2 What is Theater?Theater as a PLACETheater as an ART
3 What is Theater?Theater can refer to any space where performances take placePlays, music or dance concerts and operas are all performed in theatersA theater can be a formal building or a temporary platform placed inside or outsideCan also be known as an auditorium or stage
4 What is Theater?Theater also refers to everything connected with the theatrical artsThe play itselfThe stageSceneryLightingMakeupCostumesMusicDancingActingActors
6 Kinds of Shows- Broadway The term Broadway comes from the legendary street found in New York City: BroadwayA “Broadway show” is a play or musical performed in one of the specially designated theaters along or very near the streetIt can also refer to a traveling show that has once been in one of these theatersMany towns have a “Broadway Series” featuring the famous plays and musicals that have been performed on Broadway
8 Broadway Shows The Lion King Wicked Spider-Man Jersey Boys Mary PoppinsChicagoHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingSister ActPhantom of the OperaMamma MiaBilly ElliotAnything GoesPorgy and BessGodspellThe Addams Family
9 Kinds of Shows- Off-Broadway Off-Broadway refers to theaters that are smaller than those on BroadwayThese theaters show different kinds of plays or musicals that works better in small settings/areasDraw smaller audiences and are about less popular topicsThe longest running play in the history of New York, The Fantasticks, played Off-Broadway for 42 years!
10 Off Broadway Shows Stomp Blue Man Group Rent Avenue Q The Fantastiks You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownRock of AgesShows that may no longer be showing on Broadway
11 Kinds of Shows-West End In London England, Broadway style shows are called West End shows because they are performed in the West End of LondonWhen people begin to see enough shows in one area, they begin to call the plays by that locationDepending on where you are, you might call the play a Broadway show, an Off-Broadway show or a West End show
12 Mary Poppins plays at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre
13 The Lion King plays in London’s Lyceum Theatre in the West End
14 Touring ShowsA show that is popular in New York or London is often restaged around the country or around the world.A domestic tour is a show that is loaded into trucks so that the show can be seen all over the United StatesAn international tour is a show that is loaded into boats or airplanes and taken all over the worldThe Lion King is performed in English, Dutch, German, Korean, Japanese and French!
15 Touring ShowJersey Boys is currently performed on Broadway and is also a Domestic Touring show.Currently showing at the Ohio Theater in Columbus August 17th through September 4th!
16 Other TheatersRegional Theaters: professional theater companies located in cities throughout the United StatesActors Theatre of ColumbusCalifornia Shakespeare TheaterChildren’s Theater CompanyCincinnati Theater in the ParkOld Globe TheatrePlayers Theatre Columbus
17 Other TheatersSummer Stock Theaters: plays put on in a tourist area by professionals and students. These shows are put together in only a few weeksCarousel Theatre in Akron/Canton Ohio
18 Other TheatersCommunity Theaters: plays put on by amateurs or people that are not paid. These are people that do it for the love of theater and to have fun with friends and other people who love putting on showsColumbus: Curtain Players, Center Stage Players, Worthington Community Theatre, St. Brigid Players, Emerald City PlayersColumbus Children’s Theatre?
19 Styles of TheatersJust like there are lots of types of shows, there are many different kinds of theatersThe main thing that makes them different is where the audience sits in relation to the stageThere are several options
20 ProsceniumThe most familiar kind, a proscenium theater is where the action of the show takes place on a stage at the front of the room and the audience sits facing the stage
21 Thrust StageA thrust stage is like a proscenium, but with an additional piece: the “thrust” is an extra section of the stage area that extends beyond the proscenium into the audience
22 AmphitheaterOne of the oldest styles of theaters that was originally built outside, this theater is a half circle of seating raised up to look down on the stage
23 Theater-In-The-Round Any theater where the audience is seated on all sides of the stage is known as theater-in-the-round but it can be not only round but square, triangular or any closed shape
24 Oklahoma! A musical by Rogers and Hammerstein Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein joined together to write many musicals together including Carousel, State Fair, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of MusicThey have been awarded 34 Tony’s, 15 Acadamey Awards, 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 2 Grammy’s and 2 Emmy’s.They are considered the most successful musical writers Broadway has ever seen.
25 Oklahoma! Based on a play called Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs Curly (good guy) and Jud (bad guy) are 2 cowboys who compete for the love of a girl named Laurey.Eventually, Curly and Laurey fall and love and get married.Jud picks a fight with Curly and is accidentally killed when he falls on his own knife.Throughout the musical they are celebrating the new state of Oklahoma.
27 Oklahoma! LyricsEller: They couldn't pick a better time as that in life Andrew: It ain't too early and it ain't too late Laurey: Startin' as a farmer with a brand new wife Curley: Soon'll be livin' in a brand new stateCompany: Brand new state, gonna treat you great! Gonna give you barley, carrots and pertaters, Pasture fer the cattle, Spinach and termayters! Flowers on the prarie where the June bugs zoom, Plen'y of air and plen'y of room, Plen'y of room to swing a rope! Plen'y of heart and plen'y of hope.
28 Oklahoma! Lyrics pg. 2Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet When the wind comes right behind the rain. Oklahoma, Ev'ry night my honey lamb and I Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk Makin' lazy circles in the sky. We know we belong to the land And the land we belong to is grand! And when we say Yeeow! Ayipioeeay! We're only sayin' You're doin' fine, Oklahoma! Oklahoma O.K. (REPEAT)
29 Oklahoma! Lyrics pg.3Okla-homa-Okla-homa-Okla-homa Okla-homa-Okla-homa-Okla-homa... We know we belong to the land And the land we belong to is grand! And when we say Yeeow! Ayipioeeay! We're only sayin' You're doin' fine, Oklahoma! Oklahoma O.K. L - A - H - O - M - A OKLAHOMA! Yeeow!