Intro to Musical Theatre
This course is designed to introduce actors to the fundamental skills of a musical theatre performer. Performers will develop their knowledge of the American Musical lineage and social impact from Opera to present day trends while practicing and applying myriad components of musical theatre performance including vocabulary, audition techniques, vocal health, styles of dance and music, and sharpening their overall storytelling and performance skills. In addition, actors will be introduced to a foundation of music theory, sight singing, and ear training; a crucial part of being a professional musical theatre performer. Through this entire process of discovery, actor’s will develop their vocal and physical expression and critical eye as they analyze, rehearse, and perform roles from a variety of Broadway musicals and styles. For all summative assessments students will take on different roles as performers, directors, and choreographers for scenes presented in class as well as for the public. Please find the course syllabus below the class calendar.