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Learn how to improve skills as a performer — from students and coaches participating in the 2012 National High School Musical Theater Awards, as captured in the PBS series, Broadway or Bust.

  • Acting in Vocal Performance

    In this video adapted from Broadway or Bust, a young singer works with a coach on the Dreamgirls song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

    Grades: 6-12
  • Male Student's Winning Solo

    In this video from Broadway or Bust, a winner performs the song "Il Mondo Era Vuoto" from The Light in the Piazza.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Preparing to Perform

    In this video from Broadway or Bust, a coach helps a performer prepare the title song from The Light in the Piazza.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Dealing with Rejection

    In this video from the Broadway or Bust website, coaches and young performers share how they cope with rejection.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Connecting Emotion to Lyrics

    This video from Broadway or Bust shows how a singer can make a personal connection to a song.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Michael Feinstein Advises on Interpreting Lyrics

    In this video adapted from Broadway or Bust, singer and pianist Michael Feinstein performs and coaches a student performer in George and Ira Gershwin’s song “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.”

    Grades: 6-12
  • Female Student's Winning Solo

    In this video from Broadway or Bust, a young singer performs the song “Disneyland” from the musical Smile.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Choreographing Large Groups

    In this video from Broadway or Bust, a choreographer works with an ensemble to prepare an opening dance number.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Dealing with Stage Fright

    In this video from the Broadway or Bust website, coaches and students comment on how to manage stage fright.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Vocal Coaching

    In this video from the Broadway or Bust website, a vocal coach describes how he works with student performers and encourages them to take risks.

    Grades: 6-12

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