I SAW HAMILTON!! And I need to fan girl gush about it! (no spoilers).
There were great songs! Great lyrics! Great choreography! Great storytelling! Great performers! The show includes rap lyrics, so the performers handled tricky language, rhymes and rhythms. And the singing! OMG, did I mention the singing?!
As a voice actor, I know the stamina it takes to speak for hours at a time, and these performers were singing and belting and crooning, in addition to handling heightened language, over an almost three hour show, night after night! These incredibly dynamic performers are the heralds of this musical art form and when I revisit the visceral memories of this show, I recall sitting entranced as the performers worked their jaws and articulators to bring out the consonants and vowels of this glorious language. Through the sheer prowess of their vocal skills, they became the conduits of this emotional and life-changing story.
Be understood no matter the circumstance using clear diction
Inspired by the three-week intensive some of our students recently completed, Danny spoke with Voice One Vocal Health instructor Julia Norton who has over 25 years of experience teaching people how to have a free and healthy voice.
An Interview with Top Dialect Coach Doug Honorof
Voice One offers a beginning improv class that takes you through the the basic rules of improv (believe it or not, there are rules!) through games and scenes. Laura Derry creates a fun and safe space for you to succeed and fail and you'll laugh and learn a lot!
We are premiering a new class called Storytelling in VO. The class takes place over two Thursdays: January 31st and February 7th from 6:30pm-9:30pm taught by Sally. The class will cover the short story format, with scripts from commercials, corporate narration, literature, and children’s books.