The musicians essential guide to musical theatre

“Invaluable book for any musicians in the theatre world – There is no other book out there like it”

About the book

The Show Musician is the essential guide for all musicians who aspire to work in musical theatre or have an interest in the subject. It gives great insight into the many diverse skills needed to succeed in this competitive industry, in addition to providing information that can help to sustain a long and successful career. Find out what goes on behind the scenes and how you go about preparing for and getting that first break as a show musician.

Topics covered include:

  • How to get work on shows
  • Preparing for that first break
  • Depping/subbing on shows
  • Working in a pit environment
  • Being self-employed
  • Touring with a show

    and much more…

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The Author

Ágúst Sveinsson has been a professional musician for over 20 years and has worked on numerous shows both in the West End of London and on national and international tours. Ágúst’s experience and versatility have kept him busy in the very competitive business of musical theatre, and his repertoire of shows is ever increasing.

Musicals that Ágúst has worked on include: ’Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Summer Holiday’, ‘Tell Me on a Sunday’, ‘Grease’, ‘Footloose’, ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘Rent’, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Sister Act’, ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘9 to 5 The Musical’, ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’, and more.

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