MUS-2350/4010 Music Theater Production

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to give students a complete experience preparing for a performance of either a full book musical or a musical theater revue. Meetings will be scheduled from two to four times per week; students will be guided through the process of exploring and creating a character through the medium of singing. Emphasis will be placed on the differences between the rigors of moving from speech to song and vice versa that are presented by the musical theater medium. Students will also learn how to work in cooperation with on -stage colleagues, musicians and crew. In addition, they will learn how to care for their general and vocal health during the critical pre- and mid-production periods. In addition, the cast will study the particular attributes of each show or shows being performed, vis-a-vis political and social/historical context as well as any significant literary connections or foundations.