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Course Objective: Through the workshop process, students will explore the many facets of musical theatre through performance and research. Through performing, viewing, analyzing, and critiquing musical theatre productions, the student will have a greater understanding of what makes an effective musical theatre performance and develop acting, vocal, and movement skills to improve their own work in theatre.
Expectations of Students
Attend all class sessions and be punctual
Use the restroom and get water before class, restroom breaks will be limited to the second half of class.
Participate fully in all activities and discussions
Have a positive and open attitude
Collaborate with peers on projects, research and activities
Support your peers
Allow for personal growth (be willing to take risks to be creative, to be self-reflective on successes and challenges)
Demonstrate ability to use terminology, skills and concepts learned during class
Units of study will include, but not be limited to:
Auditioning for musical theatre
Voice and vocal health
History of the American musical
Musical Theatre Revue
Participation and Daily Work 70%
Projects and Performances 30%
1” Three-Ring Binder with paper/dividers
Binder will be used as an actor’s journal during the course of the class. This should be separate from notebooks used in other classes and will be kept in the choir room.
Pens, Pencils, Highlighters
Various props, costumes as needed
In addition, field trip opportunities may arise to see local performances at a discounted rate. If such an opportunity should arise, students will be given advance notice.
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