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        6-12

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        Connecting Emotion to Lyrics

        While performing “Before the Summer Ends,” from Dracula, The Musical, the young singer in this video from Broadway or Bust imagines a personal experience that helps him understand and present the emotions of the lyrics. Connecting personal experiences, actual events, or situations you could imagine to the words in a song is one way to build an interpretation. The connection does not need to be completely parallel: as the director notes in the video, a single word in the text may open up a connection to the piece. In this performance, the singer is imagining the emotions that he would experience if his girlfriend asked him to make a difficult promise.

        This media asset was excerpted from Broadway or Bust.

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        Funder: Funding for Broadway or Bust was provided by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust and public television viewers.
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