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    Katie LaMark Jumps Over The Moon In ‘Rent’

    Katie LaMark interview, Katie LaMark Rent

    Theatre Nerds contributor Ashli Meynert caught up with the amazing Katie LaMark, who plays resident bad girl Maureen Johnson in the 20th Anniversary Tour of “Rent.” Check out what she had to share about the role and her future in theatre: TN: What’s currently playing on your playlists, both Broadway and other genres? KL: Idina […]

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    10 Tips For A Perfect Quick Change

    Costume change, quick change theatre, theatre nerds

    Part of the magic of putting on a big Broadway-style musical are the performers coming offstage and onstage at lightning speed with a change in costume. However, accomplishing a costume quick change is no easy task. Here are some tips so you can pull off one just like the Broadway pros do: 1. Quick-Rig All […]

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    Tips And Tricks For Actors During Tax Season: Interview With ‘Entertaining Taxes’ Owner Ernie Charles

    Taxes actors

    Ernie Charles is an actor, writer, producer and business owner of Entertaining Taxes, where he is an enrolled agent who specializes in tax preparation specifically for performers. He has represented entertainment professionals in several IRS audits, appeals and collection cases and knows the tax world backward and forward. We sat down with him to ask […]

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    11 Vacation Destinations Inspired By Your Favorite Musicals

    Musicals, theatre nerds

    Now that the post-Christmas recovery period is completely over and everyone has waded a little further into 2017, it’s time to start planning this year’s vacation. There is no better motivator to get you through those long hours of class, rehearsal and work than the thought of an upcoming retreat from regular life. Whether it’s […]

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    Why ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Could Dominate This Year’s Tony Awards

    Dear Evan Hansen, Tony Awards, Theatre Nerds

    Heralded as this season’s “Hamilton,” the new Pasek and Paul musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is already selling out the Music Box Theatre after opening this past December. The remarkable show about a high school senior who becomes involved in the turmoil following a classmate’s suicide has captivated the hearts of almost everyone who has seen […]

  • Lost in the Darkness

    Audition songs from Jekyll and Hyde

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Henry Jekyll sings to his comatose father in an asylum. View Lyrics JEKYLL Lost in the darkness, Silence surrounds you. Once there was morning, Now endless night. If I could reach you, I’d guide you and teach you To walk from the darkness Back […]

  • I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics View Lyrics All you preachers Who delight in panning the dancing teachers, Let me tell you there are a lot of features Of the dance that carry you through The gates of Hea-ven. It’s madness To be always sitting around in sadness, When you […]

  • Loving You

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Beau and Mame choose to extend their honeymoon. View Lyrics Loving you is snow and jasmineAnd the the noise of New Year’s Eve. Loving you is now and yesterday; Is real and make believe. Loving you is rain and winter windAnd gazin’ at the […]

  • I Won’t Send Roses

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Although Mabel is developing feelings for Mack, Mack has no time for love. View Lyrics I won’t send roses Or hold the door I won’t remember Which dress you wore My heart is too much in control The lack of romance in my soul […]

  • What Chance Have I With Love?

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics View Lyrics Love is beautiful, love is swell Love is as sweet as a nut Love is grander than tongue can tell Love is remarkable but Look at what it did to Romeo It dealt poor Romey an awful blow If love could do […]

  • How I Am

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Professor Bhaer writes to Jo about his life in New York. View Lyrics PROFESSOR BHAER (reads from a letter, spoken): ‘And how are you, sir?’ (Sung) She asks how I am. And so: how am I? My days are the usual days. I wake […]

  • I’d Order Love

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics A waiter, who notices that Aaron and Casey are not having a good time, performs a rousing crowdpleaser to lighten the mood. View Lyrics WAITER I’ve made my career as a waiter And my job, well, it never gets old I’ve seen romances bloom […]

  • It’s Love

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Eileen assures Bob that he has feelings for Ruth. View Lyrics It’s love, it’s love, Well who would have thought it! If this is love, Then why have I fought it? What a way to feel, I could touch the sky; What a way […]

  • The Colors of My Life

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Barnum refuses Charity’s urging to work at a nearby factory. View Lyrics The colors of my life,Are bountiful and bold The purple glow of indigo,The gleam of green and gold The splendor of a sunrise,The dazzle of a flame The glory of a rainbow,I […]

  • Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics View Lyrics Who can I turn to When nobody needs me My heart wants to know And so I must go Where destiny leads me With no star to guide me And no one beside me I’ll go on my way And after the […]

  • I’ve Heard It All Before

    ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Charlie gives his children a dose of reality about war. View Lyrics No lyrics at this time, if you would like to submit please email trevor@theatrenerds.com Watch / Listen ♬ Browse All Songs

  • I’ll Never Say No

    ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Johnny falls in love with Molly, and promises to grant her every wish. View Lyrics I’ll never say no to you, Whatever you say or do, If you ask me to wait for a lifetime. You know I’ll gladly wait For a lifetime or two Just to look […]

  • Fight the Dragons

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics When Will is upset that his dad Edward has to travel for work, Edward tells him to be brave. View Lyrics I’ve never been a man who lived an office life I’ve never been a man behind a desk I’ve always been a man […]

  • It’s Not Where You Start

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics View Lyrics It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. It’s not how you go, it’s how you land. A hundred to one shot, you call him a klutz Can out-run the favorite, all he needs is the guts. Your final return will not […]

  • Other Pleasures

    Songs From Aspects of Love, Theatre Nerds

    ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics View Lyrics GEORGE Other pleasures… And I’ve known many… Afternoons In warm Venetian squares, Brief encounters, Long siestas… Pleasures old and new Can’t compare with you. You amaze me! Where did you come from? You do things Champagne could never do. Crystal winters, Crimson summers… Other pleasures — […]

  • She’s My Love

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics After a fight with Lili, Paul admits that he has feelings for her. View Lyrics She is soft, she is fair She’s my love She is song, she is prayer She’s my love Though I reach, though I try She is braver than I […]

  • Marriage Proposal

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Mendel makes a clumsy and offbeat marriage proposal to Trina. View Lyrics JASON (spoken)This is how you make a marriage proposal. MENDEL I love you dear. I think you’re swell. You’re never near me close enough to tell If I’m delightful or not. I […]

  • Where’s the Girl?

    The Scarlet Pimpernel audition songs

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Chauvelin tries to get Marguerite to remember their passion for each other and the Revolution. View Lyrics I remember days full of restlessness and fury I remember nights that were drunk on dreams I remember someone who hungered for the glory I remember her, […]

  • I Know About Love

    Context & Lyrics View Lyrics No lyrics at this time, if you would like to submit please email trevor@theatrenerds.com Watch / Listen ♬ Browse All Songs

  • I Can See It

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Matt has a vision for leaving his provincial town. View Lyrics Beyond that road lies a shining world.Beyond that road lies despair.Beyond that road lies a world that’s gleaming. People who are scheming. Beauty! Hunger! Glory! Sorrow! Never a pain or care. He’s liable […]

  • Lizzie’s Comin’ Home

    ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics H.C. Curry and his sons anticipate the return of his daughter Lizzie. View Lyrics HC All right! All right! I’m comin’! I’m comin’! Dang telephone’s getting’ To be a nuisance. Rings sometimes twice a day. Hello! Yeah, this is HC. Un-huh. What do you mean today? She’s here […]

  • There’s No Reason in the World

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Phil has feelings for Ruth, and wants to build a house to share with her. View Lyrics There’s no reason in the world Why you should even look at anyone like me; But I’m so glad you did, So very glad you did, Although […]

  • A Quiet Girl

    ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Bob is too blunt with Ruth, and is forced to exit. View Lyrics I love a quiet girl I love a gentle girl Warm as sunlight Soft, soft as snow Her smile, a tender smile Her voice, a velvet voice Sweet as music Soft, soft as snow When […]

  • Just In Time

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Ella and Jeff flirt and dance together at a party that Jeff is hosting. View Lyrics Just in time I found you just in time Before you came my time Was running low I was lost The losing dice were tossed My bridges all […]

  • Meditation II

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Charlie visits his wife’s grave to justify his actions during the search for Boy. View Lyrics No lyrics at this time, if you would like to submit please email trevor@theatrenerds.com Watch / Listen ♬ Browse All Songs

