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Musical Theatre. What is a musical and what are the terms? . Musical Theatre-a type of entertainment containing music, songs, and usually, dance Production Number- a large-scale performance within a musical show, usually combining both song and dance

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What is a musical and what are the terms
What is a musical and what are the terms?

  • Musical Theatre-a type of entertainment containing music, songs, and usually, dance

  • Production Number- a large-scale performance within a musical show, usually combining both song and dance

  • Music Director-shapes the musical tone of the show

  • Choreographer-the artist who designs dances for the stage

  • Principal-an actor who has one of the major roles

  • Chorus-ensemble and supporting roles

  • Composer-person who writes the music for a musical

  • Lyricist-the person who writes the words for the music

  • Book-script for the musical


History of broadway theatre
History of Broadway theatre

  • 1904-1919: As theater styles and personalities from around the world and the country come to New York, the theater district is born — and so is the American musical.

  • 1920-1932: Broadway enters its most prodigious period; songwriters create a new musical mythology of Broadway and send it across the country.

  • 1933-1942: During the Great Depression, Broadway distracts audiences with escapism, while also offering political commentary and social engagement.

  • 1943-1959: Rodgers and Hammerstein pioneer a new form of narrative storytelling that brings a new age of musical classics.

  • 1960-1979: Broadway confronts the seismic changes in American culture by reinventing its own tradition.

  • 1980-2004: Broadway becomes a truly global phenomenon as new innovations respond to economic challenges.


What makes the musical happen
What makes the musical happen

  • Things to consider behind the scenes:

    • Directing team: director, music director, choreographer, producers

    • Budget: High school can range 2 to 15 thousand, Professional can range 4 to 10 million dollars

    • Performance space: proscenium stages are most often used due to space; rarely use arena or thrust

    • Cast and crew: principles, chorus, backstage crew, designers, managers, stage hands

    • Audience: your show has to appeal to your target audience


Musical fyi
Musical fyi

  • The production budget for Wicked is $42 million dollars

  • The production budget for Spiderman was an estimated $75 million

  • The production budget for Phantom of the opera is $8 million


The beginning for the u s
The beginning for the u.s.

  • The first musical was “The Black Crook”

    • It opened September 12. 1866

    • It ran 474 performances

    • It was 5 ½ hours long


Structure of the typical american musical
Structure of the Typical American musical

  • Overture- Orchestral introduction previewing from the show

  • Act I

  • Intermission (10-20 minutes)

  • Entr’acte

  • Act II

  • Curtain Call

  • Exit music


Types of musicals
Types of musicals

  • Book Musical

    • Traditional musical with a strong story that drives the music and characters

  • Revue

    • A collection of songs, generally with some common element. May or may not have a plot

  • Concept Musical

    • A musical where the message or metaphor is just as, if not more important, than the actual story

  • Jukebox musical

    • Musical using only songs from an artist or group

  • Rock (or Pop) Musical

    • Musical that uses rock music (or pop music) as the main style of music. If there is little spoken dialogue, it could be called a rock opera or popopera


Behind the music
Behind the music

  • Songs are as important as the dialogue that is spoken

  • The actor must determine the subtext or underlying message of the specific song

  • Wicked: For Good

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwpKB-sj7GI


Behind the scenes
Behind the scenes

  • Wicked: The Road to Broadway

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi-p7anJCmM

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCXEgzBkfsA


“You have 2 kinds of shows on Broadway - revivals and the same kind of musicals over and over again, all spectacles. You get your tickets for The Lion Kin a year in advance, and essentially a family comes as if to a picnic, and they pass on to their children the idea that that’s what the theatre is - a spectacular musical you see once a year, a stage version of a movie. It has nothing to do with theatre at all. It has to do with seeing what is familiar. We live in a recycled culture…. I don’t think the theatre will die per se, but it’s never going to be what it was. You can’t bring it back. It’s gone. It’s a tourist attraction.” Stephen Sondheim


Musical project
Musical Project same kind of musicals over and over again, all spectacles. You get your tickets for The Lion Kin a year in advance, and essentially a family comes as if to a picnic, and they pass on to their children the idea that that’s what the theatre is - a spectacular musical you see once a year, a stage version of a movie. It has nothing to do with theatre at all. It has to do with seeing what is familiar. We live in a recycled culture…. I don’t think the theatre will die per se, but it’s never going to be what it was. You can’t bring it back. It’s gone. It’s a tourist attraction.” Stephen Sondheim

  • Name and information for your theatre

  • Typical musical theatre experience: what can an audience expect when they attend a musical

  • Content of a musical: what are your musicals about

  • Create a scene with a 30 second monologue for each actor

  • Provide dialogue to tie monologues together

  • Select an appropriate song to sing with scene, provide lyrics, 90 seconds minimum

  • Create choreographed movement for the song