This course focuses on development of musical theatre performance skills in the areas of singing, dancing, and acting. Topics to be investigated include techniques of musical storytelling, vocal techniques for musical theatre singing, sight-reading, fundamentals of musical theatre dance, acting a song, and truth in musical theatre acting. Each student prepares and presents a series of performance projects including a repertoire of musical theatre songs, group dance numbers, and acting presentations. This course is recommended for the student who has an interest in musical theatre plus the student who plans to be a music or theatre teacher in the secondary schools. This course may be repeated once for credit. It can count only once for the Theatre Arts minor.
(Normally offered on even fall semesters.)