  • The Kite

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Charlie Brown arduously tries to get his kite to fly. View Lyrics Little more speed, little more rope, Little more wind, little more hope, Gotta get this stupid kite to fly. Gotta make sure it doesn’t snag Doesn’t droop, doesn’t drag Gotta watch out […]

  • I Miss the Music

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Aaron confesses that he still loves his ex-wife. View Lyrics CIOFFI (spoken) You see what I’m saying? The song itself is kind of lackluster. It lacks… CHRIS (spoken) Yes? CIOFFI (spoken) Luster. CHRIS (spoken) I agree. We need a completely new composition, one that’s catchier than pink […]

  • Gonna Be Another Hot Day

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics The residents of Three Point withstand a massive heat wave. View Lyrics FILE Overhead the sun is shining Not a cloud across the sky Not a sign on the horizon And it’s gonna be another hot day WOMAN Yes, it’s gonna be another hot […]

  • Come Back to Me

    Audition Songs Broadway

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Mark tries to reunite with Daisy through extrasensory powers. View Lyrics DR. MARK Hear my voice where you are Take a train, steal a car, Hop a freight, grab a star, come back to me. Catch a plane, catch a breeze, On your hands, […]

  • Colorado, My Home

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Johnny and Molly have reunited and resolve to live in the Rocky Mountains. View Lyrics No lyrics at this time, if you would like to submit please email trevor@theatrenerds.com Watch / Listen ♬ Browse All Songs

  • Real Life

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Michael tries to convince his composer friend Jon that starting a family with Jon’s wife, Susan, might not be a bad idea. View Lyrics MICHAEL Sunlight Through the window Across from your bed Beauty is still Can you see it? What more can you […]

  • I Don’t Remember You

    Context & Lyrics The photographer Jacques is having issues committing to his former lover Laurie. View Lyrics I don’t remember you I don’t remember you I don’t recall a single thing we used to say or do What dancing in the park What laughter in the dark What smould’ring fireplace that lit your face with […]

  • Coffee Shop Nights

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Lieutenant Frank Cioffi confides in Niki, an ingénue, about him being married to his job. View Lyrics CIOFFI (spoken)Detectives have no opening night, Miss Harris. We make our entrance after the curtain has fallen on someone else’s life. NIKI (spoken) It isn’t wrong to […]

  • Paris By Night

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Toddy, a nightclub performer, boasts about Parisian nightlife. View Lyrics Nowhere I know, no matter where I go Seduces men like Paris does, en masse. The streets of Pigalle, the bars of Les Halles, The brass’ries and cafes at Montparnasse. The cabarets and bistros […]

  • A Wonderful Day Like Today

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Sir and Cocky bask in the joys in living in the “driver’s seat” of life. View Lyrics The second I saw it, I knew. I said to myself: “Aha!” I could tell at a glance That it wasn’t by chance That we happened to […]

  • Pilate’s Dream

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Pontius Pilate retells a dream in which he will be entirely blamed for Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. View Lyrics PILATE I dreamed I met a Galilean; A most amazing man. He had that look you very rarely find: The haunting, hunted kind. I asked him […]

  • If I Sing

    Audition songs, closer than ever

    ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics A musician recalls loving music through his father’s piano abilities. View Lyrics My father’s pride Was in his hands. The piano was his soul. I watched and wondered As he played show tunes Miles off from rock and roll. What he loved he taught me. Now music’s what […]

  • A Fellow Needs A Girl

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music Context & Lyrics Dr. Taylor, a small town physician, hopes that his college-aged son Joe will eventually marry his girlfriend Jenny. View Lyrics A fellow needs a girl to sit by his side,At the end of a weary day. To sit by his side and listen to him talkAnd agree […]

  • Masculinity

    ♬ BUY Digital Sheet Music ♬ BUY Vocal Book Context & Lyrics Georges, who owns La Cage aux Folles, teaches the drag queen Albin to become less flamboyant. View Lyrics GEORGES I want you to pick up that piece of toast like a man! Think of this as Masculine toast and Masculine butter, Ready for spreading […]

  • Marry Well

    Context & Lyrics Major Bouvier tells his granddaughter Edie the best way to preserve their family’s legacy. View Lyrics MAJOR BOUVIER (spoken) Forgive me, ladies, but we live in perilous times. If you want to anchor your self in a uncertain world you have only one recourse: (sung) With your eye on the ball and […]