directed by
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Scrooge the Musical, Guitar Guru $4.95 Sale and More in The Whole Note

Based on the holiday classic A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens, SCROOGE: the MUSICAL brings this cautionary tale about a cranky old man who needs to reconnect with his fellow man to the big stage. Several characters, including some unusual ghosts, visit Scrooge to try to teach him a very important lesson. This holiday Broadway musical is often on stage this time of year, so be sure to check your area for show times. Are you a Broadway sheet music fan? You can now download arrangements of sheet music from SCROOGE: the MUSICAL. Songs include I Hate People, Christmas Children, Thank You Very Much and many more! Songs from
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Canadian Brass and Christmas Musicnotes Editions in the Whole Note

Have you heard the music of Canadian Brass? This world-famous brass quintet offers gorgeous recordings by composers like J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Beethoven and more. Musicnotes.com is proud to offer Canadian Brass sheet music. We offer songs for french horn quartets as well as brass quintets that include the tuba, trombone, trumpet and french horn, too! We’d like to highlight some arrangements that are perfect for the winter holidays. Scoring varies by song, so for your convenience we’ve remarked what individual arrangement is. Sleigh Runners for Brass Quintet with optional percussion A medley of What Child Is This? / Coventry Carol for Brass Quartet We Three Kings for Brass Quintet
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Up, Star Trek and Next to Normal in This Week’s The Whole Note

In this week’s Whole Note, we have quite a few shows that we received sheet music for including the widely popular (and one of the most requested) Broadway shows NEXT TO NORMAL, the animated feature UP which arrived on DVD this week, and music for the new STAR TREK, which also debuts on DVD shortly. We are happy to announce that we’re now able to offer sheet music for NEXT TO NORMAL. This Broadway show about a family trying to deal with a mother’s bipolar disorder has been extremely popular, and has continued to be a highly requested collection of songs. Now you can play or sing songs from a
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Spooky Broadway Shows, $1 Off Treat and More in The Whole Note

In this edition of The Whole Note, we’d like to turn your attention to the sound and stage. Do you know what’s lurking behind the curtain? We do! There are several Broadway shows that are perfect for Halloween. Whether they inspire you to dress up in costume or sing a little tune, we think you might get a kick out of these shows. SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Broadway show that first appeared on stage in the late 1970s. Based on a character from the Penny Dreadful serial novel from the mid-1860s, this spooky barber cut more than his client’s hair. Assisted by Mrs. Lovett
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