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Title: Intro to Musical Theatre History


1
Intro to Musical Theatre History
  • An overview of the genre

2
The purpose of this short unit
  • What is musical theatre?
  • What makes it different from other types of
    theatre?
  • What are some things I need to know to be able to
    talk about musical theater intelligently?
  • What do I need to know in order to do a brief
    musical performance of my own?

3
What, exactly, is musical theatre?
  • Musical theatre is a theatre piece that contains
    music, spoken dialogue, and dance.
  • Musicals use popular styles of music, as opposed
    to art music meant for the concert hall
  • The story of a musical is told through all
    aspects of the piece

4
What makes musical theatre different from other
forms of theatre?
  • Differences from opera
  • Focus on spoken dialogue
  • Dance is much more important
  • Generally amplifies the singer
  • Uses popular styles
  • Almost always in the same language as the
    audience
  • Differences from straight plays that have music
  • Music drives the plot and characters
  • Songs are usually outside the normal action

5
What do I need to know to talk about musicals
intelligently
  • Every musical has three components music,
    lyrics, and book
  • The book is the story of the show- generally
    refers to the spoken dialogue
  • The book and the lyrics combined are sometimes
    called the libretto
  • The lyrics and the music combined are called the
    score

6
What do I need to know to talk about musicals
intelligently?
  • Every musical production generally has five
    major positions
  • Director
  • Musical Director
  • Choreographer
  • Producer
  • Stage Manager

7
What do I need to know to talk about musicals
intelligently?
  • Other terms to know
  • Lead role
  • Featured role
  • Ensemble
  • Swing
  • Pit
  • Understudy
  • Standby

8
Basic Structure of most musicals
  • Overture- Orchestral introduction previewing from
    the show
  • Act I
  • Intermission (10-20 minutes)
  • Act II
  • Curtain Call
  • Exit music

9
Types of musicals
  • Book Musical
  • Traditional musical with a strong story that
    drives the music and characters
  • Revue
  • A collection of songs, generally with some common
    element. May or may not have a plot
  • Concept Musical
  • A musical where the message or metaphor is just
    as, if not more important, than the actual story
  • Jukebox musical
  • Musical using only songs from an artist or group
  • Rock (or Pop) Musical
  • Musical that uses rock music (or pop music) as
    the main style of music. If there is little
    spoken dialogue, it could be called a rock opera
    or pop opera

10
Triple Threat
  • A performer who is able to sing, dance and act at
    an equally high level.
  • Examples Amy Adams, Gene Kelly, Neil Patrick
    Harris
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