September 26, 2023 –
Music Box Theatre: An Introduction to Musical Theatre, Grades K to 2 - (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Tuesdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14
*No class 10/31 (Halloween)
This class will develop a mini-musical culminating in a performance on the final date for family and friends that includes minor set pieces, costumes, props , and stage lighting. A favorite of students grades K to 2 for many years, our Music Box Theatre class is expanding this year, with a pair of teachers working together as director and music director to provide more one-on-one focus and attention to students, create more challenging and creative staging, and add a bit more production value (minor set pieces, props, costumes, and stage lighting), so students have a better sense of what the experience of “putting on a show” may be like. Using song, character expression and choreographed movements and gestures as storytelling tools, students will assemble a mini-musical based upon a story or fable that they will perform for families on the final class. A new mini-musical is explored each session for recurring students. A new mini-musical is explored each session for recurring students. This fall's selection is entitled, A Three Piggy "Opera," (which is a comical reference to the Broadway musical title, A Three Penny Opera). Students will be cast in various roles and provided with a script and recorded music tracks. The class will also include special craft projects which will be incorporated into their performance. All students must be available for their performance on the final date (November 14).