Musical Theatre Program
Students in the Musical Theater class are enrolled in Musical Theater 1, 2, 3, and 4 according to their academic year and/or previous high school Theater Arts classes which they have passed. This course will enable students to develop their skills in acting, singing, and dancing. Projects will provide different levels of challenges for students according to the level that they are enrolled in.
The Musical Theater class is a comprehensive class where students will learn the many skills required to become successful Musical Theater practitioners. In Musical Theater 1 and 2, students will acquire and hone skills in acting, singing, dancing, voice, movement, improvisation, and theater crafts and production techniques. In Musical Theater 3 and 4, students continue to hone and develop the skills they acquired in Musical Theater 1 and 2, as well as directing, writing and theater design. Musical Theater 4 students will also choose areas of advanced specialization.
In addition to the practical work, students will study the history of Musical Theater. They will also learn the dramatic theories of important theater innovators. Critical discussions in both verbal and written form are an important component of the course. Students will study important plays and time periods, which have helped to shape our musical theater tradition.