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Alfred Music Publishing Expands its Broadway Presents! Vocal Series with Audition Musical Theatre Anthology: Young Male and Young Female Editions

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, January 06, 2012

Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, expands its Broadway Presents! series with Audition Musical Theatre Anthology: Young Female and Young Male Editions, a collection of 100 widely popular musical theatre audition repertoire.

Designed especially for audition situations, Broadway Presents! Audition Musical Theatre Anthology is a compilation of 100 excerpts of musical theatre songs, carefully crafted and adapted to help singers display their best in 16-32 bar audition cuts. The excerpts are referenced from their original scores and represent a great variety of shows that span decades of theatre history and a multitude of styles. Helpful and user-friendly reference guides are also included, such as: Song Set Up, a brief song-by-song commentary; Song Indexes, which categorize all songs by Vocal Styles; Historical Category, charting all songs by historical genre; and Timeline chronicling songs by year composed. The companion 2-CD set contains accompaniment tracks to every song excerpt found in the book.

Broadway Presents! Audition Musical Theatre Anthology: Young Male Edition contains songs from a wide range of musicals including “21 Guns” (American Idiot: The Musical), “All I Care About is Love” (Chicago), “Alone in the Universe” (Seussical the Musical), “Brush up Your Shakespeare” (Kiss Me, Kate), “Easy to Love” (Anything Goes), “Fit as a Fiddle” (Singin’ in the Rain) “Grow for Me” (Little Shop of Horrors), “On the Street Where You Live” (My Fair Lady), “Perfect for You” (Next to Normal), “The Wheels of a Dream” (Ragtime), and many more.

Broadway Presents! Audition Musical Theatre Anthology: Young Female Edition contains songs from a wide range of musicals including “And All That Jazz” (Chicago), “I Had Myself a True Love” (St. Louis Woman), “Good Morning Starshine” (Hair), “Out Here on My Own” (Fame), “The Trolley Song” (Meet Me in St. Louis), “Shy” (Once Upon a Mattress), “Over the Rainbow” (The Wizard of Oz), “Mamma Mia” (Mamma Mia!), “My Funny Valentine” (Babes in Arms), “Doll on a Music Box” (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), and many more.

The Broadway Presents! Vocal Series is a treasury of songs from stage and film from a variety of shows that span decades of theatre history. Other editions in the series include the Musical Theatre Anthology for Kids (00-31373), Teen Male (00-32027), and Teen Female (00-32024). Using the original vocal scores, the songs have been selected and adapted with the ranges and skills of these singers in mind. Authoritative historical and contextual commentary, audition tips, and 16-bar cut suggestions for each song make these the most useful and relevant collection of its kind. CD includes accompaniment tracks.

The Broadway Presents! Musical Theatre Anthology Series are now available from $22.95 to $24.99, and can be found at music retail stores and at alfred.com/voice.