Musical Theater

Students explore the various backstage elements of musical theater production in this 2-term, 1-credit course. They experience the interdependence of acting, singing, dancing, costuming, lighting, and set design. While the final public performance is a tangible result of the course work, the class emphasizes the process leading up to the performance. The ideals of ensemble and group support and development are modeled in all that is studied, from the audition process through the final curtain call. Auditions for actors and orchestra members are held in the Fall. The course meets daily from 3:30 to 5:30, so participants cannot take a sport concurrently and will not be required to take PE in the terms of their performance class. Members of the Theater Arts: Design & Production classes may request enrollment in this class if they wish to participate in a leadership role as a member of the tech team. Students from the Acting & Directing program, the Design & Production program, or Music program may also seek permission to serve as members of the production team with the director or music director, such as stage manager, student director, music assistant, props coordinator, or rehearsal secretary to name a few.

In 2024-25, the Musical Theater class will be held in the winter (T3 & T4). These classes are not held during the traditional academic day and the course fulfills a Team Activity expectation.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 1.0-1.0