Performing Musical Theater

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J. Morris

Course Long Title

Performing Musical Theater

Cross Listed Courses


This course is a combination of theory and practice, which examines the history of musical theater, from the Golden Age of musicals to today, and emphasizes this American contribution to the social, literary and performing arts, while also introducing students to the process of embodying character while singing. The goal of this course is to help students better appreciate, analyze, and evaluate musical theatre and its performance practices through the use of required reading, videos of live performances as well as discussions of compositional and vocal techniques used for each work studied. The performance aspect of this course will be highlighted with a participation in a live or online final presentation at the end of the semester. No previous stage or singing experience necessary.

Modes of Inquiry

Creative Process and Production [CP], Analysis and Critique [AC]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years