Grade Level: 10-12 | 0.5 Credit
The focus of this course is on developing the student’s music, dance, and acting technique with an emphasis on improving individual student needs. The course will follow a general instruction, lecture, and master class/workshop format where students will participate in staging, choreographing, rehearsing, and performing musical works for the stage. Students will learn, through authentic experience, vocal method, choreography, diction, blocking , and the art of the audition. Basic musical theatre dance styles and combinations will be introduced and practiced. Students will synthesize learned skills through solo duet, and ensemble musical theatre performances that will take place during class. Course content will also include the development of Musical Theatre; its history, playwrights, styles, genres, eras, and notable composers, including Porter Kern, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Lerner & Loewe, Sondheim, Webber, Rice, and Hart. This course will culminate in an end-of-semester public showcase.
Credit Status: Elective | Prerequisites: