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  Welcome to MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS is a Theatre Academy and Performance Company for students in grades K-12.
MTW's theatre programs and classes are open to all levels of students.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS is a nonprofit public benefit organization devoted to enriching the experiences of young people through the infinite wonders of the Performing Arts.
www.musicaltheatreworks.org   (157 words)

  
  Musical theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Musicals today are typically presented in two acts, with one intermission fifteen to twenty minutes in length, and the first act is almost always somewhat longer than the second act.
Hundreds of musical comedies were staged on Broadway in the 1890s and early 1900s comprising music written in New York's Tin Pan Alley involving composers such as Gus Edwards, John J McNally, John Walter Bratton and George M. Cohan.
The musicals of the Roaring Twenties, borrowing from vaudeville, music hall and other such entertainments, tended to ignore plot in favor of emphasizing star actors and actresses, big dance routines, and popular songs (throughout the first half of the twentieth century, popular music was dominated by theater writers).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_theatre   (4638 words)

  
 American Musical Theatre Index
Babes in Toyland - A synopsis of the stage musical by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough.
Candide - A synopsis of the musical by Lillian Hellman, Richar Wilbur, and Leonard Bernstein, revised by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim.
Musical Comedy is Born - Examines the early development of American musical comedy, specifically the contributions of George M. Cohan.
www.theatrehistory.com /american/musicals.html   (623 words)

  
 Musical Theatre
The B.F.A. degree in Theatre Arts with a Musical Theatre concentration is designed to train performers for competitive entry into the field of commercial, Broadway-style musical theatre.
The Music Theatre BFA degree requires students to have skills in singing, dancing, and acting.
Faculty from the Music, and Theatre and Dance schools of the university come together at this audition to evaluate prospective students in these three areas.
www.theatre-dance.ecu.edu /degree_programs-classes/musical_theatre/musical_theatre.html   (1171 words)

  
 Musical Theatre Program at KD Studio, Acting School
This course is designed as a culmination of the students’ musical theatre acting training and as preparation for entry into the professional community.
This course is a presentation of literature from the musical theatre including operetta, revues, and musical comedy with emphasis on vocal and movement skills.
The history and styles of musical theatre are explored through assignments that include Gilbert and Sullivan, operettas, vaudeville, the roaring twenties, the jazzy thirties, and the golden age of integrated book musicals.
www.kdstudio.com /musical_theatre.html   (1048 words)

  
 American Musical Theatre: An Introduction
But while the musical play was thus being solidly established as a basic form of the American musical theatre, the musical comedy had not fallen by the wayside.
- A synopsis of the musical by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson.
- A synopsis of the musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
www.theatrehistory.com /american/musical030.html   (2117 words)

  
 CoSA Musical Theatre Curriculum
Theatre History II focuses on on the development of theatre throughout the western world beginning with the English Restoration in the 17th century and culminating with the American theatre in the 1930's.
Musical Theatre II is an extension of Musical Theatre I. The focus continues to be on the history, styles, works, and artists of the musical theatre genre.
Musical Theatre III is an extension of Musical Theatre II.
www.cosa.coronado.k12.ca.us /mtheatrecurr.html   (1034 words)

  
 Musical Theatre at James Madison University
The curriculum consists of and is supported by courses in basic and advanced acting, musical theatre dance styles, fundamental music skills, and group voice.
Prospective musical theatre students should be prepared to sing 2 minutes of a show song and present a 2 minute monologue of a contemporary character that is appropriate to their age.
Prospective musical theatre students will also be asked to learn a series of dance moves with an instructor to demonstrate a basic proficiency in dance.
www.jmu.edu /theatre/mabout.htm   (734 words)

  
 Musical Theatre Resources - Theatre Resources from Artslynx
These Musical Theatre Resources link to a massive collection of musical theatre materials.
Most convicted felons are just people who were not taken to museums or Broadway musicals as children.
Definitive Musical Theatre Website - I wouldn't say "definitive" but site strengths are lists of currently playing Broadway and West End shows and a chat forum.
www.artslynx.org /theatre/musicals.htm   (361 words)

