STAGE STRUCK MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS
Program Goal: Musical Theatre fulfills both the drama and music components of the curriculum. This program encourages students to become active participants in exploring ideas through music, movement and drama, and responding to music. This program culminates in students incorporating these skills into a final performance. Students will develop musical literacy through singing, playing, dancing, performing and actively listening.
How Electric Moon achieves this: Students learn to tap into their creativity while learning enhanced musical theatre technique and songs and dances to various Broadway shows. Professional theatre facilitators support students in exploring different aspects of acting, ensemble work and movement through the fundamentals of improvisation and related theatre games and activities. In one-time workshops, students will learn a musical theatre song and dance. In an ongoing workshop series, students can work towards a final performance learning an in depth a full, show-worthy musical number. Opportunities are available for students to write small scenes or monologues linked to songs to create a mini-musical.
Fundamental Concepts: Role/Character, relationship, time and place, dynamics, pitch and form.
Program Goal: Improvisation provides opportunities for students to practice communicating through movement, speaking and critical thinking. Role-playing, listening and teamwork play a key role in improvisation thus complimenting this integral part of the drama curriculum.
How Electric Moon achieves this: Inspired by the improvisation games of such hit shows such as Who’s Line is It Anyways and the sketch-writing exercises that are used to create the amazing characters and scenes of Saturday Night Live, this workshop is ideal to get students out of their shell, learning how to speak in front of an audience, interact and work together as a team. Students will explore the fundamentals of improvisation, participating in specialized activities that develop strong ensemble and character work. Stage presence, self-confidence, communication skills, respect for others, creative brainstorming, and patience, are just some of the strengths your students will develop, under the guidance of a professional teaching artist.
Fundamental concepts: Role/Character, relationship, time and place, tension, scene structure and character development
Program Goals: Drama provides many opportunities for students to practice communicating with different audiences through movement, voice and role play. As students “live through” experiences of others in imagined situations, they learn to understand a variety of points of view and motives and to learn the valuable skill of empathizing with others.
How Electric Moon achieves this: In this program we begin by using the above foundations and skills of our improvisation program, and then apply these techniques to further develop character, scene building, play structure and genre. Students will work on scenes and/or monologues from already existing age-appropriate plays. In small groups, their teaching artist will serve as their director, guiding them towards making strong choices, building their character, listening, communication and speaking voice, empathy and teamwork.
Fundamental concepts: Role/Character, relationship, time and place, tension, focus and emphasis.
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