Theatre Courses

                          Theatre Arts

In Theatre Arts students learn:

•Parts of the stage

•Pantomime- How to use their bodies and facial expression to tell a story

•Voice- How to speak clearly, loudly, and with expression

•Improvisation- How to think on their feet

•Basic performance techniques This course is designed for students with little or no theatre experience, and promotes enjoyment and appreciation for all aspects of theatre. Students will also build self confidence, public speaking skills and work with different groups of students.

                      Technical Theatre

In technical theatre students will learn:

■ what it takes to be a Director, Producer, Stage Manager

■Lighting designer

■Sound designer

■Costume designer

■Prop designer

■Set designer

■Make up designer and more!

The Technical theatre class is for students who love theatre but don't want to be out on the stage. For example if you like to get your hands dirty by building, painting, setting the stage, etc. Techies keep the show running with our hard work and dedication- most of which the audience never truly sees! If it sounds like fun to work lights, run sound, open curtains, build sets, paint scenery, or apply make-up, then a being a Techie is your role!

                     Advanced Theatre

In Advanced Theatre Arts students will learn:

· Acting Techniques

· Puppetry/ mask work

· Shakespeare- both language and history

· Technical Theatre

· How to create, produce, and perform their own show

· Basic performance techniques

It is required for students to have completed Beginning Theatre Arts in order to enroll in Advanced Theatre Arts. Advanced Theatre Arts is for the student who wants to expand on the basics learned in Beginning Theatre Arts and take their performance abilities to another level. Students will learn how to prepare different types of texts to go “from page to stage.”

                    Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre units:

  • Ensemble Building

  • History of Musical Theatre

  • Critiques

  • Performance/audience etiquette

  • Audition skills

  • Costumes

  • Set/ Prop Design

  • Make-up

  • Vocal/Staging and Music

  • Publicity/Marketing

  • Performance

  • Reflection

 Musical Theatre class is an exploration of Musical Theatre. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. Since this is a workshop course, students will prepare material for class presentation and critique. There will also be a focus on the audition process as well as musical theatre history and repertoire. Finally, the class will participate in a culminating showcase performance at the end of the semester, titled “Frost Follies”.