The Colorado Springs School - Paula M. Scarbrough Middle and Upper School Theater
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Introduction Introduction Task Process Evaluati on Conc lusion C redits Home Musical Theater has had a significant impact on American culture as well as the culture impacting musical theater. Students will analyze the effects of history on musical theater and how musical theater has had long term effects on history. This quest will search the history of musical theater as well as identify reasons that this amazing art form has continued to entertain people for centuries.
Course description: Students will learn the history of the musical theater in the United States as well as the development in Europe. Students will explore the musical theater in changing times and the influence that society and culture has on musical theater and vice versa. This class is also designed to give students a basic understanding of stage movement and dance as well as singing while you dance. We will also learn the basic great authors and composers of the early days of musical theater from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Cole Porter to Sondheim to Andrew Lloyd Webber and great dances by Astair and Fosse.
Come prepared to move and have fun while learning! It will be an asset to own dance shoes for this class.
~ understand and appreciate the evolution of the musical, including history and philosophy of the musical.
~ analysis of the musical will be achieved by critique of musicals, understanding format and story line of a musical, and dissecting character development.
~ students will end the class with a small performance of their choice including either dance and singing, singing and movement, acting and dancing or all musical theater disciplines.
Task Introduction Task Process Evaluati on Conc lusion C redits Home NOTE: External web link may open in your default web browser window.
Path 1. For everyone.
Research and knowledge. Read the following links. Make a list of the following:
Definition of musical theater
What is a book musical?
What is opera?
Chronologically list five things important to musical theater history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_theatre - this site includes history, definition, and important links. http://www.musicals101.com/ - is a search engine for links to musical theater, important people in musicals, how-to’s, and reviews about theater.
In this path, students may choose one decade of interest to focus their research. Be clear and concise about the time period, the social issues, and culture that may have influenced musical theater and how musical theater influenced the culture. Path 3 . In this path, students may choose one show to highlight and report. Be clear and concise about the time period, the social issues, and culture that may Have influenced musical theater and statement that the specific musical made in history.
Process Introduction Task Process Evaluati on Conc lusion C redits Home NOTE: External web link may open in your default web browser window. Your process should include three of the following PLUS a performance related to your content. Yep. That’s why you’re here! *Research a musical time period and include costuming and makeup techniques. *Include a famous actor, singer, or dancer of the show or time period. *Use historical references to validate your project. *Find interesting trivia about the time period or a specific production. *Use movie or music clips. Please. 1940’s Radio Revue Fall 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_theatre - this site includes history, definition, and important links.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/resources.html - this site provides important links about musical composers and the great Rodgers and Hammerstein as well as links to The New York Times and information about Tony Awards.
http://www.musicals101.com/ - is a search engine for links to musical theater, important people in musicals, how-tos, and reviews about theater.
http://www.rnh.com – website is a comprehensive website from the leader of the pack in musicals, Rogers and Hammerstein.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That's_Entertainment ! – probably the most important movie about musical theater movies of the Golden Age of entertainment, 1940-1970 narrated by the great stars, Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, Fred Astair, Frank Sinatra, and Jimmy Stuart, and Elizabeth Taylor.
http://www.ibdb.com/index.php Internet Broadway Database
Evaluation Introduction Task Process Evaluati on Conc lusion C redits Home Written work. Student turns in a polished look document that fits MLA style with proper citation. The paper has been well organized and thought out the report in orderly fashion. The paper will be double-spaced typed. The student uses appropriate language for the paper and correct grammar. The student will use at least three (3) references for a well-rounded paper. Use of comparison, contrast, and/or metaphors will add flavor to the report. Use of photos or documents and video or audio are of good quality and condition. Here’s how to score well. Performance. The student has clearly read/studied the material by demonstrating well thought out scene work through the following: properly slating, vocal projection, good pacing and diction, posture appropriate to the character, appropriate language, singing aloud to fit the character, dance/movement is appropriate to the style of scene or time period. The performance will be full of energy and well planned and rehearsed and memorized.
Conclusion Introduction Task Process Evaluati on Conc lusion C redits Home Musical Theater is an art form that has proved the test of time. When life gets tough, people have always gone to the theater, seen a show, witnessed a dance, or released stress laughing at comedy. Here is a great quote:
Credits Introduction Task Process Evaluati on Conc lusion C redits Home Images provided by: The Colorado Springs School Theater archives Google images Paula Scarbrough, private collection Written documents provided by: Syllabus of Paula Scarbrough, CSS Theater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_theatre http://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/resources.h tml http://www.musicals101.com/ http://www.rnh .com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That's_Entertai nment http://www.ibdb.com/i ndex.php