Assistant Director Carrie Havel calls out the cameras in this behind the scenes peak at what goes on in the director’s booth on “Grease Live” (click on the image to see the video) A lot of people have asked what it means to be the Associate Director on a show like Grease Live. Here’s a Read MoreRead More
This interview with film historian Lee Gambin sheds some light on the changes that occurred in the 1970s with the movie musical. For many years, I’ve seen film critics claim that movie musicals started to go out of vogue in the 1960s, or even the late 1950s. But some of the most commercially successful musicals Read MoreRead More
This half-hour musical is a journey through Seasons 1 through some of Season 7 of the hit AMC TV show Mad Men. Performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on May 20, 2014 Written by Nadia Osman & Ben Siemon Directed by Zach Reino Music by Scott PassarellaRead More
The hotly anticipated Tom Hooper-directed Les Miserable opens on Christmas Day 2012, but here’s a sneak peak at 5 scenes including the vocal talents of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne. You may recall the big marketing hubbub about recording the vocals live - here’s our first chances to see how that’s working out. Personally, I think Read MoreRead More
In preparation for Halloween and the third season of The Walking Dead, the AV Brothers gathered a group of people in Central Park to do what any group of people do in Central Park – dance and sing with precise choreography.Read More
On most film musicals, the musical portions are recorded in a studio prior to production and played back on set. The upcoming film of “Les Miserables” has actors performing their songs live with the music dubbed in afterwards.
This isn’t the first time this has been attempted since the “golden days” of 30s and 40s musicals. Peter Bagdonovich attempted it in 1975…Read More