Sweat, Tears, and Jazz Hands: The Official History of Show Choir from Vaudeville to Glee

Sweat, Tears, and Jazz Hands: The Official History of Show Choir from Vaudeville to Glee

by Mike Weaver, Colleen Hart

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(Book). Featuring more than 100 competitive show choirs from around the United States in photos, quotations, and stories, this edutainment-style book details the pop culture and theater influences that, over time, built this unique entertainment genre into the mecca of music lovers that it is today. Read real-life accounts of show choir performers, directors, and choreographers. Catch a glimpse into a once practically unknown society of "swing choirs." Discover what P. T. Barnum, Bob Fosse, speakeasies, cigarette companies, the modern-day blender, and Lady Gaga all have to do with this glitter-drenched community of singers and dancers. Take a step beyond the hit show Glee and learn about the real drama, the hard work, the sweat, and the tears. Find out what it takes to build an award-winning competition set; the branding, the budgets, the strategy and the performance. Meet the characters. Learn the lingo. Fall in love with show choirs.

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ISBN-13: 9781458471253
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 83 MB
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Sweat, Tears and Jazz Hands: The Official History of Show Choir from Vaudeville to Glee 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in the AHS Nuthin but treble all girls show choir ad it is beautiful just saying i probably spend more time in my high schools auditorium than at my own house we rehearse like fiur times a week plus a competition so yeab suck it sports people we practice more ha
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