MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM
As of January 2023, we are excited to offer introductory classes in the fundamentals of Musical Theatre: “Musical Theatre Techniques.”
Musical Theatre Techniques is a great choice for anyone who is new to musical theatre and would like the opportunity to experience what it’s all about! More broadly, this class is designed for students who love to sing, dance, and act.
The class, which is available for Students ages 7 to 11, and 12 to 15, meets for 60 minutes each week. The first half of each class focuses on strengthening all three disciplines: dancing, acting, and singing. In the second half of class, students learn a musical number from a Broadway show. We spend around 4-6 weeks on each song and then we rotate to a new song from a different show. This is a non-performance class and is meant to be used to gain and refine skills to eventually use in a performance setting.
Musical Theatre Techniques is offered for two different age groups/levels:
Musical Theatre 101 is designed for ages 7-11
Musical Theatre 201 is designed for ages 12-15
The main difference between the two age groups is the material we work on and the length of time spent on the material. To appeal to younger ages, Musical Theatre 101 includes more theater games and interactive activities. By comparison with Musical Theatre 201, the songs and choreography are easier to learn.
Musical Theatre 201 deals with more mature and more challenging material. Here we look into character study through voice and movement. The music and choreography are more complex than in 101, and we go into greater depths with these elements. Skills learned in 201 are more advanced. Most of the 201 have been in shows or participated in musical theatre in some form.