THEATRE-162 - Musical Theatre Techniques II - Matthew McCray
|Musical Theatre Techniques II
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 contemporary Musical Theatre repertoire. Students will analyze and perform two contrasting songs using the techniques and skills learned during the semester. Catalog Description: “Explores continued study of vocal skills, movement and acting techniques for musical theatre, including exercises, solo, duet, fully staged scenes, and preparation of audition portfolio.”
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, through music and lyric analysis.
- Study the development of a character through research and script analysis.
- Create and prepare material for both 32 and 16 bar audition situations.
- Discover the connection of music and physical movement to lyrical phrasing.
- Presentation of four or more fully-staged musical theatre audition cuts.
What to Expect in this Course
- You will prepare 4-6 musical theatre song cuts for the purpose of audition preparation.
- 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.
No required text. The textbook from prerequisite class TH161 will be used.
You may find these texts helpful:
- Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course by Joe Deer and Rocco Dal Vera
- The Musical Theatre Anthology (various, appropriate for your vocal range)
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Last updated: 08/18/2023 Sub#: 1287