THTRE 3650 Musical Theatre III
Majors, Minors & Degrees:
This advanced course focuses on development of musical theatre performance skills in the various styles of musical theatre literature. Topics to be investigated include building on fundamental acting techniques and their utilization in musical theatre styles, musical storytelling, vocal techniques for musical theatre, and truth in musical theatre acting as they relate to specific styles which may include Gilbert and Sullivan, Jazz Standards, Golden Age, Post-Golden Age, Pop/Rock, Sondheim, Musical Theatre comedy, Pop/Rock Opera, and Cabaret songs. Each student prepares and presents a series of performance projects, each of different style or genre. Two major focuses of this course will be on musical theatre literature as it pertains to the performer, and more quickly and deeply developing repertoire.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 1650 Musical Theatre I, THTRE-2660.
This course focuses on development of musical theatre performance skills in the areas of singing, acting, and truthfully bringing a character to life on stage through song. Topics to be investigated include foundational acting technique, techniques of musical storytelling, vocal techniques for musical theatre singing, acting a solo song, and truth in musical theatre acting/performance. Each student prepares and presents a series of performance solo projects, beginning to build a repertoire of musical theatre songs.
Prerequisite(s): THTRE 1060 Introduction to Musical Theatre.
(Normally offered every spring semester.)