  
 Musical Theatre
It can be argued that musical theatre is, in fact, the dominant mode of dramatic art.
As a specific genre of its own, however, musical theatre has emerged and developed in the past 150 years until today it is a dramatic form of great variety, artistic significance, and commercial appeal.
The musical comedy form was highly entertaining, but the Golden Age's second phase, musical drama, would shift its features into the form with which many people are familiar today.
highered.mcgraw-hill.com /sites/0767430069/student_view0/part3/chapter10   (830 words)

  
 B.M. in Musical Theatre
he Musical Theatre Program at the University of Miami's Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, one of the first in the United States, continues to serve as a model for others around the country.
Professional training in musical theatre is structured in a conservatory format that assures students of intensive classes in acting, singing, voice/diction, movement, and dance.
This unique archive is one of the largest collections of musical theatre materials ever assembled.
www.music.miami.edu /programs/MVP/MTR.html   (309 words)

  
 Theatre Lab Musical Theatre Classes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Most musical theatre auditions ask for just 16 bars of a song, which is a hellishly short time in which to show your stuff.
Emphasis will be on music and text interpretation, singing and performance techniques, relaxing and opening the voice, selection of material, and group feedback exercises.
The ability to sing Sondheim's fiendishly difficult music (and the music of many other composers who follow in his footsteps) is prerequisite for success in today's musical theatre.
www.theatrelab.org /musicaltheatre.html   (694 words)

  
 Goodspeed Musicals 2006 - Scherer Library of Musical Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre at Goodspeed is one of the most extensive musical theatre research facilities in the United States.
The materials in the Library of Musical Theatre are available to the public for reference and research by appointment only, which may be made Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, or by special arrangement.
An advisory board of distinguished musical theatre historians and collectors guides and directs the growth of the library as an important musical theatre archive.
www.goodspeed.org /library   (647 words)

  
 Musical Theatre West Long Beach California, Staff Biographies
Through his guidance and leadership Musical Theatre West has grown from an amateur community organization to a nationally respected regional theater group, entertaining over 60,000 patrons annually and garnering critical acclaim and numerous awards.
Paul is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, serving on several committees.
He holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he received a Corwin Grant and numerous scholarships for his work and served as the director of the Men's Choruses.
www.musical.org /d4staff.html   (320 words)

  
 Royal Academy of Music: Musical Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Please contact the Musical Theatre department (tel: 020 7873 7483; email: mth@ram.ac.uk) for a copy of the form, or you can download it as a PDF here.
Classes in musical awareness are also offered, affording the chance for students to investigate their instinctive reaction to style, idiom and genre, together with study of musical and textual structure.
It is possible to enter this course of study without a University or Conservatory degree in music: those wishing to do so must have the approval of the relevant Head of Study and Course Tutor as to their level of musical literacy.
www.ram.ac.uk /departments/mth-intro.htm   (1757 words)

  
 UM School of Music - Department of Musical Theatre - Degree Programs
A minimum of twelve hours in Dance, including two terms of ballet, two terms of musical theatre styles and a proficiency in tap equivalent to two terms.
Music coursework to include a minimum of sixteen hours of private voice instruction; one year of piano or its equivalent by proficiency examination; a non-performance elective in music, dance or theatre; and six hours of music theory.
All Musical Theatre majors must audition for all mainstage musical productions and accept any role in which they are cast.
www.music.umich.edu /departments/mustheatre/programs.htm   (337 words)

  
 Musical Theatre
Going to the theatre doesn't seem to be on...
Spring is the time of year when students, keen on persuing a career in the performing arts, fill out applications and prepare for auditions.
A new trend in musical theatre is to use familiar music and use it in a musical where a new plot...
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/musical_theatre   (578 words)

  
 Monty Norman
It seemed unlikely he would move into musical theatre, but in 1957 he was taken on by the writer Wolf Mankowitz as the musical director of his various projects in musical theatre.
A musical biography of an imaginary song-writer, Moony Shapiro, written for six performers, Norman's score was a brilliant string of pastiches of song styles through the century, from Hollywood musicals to pop through war-time jollifications a la Cicely Courtneidge.
If the score (Norman wrote the music) wasn't quite up to the happy days of his earlier works, it was still one of the most fascinating of the 1970s, and there were enough echoes of the old spirit to distinguish it from any other writer's work.
www.musical-theatre.net /html/composers/montynorman.html   (1300 words)

