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Title: Musical Theatre: A New Form of Music Education Mr. Marc Monroe Nelson County High School

Musical Theatre A New Form of Music Education
Mr. Marc MonroeNelson County High School
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Bell Ringer
  • Thursday September 28
  • Imagine you have been asked to put together a 30
    minute musical revue for your school for National
    Music Week. The only requirement your principal
    has given you is that all the music must be by
    American composers. Compose a possible song-list
    for this event.

Thursday September 28
  • Bell Ringer
  • Announcements
  • Meet with Peer Tutors
  • Compare/Contrast Exercise

Read Chapter 12 and discuss some attributes of a
good director
Producing a Musical
  • Where do I start!?!
  • With collaboration
  • Drama Teachers Artistic Director
  • Choir Directors Musical Director/Vocal Coach
  • Band Directors Conductor/Orchestra
  • Art Teachers Set Design
  • Family Consumer Science Costumes
  • Vocational/Ag teachers Sets Props
  • Parents Costumes, Electrical
  • Community/Professional Theatres

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Artistic Staff
  • Executive Producer Cindy Ethington
  • Musical Director Marc Monroe
  • Choreographer Sherry Barnard, Amber Steff and
    Joshua Rogers
  • Production Stage Manager Darrell Parks and Laci
  • Hair/Make-Up Jenni Blair
  • Accompanist Susan Tyler
  • Costume Design Bettina Todd
  • Technical Director Dave Coffing
  • Sound Design Alex Poe
  • Lighting Design John Cecil
  • Publicity Joan Altman
  • Set Construction Jeanie Kays

Student Staff
  • Student Director Cheyenne Holbert
  • Student Stage Manager Adam Riley
  • Dance Captain Katie Hazelwood
  • Props Master Olivia Hart
  • Hair Make-Up Hannah Dones
  • Costumes Terra Bockting
  • Sound Operator John Cecil
  • Light Board Operator Maddie Hahn
  • House Manager Ryan Mattingly
  • Box Office Manager Adam Riley

How do I pick a show?
  • Think about casting
  • Sign-ups or meeting for interested students
  • Interest Cards
  • Parent meeting
  • First-time Workshop or Auditions
  • Males vs. Females
  • Strong choir?
  • Strong orchestra or band?
  • Strong dance program?

Limited Dance
  • The Fantasticks MTI
  • Godspell - MTI
  • Five Guys Named Moe MTI
  • Big River RH
  • Kiss Me Kate Tams-Witmark
  • High Society Tams-Witmark
  • Man of La Mancha Tams-Witmark
  • Paint Your Wagon Tams-Witmark
  • The Wizard of Oz Tams Witmark

Limited Chorus
  • Youre a Good Man, Charlie Brown Tams-Witmark
  • Snoopy! Tams- Witmark
  • The Fantasticks MTI
  • Godspell - MTI
  • Into the Woods MTI
  • Dear Edwina MTI
  • Little Shop of Horrors MTI
  • Schoolhouse Rock! - MTI

Limited Boys
  • Nunsense Samuel French
  • The Boyfriend MTI
  • Little Women - MTI
  • Annie Get Your Gun RH
  • The King and I RH
  • The Sound of Music RH

Limited Orchestra
  • Music Theatre International

Rodgers and Hammerstein
Orchestra Track

Middle School Productions
  • MTI Broadway Jr.
  • Kids Version
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Getting to Know You Series

Drama Interest Card
  • Myth Only Weird kids are in Drama!
  • Football Players Tech Crew
  • Basketball Players
  • Baseball Players
  • Softball Players
  • Volleyball Players
  • Soccer Players
  • Swim Team
  • Wrestling Team
  • Arts Humanities Classes
  • Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Theatre Games

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Where do I find the rights to a show?
  • Musical Theater International
  • Tams-Witmark
  • Rodgers Hammerstein
  • Theatrical Rights Worldwide
  • Dramatic Publishing
  • Samuel French

  • Audition Workshops 2 the week before auditions
  • Audition Packet
  • Teach Music
  • Teach Dance
  • Teach dialogue/dialect
  • Auditions
  • Sign-ups in pairs
  • Group movement audition
  • Casting
  • Key to EVERY show

First Meeting
  • Read-thru Artistic Director
  • Assign small parts
  • Discuss vision for the show
  • Set, costumes, etc.
  • Sing-thru Musical Director
  • Discuss vocal technique
  • Assign chorus parts
  • Assign small solos

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Rehearsal Schedule
  • February
  • 2nd Music Rehearsal (Entire Show) Full Cast
  • 4th Senior Retreat with Artistic Staff at Mr.
    Monroes - 600 p.m.
  • 6th Solo Rehearsal Higgins Why Cant the
    English, Eliza Rain in Spain, Show Me,
  • Rain in Spain, Alfie With a Little Bit of
    Luck, Freddy- On the Street Where You Live,
  • Show Me
  • 7th Music Rehearsal Eliza with Cockney
    Quartet Wouldnt it Be Loverly and Alfie with
  • Quartet for With a Little Bit of Luck
    Higgins Why Cant the English
  • 9th Act I Scene I Why Cant the English,
    Wouldnt it be Loverly Full Cast
  • 13th Act I Scenes 2, 4, and 6 Bartender,
    Alfie Doolittle, Quartet, Eliza, Mrs. Hopkins,
  • Mrs. Higgins, Pickering.
  • 16th With a Little Bit of Luck Full Cast
  • 21st Act I Scenes 3, and 5 Pickering,
    Higgins, Eliza, Mrs. Pearce, Butler, Alfie,
    Music Servant Chorus
  • 23rd Review and Ascot Gavotte Full Cast
  • 25th Work Day 10 am 4 pm
  • 28th Act I Review Scene 5, Act I Scenes 8 and
    9 Freddy, Policeman, Flower Girl, Mrs. Pearce,
  • Pickering, Higgins, Eliza

