Musical Theatre 1

  • Course Description

    Musical Theatre class is an exploration of American Musical Theatre. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. Students will prepare material for class presentation and critique. There will also be a focus on the audition process as well as musical theatre history and repertoire. The class will participate in the Texas Thespians State Contest in November as well as a culminating showcase performance at the end of the year.

    • to strengthen vocal ability, music reading skills, dance techniques, and acting
    • to enlarge the performer’s musical theatre repertory
    • to reinforce the connection between text/musical analysis and performance
    • to develop techniques for auditioning and performing
    • to provide the performer with techniques to aid in their own learning
    • to assess strengths and weaknesses in performance and propose solutions for improvement
    • to further the performer’s understanding of musical theatre history and tradition to provide a foundation for further study and development