THEATRE-161 - Musical Theatre Techniques I - Matthew McCray
|Course:||Musical Theatre Techniques I|
Hey there! Welcome to Musical Theatre Techniques! I have been teaching at College of the Canyons since 2015, and I love teaching this class!! We’re going to have a great time learning about musical theatre and performing repertoire.
This course will demonstrate the integration of process and technique in rehearsal and performance of standard and contemporary Musical Theatre repertoire. Students will analyze and perform at least two contrasting songs using the techniques and skills learned during the semester. Catalog Description: “Develops vocal skills, choreographic movement and acting techniques for musical theatre, including exercises, solo and fully-staged scenes.”
It is recommended (not required) that you have taken THEATR-140 & MUSIC-140. This course is an acting course through song. It includes a small amount of vocal instruction, but it is primarily an acting course.
- Study the process of learning a song vocally.
- Study the process of learning a song through music and lyric analysis.
- Study the development of a character through research and script analysis.
- Develop a character’s physical score of action through movement and choreography.
- Discover the connection of music and physical movement to lyrical phrasing.
- Presentation of two or more fully-staged musical theatre songs.
What to Expect in this Course
- You will prepare 2-3 musical theatre songs through coaching and exercises.
- You will observe and respond to the work of classmates, providing constructive feedback.
- You will learn musical theatre history and acting techniques.
Types of Assessments
Students are graded on written assignments, the implementation of classwork into performances and quizzes.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course by Joe Deer and Rocco Dal Vera
Please note: this textbook can be shared among classmates, if desired.
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Last updated: 08/19/2022 Sub#: 1286