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High note in "Popoular" scene 
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Post Re: High note in "Popoular" scene
I agree completely and wholeheartedly with Jordan. I can't really add much else.

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Post Re: High note in "Popoular" scene
So what I'm getting here is musicals in recent years lack depth and this is reflected in the acting?

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Post Re: High note in "Popoular" scene
My idea about the reason for this disconnect is that, earlier, Broadway music was technically easier to sing for the most part. With the change between jazz and rock as the dominant popular music, the style of writing shifted, creating an operatic effect in reverse- composers were now writing music that was less about expression and "actability," that a competent but unexceptional singer could ace, and more about pyrotechnics and virtuosity, that a killer singer could blaze through, but leaving little leeway for experimentation and emotional beats.

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Post Re: High note in "Popoular" scene
So what you say is that songs nowadays are more demanding to sing (and dance, even?) thus you need to have more qualified singers and this leave little room for more qualified and specialised acting? Could be, I guess the belting in say Defying Gravity requires some skills singingwise. Johan.

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