|1. Description - |
|Develops technical skills required at the advanced level of musical theatre performance through the rehearsal and performance of a fully staged musical theatre production.|
|Prerequisite: THTR 47B or by audition and instructor assignment.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- Learn principal roles and appropriate singing technique for this repertoire.
- Develop and execute blocking and choreography appropriate to leading characters.
- Create and execute characterization for lead roles in a musical.
- Develop and execute rehearsal and performance practices at a professional level.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Rehearsal cloths, Basic stage make-up supplies, theatre, shop area, dressing rooms, box office; costume, property and scenery inventory. Auxiliary rehearsal hall approximately 30' x 60' with piano and accompanist. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Learn principal roles and appropriate singing technique for this repertoire:
- Maintain healthy vocal practice through rehearsals and performances.
- Ability to sing more complex solos, duets and large ensembles.
- Preparation and memorization of solo music from the musical score, including musical values (legato, crescendo, dynamics, etc.)
- Understand appropriate musical style, historical and period elements influencing the setting of this musical.
- Target steps for moving to professional or pre-professional performance experience.
- Develop and execute blocking and choreography appropriate to assigned characters:
- Ability to execute complex and extensive blocking directions for scenes as assigned character.
- Ability to apply complex blocking within the framework of performance of the musical.
- Ability to learn solo, as well as ensemble dance as an expression of character.
- Ability to apply learned choreography within the framework of performance as assigned character consistently throughout performance run.
- Create and execute characterization for a lead role in a musical:
- Develop lead character as assigned as well as separate characters as needed within the ensemble.
- Apply music and choreography to that character as an expression of character.
- Text analysis and communication for character as assigned, communicating the arc of the character within the musical script.
- Develop effective and complex relationships with other characters within the musical play.
- Expand performance discipline to include consistent performance of a lead role through rehearsal and performance.
- Develop and execute rehearsal and performance practices at a professional level:
- Ability to effectively work through notes from rehearsals prior to the following rehearsal, including effective and timely communication with the director, music director and all designers.
- Ability to execute character make-up, hair and costume as directed for all performances.
- Successful completion of appropriate audition including preparation of call-back materials: songs and scenes from the musical play.
- Ability to understand how the design elements of the show will impact the character development. Including understanding of set models, costume renderings and essential props.
- Execute the relationships and professional behavior of working with the Stage Manage and crew, in addition to director, Music, Director, Choreographer and Design Team.
- Execute to the demands of achieving and maintaining a consistent level of work from rehearsal through performance of assigned lead roles.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Instructor/director observation
- Continual during-production feedback
- Public performance
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Performance script varies with each production. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Theater Arts |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
- Cooperative learning exercises
- Oral presentations
- Community service
|10. Lab Content - |
- Preparation and performance of a full-scale musical production.
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Read scripts for production preparation.
- Read and assess background materials for production preparation and relevance.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Theatre Arts and is UC/CSU transferable. |