About the Course
In our Teen Musical Theatre Showcase class, students apply WPA group approach and tools to musical theatre material. The focus is on script analysis, how to break down lyrics, find the story of their song, as well as listening to and giving constructive feedback to classmates. Students will work on two songs. For the first, the instructor will select one book scene that goes into a duet/trio/quartet (depending on material). For the second students will select one solo song with approval from instructors. The students will also work with a professional music director and choreographer. The class culminates in an open showcase for friends and family to watch their work. In our Teen Showcase class, students are asked to observe fellow classmates and give objective feedback based on what changed/what was different is crucial to the learning process and understanding of WPA Group approach. This class teaches our specific approach to storytelling, and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.