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THE 119 – Performing Musical Theatre

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Provides students with a sound foundation in the craft of musical theatre performance. Instruction guides students to connect vocally, emotionally, and physically to musical materials that reflect various historical periods and styles of musical theatre. Prerequisite: THE 010.

Section Description: This course provides students with basic training in acting for the musical theatre. Course work will guide students to connect vocally, emotionally, and physically to their material which will reflect various periods and styles of musical theatre. The class seeks to answer vital questions for the musical theatre actor: How does one learn to get the song into their entire body and communicate the lyrics whether in a classroom or on a stage? Who does one sing to when auditioning for a musical? What does one do with their hands? Just like working on a monologue in an acting class, a song requires a commitment to the lyrics and connecting emotions to those lyrics. The textbook, Acting in Musical Theatre, is required reading for this course. Weekly written assignments will reflect on character development, goals, objectives, and actions to support the performance. Students should be prepared to sing a musical theatre song of their choice on the first day of class, so be sure to bring sheet music. Also, students taking this class must have a recording device to record songs to use for practice during the week. THE 10 is a prerequisite for the course, however a student with a strong musical theatre background can contact the instructor for permission to take the course.

CRN: 93565

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 10/14

Days Time Location
F 13:00 - 16:00 ROYALL TYLER THR 210

Instructor(s): Craig E. Wells

Meeting Dates: 31 Aug 2015 - 09 Dec 2015