Creating a Musical Role
This double-session course takes students through the entire process of rehearsing and performing a major musical. The course replicates a typical professional production experience, from learning the notes through taking the bow. Issues explored include vocal production, how to act a song, how to sing a scene, defining the arc of a character, and all other aspects of singing and acting a musical role. No experience is necessary, but major roles will be assigned by audition. Chorus roles will not require auditions, but prospective students will have to demonstrate that they can carry a tune. This year the course culminates in six public performances of the Broadway hit Side Show, a moving story about famed entertainers (and Siamese Twins) Daisy and Violet Hinton, with a great score by the composer of Dreamgirls. Many roles for actors and singers of all types, at all levels of experience.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join this production. While prior musical theatre experience is not required, performers should be able to carry a tune and may be asked to match pitches to identify vocal range.