*This course is available to School District # 71 students only
District Musical Theatre 11 (Production or Performance)
Audition sign up and schedule are now available on the Facebook page – The District Seussical! A musical! 2017
- Teachers: Mrs. Williams and Ms. Cox
- Location: Highland Secondary – Theatre/Band/Choir Room/Multi-Purpose room
- Meeting days (tentative): Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – Possibly Fridays too.
- Times: To be determined.
- The purpose of this course is to develop students’appreciation and understanding of musical theatre. Students will be able to participate in the process of production and performance of a full length Musical. The course culminates in public evening performances at Highland Secondary from March 7-12, 2017. Show times will be 7:00pm & 2:00pm for the matinee.
- Students will learn the skills, organization, demands, outcomes, and rewards of being in a musical theatre production company.
- Experiential learning is at the heart of creating a piece of Musical Theatre. The course is intended to provide students with an authentic understanding of the elements of Musical Theatre within the framework of a Musical Theatre
Production Company Timeline
- Initial classes and information session October
- Auditions and Call Backs: For singers, dancers, ensemble and leads in October and November.
- Production Crew Calls and Rehearsals: December- March (there will NO rehearsals over winter break)
- Extra rehearsals/ Tech week between Feb 26- March 5 in preparation for Opening.
- Performances: March 7-11 @ 7:00pm and 2nd Saturday 2:00pm matinee
- Tech day: Saturday, March 4, 10am to 10pm: BOOK IT OFF NOW!!!!
Check the Call board outside the theatre for rehearsals, and join the District Musical 2017 Facebook Page. It is your responsibility to know when rehearsals are.
- Journal, pencil, clothing that you can move in
- Girls may be need to have black character shoes or black shoes that are similar. Boys are expected to have black dress shoes.
- Students may asked to help find costume pieces or pay a small fee for costumes for the production.
Research and Preparation – 25%
This is the first Unit of study for the course and is available on line through navigate. Script analysis, Character study, audition preparation, journal, etc..
Rehearsal and Production – 25%
Attendance, Participation, rehearsals, work ethic, professionalism, etiquette & development, reflection, journal
Skill Development and Reflection – 25%
From Auditions to Closing Night! Skill development and commitment in your area(s). Example: acting, singing, dance, technical, design, front of house, etc…) Students will be required to keep a journal and take directors notes throughout the course- a template for this is available online.
- • determined by your development in rehearsal 15%
- • Hand three pages of your journal online before March 12. 10%
Performance and Company – 25%
Demonstrate risk taking, creativity, trust, leadership, collaboration and responsibility through professional commitment to the performance process and as a contributing team member of our company.
- • Creating a Bio/Head shot,(submit in person) 5%
- • Final assignment (Online) 10%
- • Professional Performance etiquette in the Theatre 10%
- A (86-100%) Excellent professionalism (attendance, participation, work habits, conduct), excellent skill level and/or improvement (acting, singing, dancing, general theatre knowledge), excellent performance (individual and group, growth), Assignments completed.
- B (73-85%) Good participation (attendance, work habits, conduct), good skill level and/or improvement (acting, singing, dancing, general theatre knowledge), good performance (individual and group, growth), completed assignments.
- C/C+ (60-72%) Average or minimal participation (attendance, work habits, conduct), average skill level and/or improvement acting, singing, dancing, general theatre knowledge), average performance (individual and group, growth).
- C- (50-59%) Poor participation (attendance, work habits, conduct), poor skill level and/or improvement (acting, singing, dancing, general theatre knowledge), poor performance (individual and group, growth).
- I/F (below 49%) Inadequate participation and performance or missed performances.
Show/Tech dates – Tentative
- Feb 22 and March 1 (Wednesdays) Extra rehearsals after school
- Saturday March 4 TECH DAY (10am-10pm- probably not the whole time for all) YOU MUST BE THERE. Pizza dinner.
- Sunday March 5 FIRST DRESS
- Monday March 6 ELEMENTARY SHOW (Second Dress) (During afternoon classes. Rehearsal in evening ONLY if required
- Tuesday March 7 OPENING NIGHT call time 5:30
- Wednesday March 8 SHOW #2
- Thursday March 9 SHOW #3.
- Friday March 10 SHOW #4
- Saturday March 11 SHOW #5 and #6, Strike and cast party
- Sunday March 12 Matinee
- When you choose to take Musical Theatre, you must commit to the whole course, which includes a lot of hours outside of the regular school day.
- Attendance is crucial; therefore, you must be available each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year. You cannot miss Musical Theatre classes due to other extra-curricular activities.
- You must attend and perform in all rehearsals and performances listed above. A Musical production is a collaborative effort, therefore, all cast members need to be in attendance.
No role is ever pre-cast. While the teachers of Musical Theatre are always trying to find shows that are appropriate for all students, nobody is ever given a role in advance. The student that demonstrates the talent that best fits the role, gets the role. Regardless of age, school, etc…
BC Performance Standards