  
 Penn State | School of Theatre
The Musical Theatre program at Penn State is a professional training program offered by the School of Theatre and supported by the School of Music.
The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre curriculum is made up of five components: theatre (acting, movement, voice, history, production classes), music (voice, theory, sight, singing, and piano), dance (ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theatre styles), musical theatre (form and analysis, performance studio, and history/literature), and general education.
Because musical theatre professionals find themselves working in various venues, we provide a wide variety of performance experiences.
www.theatre.psu.edu /programs/bfamusicaltheatre.html   (577 words)

  
 UM School of Music - Department of Musical Theatre
A unique situation exists at Michigan, since theatre, dance and music coexist as departments within the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Students in musical theatre, as part of their curriculum, study with faculty members in the departments of Theatre and Drama, Voice, Dance, and Musical Theatre.
All of this combines to make Michigan's Department of Musical Theatre a unique place for the aspiring musical theatre professional to begin a career.
www.music.umich.edu /departments/mustheatre   (225 words)

  
 Ball State University: Musical Theatre Option   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Ball State University's musical theatre option is intended for the talented and serious student who wishes to pursue a career in musical theatre.
All musical theatre students also complete a strong core of liberal arts courses.
A unique feature of this option is that 5 hours of the program are determined by the musical theatre faculty.
www.bsu.edu /theatre/programs/musicaltheatre   (232 words)

  
 Kaunas State Musical Theatre
The theatre palace on the central street of Kaunas was built in 1892.
When the Opera Theatre moved to Vilnius, the capital, in 1948, the Theatre Palace housed the Kaunas State Music Theatre, which had started operating on 27th November 1940.
But when the Opera Theatre moved to Vilnius and left Kaunas, which used to be the cradle of professional Lithuanian opera without any opera, Kaunas Music Theatre sought to enrich its repertoire with this most important genre of the music stage.
www.randburg.com /li/kaunasmu.html   (347 words)

  
 Amish Acres Historic Farm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Indiana’s only resident repertory musical theatre company is a national destination for musical theatre lovers.
And every musical is filled with stories of life, love, irony, tolerance, understanding, and peace among all men and women; it can’t get better than that.
The theatre is created from a 1911 round barn, dismantled, moved and reconstructed at Amish Acres.
www.amishacres.com /aa_musical_theatre/musical_theatre.htm   (918 words)

  
 B-W: Musical Theatre Program
Students are often involved in the plays produced by the theatre department and the opera produced by the Conservatory.
Past music theatre students have been involved as performers and understudies in shows such as Anything Goes, Gypsy, She Loves Me, The Most Happy Fella, Avenue X, Fiddler on the Roof and Bat Boy.
This is a great way to learn more about music theatre from people in the business and to build a network of contacts in the professional world.
www.bw.edu /academics/conservatory/academics/mtheatre   (594 words)

  
 The New York Musical Theatre Festival
New York’s musical theatre celebration, the NY Musical Theatre Festival will feature concerts, premieres, performers and plenty of music.
Audiences will participate in helping to create a musical by suggesting song titles and ideas for the performers, who will then create a musical right before their eyes.
One such group, Freestyle Rep, http://www.freestylerep.org, will be creating and performing their improvised musical on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2 at The 45th street theatre – Primary Stages.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/musical_theatre/110303   (395 words)

  
 the BRIT School - Musical Theatre
The Musical Theatre courses are designed to give an equal focus to dance, drama and music, and the development of skills and knowledge in these performance disciplines.
Musical Theatre students are typically versatile and flexible in their approach to the performing arts.
Central to the students' experience on the courses, is the opportunity to become involved in major performance projects.
www.brit.croydon.sch.uk /musicaltheatre/index.html   (217 words)

  
 California Musical Theatre
The glitz and the glamour – the excitement and the anticipation – the polish and the professionalism of Broadway are hosted in the Capital Region at the Sacramento Community Center Theater.
Established in 1989 by the non-profit California Musical Theatre as a "winter season" partner for Sacramento’s venerable and beloved Music Circus, The Broadway Series has become the region’s largest live performing arts event with over 200,000 tickets sold every year.
As a non-profit, California Musical Theatre is committed to enriching Sacramento with a Broadway Series that represents both the highest quality and greatest diversity of musical theatre.
www.californiamusicaltheatre.com /index.cfm?page=622158   (220 words)

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