  • Newspaper, Television, Radio
  • Promo T-Shirts
  • Faculty Buy-one-get-one-free
  • Promo Performances
  • Nursing Homes
  • School Events
  • Community Events
  • Relay for Life
  • Optimist Club
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Festivals

Student Ownership
  • Tech kids
  • Students who dont want to perform
  • Tech positions assigned
  • Costume Work Days
  • Fashion Design Class
  • Work Days
  • Work on set, props, costumes, lights, sound
  • School holidays, Saturdays, extended breaks

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Tech Week
  • Last week of rehearsals
  • Run through the show every night
  • 400-700 PM
  • Costume fittings and quick-changes one rehearsal
  • Add lights sound first night
  • Add orchestra second night

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Musical Theatre Class
  • Definition of Musical Theatre
  • Collaboration of ALL the art forms
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Visual Art
  • Musical Theatre Class
  • Musical Theatre Class
  • Core-Content
  • - Music Drama
  • - Supplement with Dance

Steps to Creating Musical Theatre Class
  • Proposal to Curriculum Committee SBDM
  • This course is designed to enhance the
    knowledge of the American Musical Theatre.
    Aspects of Musical Theatre that will be discussed
    include a basic History, the evolution of the
    Musical Theatre ranging from Al Jolson in the
    early 20th century and continuing through the
    Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Lowe Eras
    and concluding with contemporary composers and
    writers such as Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd
  • Some practical areas that will be discussed are
    things like personnel of a Musical Theatre
    Company. This includes possible career
    opportunities on and off the musical theatre
    stage. Each student will obtain a basic
    understanding of every available career in a
    Production Company, from Stage Manager, Musical
    Director, Technical Director, Public Relations
    and many more.
  • Items from the Core Content that will be
    discussed are the Elements of Drama, discussing
    the aspects of a story or script the Elements of
    Production, discussing the technical aspects of a
    production and the Elements of Performance.

Requirements for Musical Theatre Class
  • Show Project
  • Listening Quizzes
  • 2 Voice/Acting Lessons
  • Performances
  • An Evening with Rodgers Hammerstein
  • With Choir classes
  • Musical Theatre Showcase

Show Project
  • Broadway Show Project Notebook
  • Table of Contents
  • Section 1 Producing the Musical
  • Cover Page with Logo
  • Production Company
  • Synopsis
  • Biographical Page Writer and Composer
  • List of Scenes
  • List of Musical Numbers
  • Character List with descriptions
  • Instrumentation
  • Auditions Poster
  • Fundraisers Two with descriptions
  • Section 2 Directing the Show
  • Rehearsal Schedule Based on 3 months
  • Blocking chart for 1 scene
  • Curtain Calls
  • Production Staff List
  • Section 3 Musical Direction and Choreography
  • Song List by Characters
  • Reference Recording
  • Choreography Chart - One Selection
  • Section 4 Technical Aspects
  • Microphone Chart
  • Lighting Scheme One Scene
  • Set and Scenery Sketch
  • Costume Chart One Costume for each principal
  • Props List
  • Section 5 Show Time!
  • Publicity Ideas minimum of 2
  • Ticket Design
  • T-Shirt Design
  • Due December 2, 2005

Listening List
  • Stage Directions Guide to Musical Theater
  • Stephen Peihman Neil Offen
  • List Price 15.95Your Price 12.76

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Student of the Week
Benefits of Musical Theatre Class
  • Enhances the knowledge of Musical Theatre
  • Rehearsals
  • Stage Management
  • Production Plans
  • Good for kids involved in after-school activities
  • Good for the bookworm reading scripts
  • Tech Students
  • Lights
  • Sound
  • Make-up
  • Costumes
  • Video
  • Respect for both genres Drama Musical Theatre

Class Offerings
  • Drama I
  • Basic acting skills and theatre terminology.
  • Performance opportunities through showcases.
  • Drama II
  • Building acting skills through performance.
  • Performance opportunities in Childrens
  • Advanced Drama
  • Advanced skills in acting and technical work.
  • Performance opportunities through Shakespeare
    Comedic plays.
  • Theatrical Management
  • Opportunities to help in artistic directing,
    technical theatre and production.
  • Musical Theatre I
  • Basic skills in acting, singing, dancing.
  • Basic operation in producing a musical.
  • Performance opportunities through showcases.
  • Musical Theatre II
  • Building skills in acting, singing and
    dancing through performance.
  • Advanced skills in directing a musical.
  • Performance opportunities through showcases.

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Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Senior Play
  • A non-musical production for the senior
  • Opportunities for others in technical
  • Performances - September
  • Holiday Revue
  • Open Auditions for all students and faculty.
  • Performances December
  • Faculty Showcase
  • Non-musical production for NCHS Faculty.
  • Opportunities for students in technical
  • Performances - February
  • Spring Musical
  • Open auditions for all students.
  • Performances - May

Contact Information
  • Marc Monroe