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Musical Theatre Unit 01 Lesson 01:

Musical Theatre Unit 01 Lesson 01 History: An Introduction to Musical Theatre

Now Playing: NPH Opening Number at 2012 Tony awards:

Now Playing: NPH Opening Number at 2012 Tony awards

What is Musical Theatre?:

What is Musical Theatre? What do you think? Write a 1-2 sentence definition of what you think musical theatre is Group Discussions ( 2-3 per group ) take a couple minutes to compare what you think musical theatre is. Share with Class

What is Musical Theatre? Some definitions:

What is Musical Theatre? Some definitions “Musical Theatre is a theatre piece that contains music, spoken dialogue, and dance.” – powershow.com

What is Musical Theatre? Some definitions:

What is Musical Theatre? Some definitions Musical (noun): “a stage, television, or film production utilizing popular style songs to either tell a story or to showcase the talents of writers and/or performers, with dialogue optional” – (John Kendrick)

What is Musical Theatre? Some definitions:

What is Musical Theatre? Some definitions Musical comedy “A comic drama consisting of dialogue, songs, and dancing.” (OED) – 1st ref 1765

Elements to musical theatre:

Elements to musical theatre Tell a story (the good ones do this well) Music and lyrics The songs Book/ Libretto the connective story expressed in script or dialogue Choreography The dance Staging All stage movement Physical Production The sets, costumes, and technical aspects List from Musical Theatre: A History by John Kenrick

What do You Think?:

What do You Think? Along with the physical “key elements” there is more… Intelligence Emotional content and appeal The guts to do something in a fresh, new way And…

The Fourth Key Element:

The Fourth Key Element

The Audience:

The Audience “Great musicals enjoy the lasting acceptance of the ticket-buying public” – (John Kenrick ) Do you agree? Free-write for 5 min on whether you think it is more important for a musical to have popular success or critical success Discussion

Time to Review:

Time to Review Teams of 2-3 – only one cell phone per team Go to KAHOOT ! Kahoot.it

Musical Theatre Timeline:

Musical Theatre Timeline LETS CREATE!!!! Groups of 2-3 Gather Materials – posterboard and markers Plan your look – choose the color scheme, font, layout Discuss with partners about drawing or cutting out photos Today you will just draw the line and put your names on the back Store here for safe keeping – will get out each time we work on timeline

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