Musical Theatre Performance II (2) Studio training in the unique performance skills, repertoire and business of professional music theatre.
THEA 224 Musical Theatre Performance II (2)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
This course will cover three primary areas of study: musical theatre scene work, the study of the major repertoire in musical theatre from 1965-1990 (excluding Sondheim and Webber), and performance power training.
Scenes that contain songs require special techniques of the actor-singer. Using the preparation and presentation of four such scenes, the musical theatre student will begin to develop successful performance strategies for musical theatre scene work.
Through the use of in-class reports the musical theatre student will continue to gain understanding and appreciate the rich musical theatre literature of the late 1960s and the 1990s. Primarily, the course will cover the works and lives of Bock and Harnick, Jerry Herman, Kander and Ebb, Jule Styne, Jones and Schmidt, and Maltby and Shire.
Through exercises, studies, and improvisation designed to sharpen the student's use of energy, focus, structuring skills, imagining, stylizing, and coordinating, the musical theatre student will obtain a significant increase in his/her performance power.
The musical theatre student will prepare three duet scenes with song and an ensemble scene with song during the semester. Students will have two opportunities to present each duet scene.
THEA 224 is a continuation of Musical Theatre Performance I. These studios represent the core of the musical theatre training program.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.