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1 UNIT 2 Name_____________________________________ Musical TheatreUNIT 2Name_____________________________________
2 What is Musical Theatre? A play that contains music, singing, dialogue, and dancing.All of these elements are used to move the storyline.Typically popular music of that time period is used.
3 Types of Musicals BOOK MUSICAL REVUE Has a strong story line with music and dance that drives the characters and moves the plot.Example:REVUECollection of songs with a common element. Mini plays within the show.Example:
4 Types of Musicals (ctd.) CONCEPT MUSICALA musical where the concept or message of the show has more importance than the story.Example:JUKEBOX MUSICALA musical where the music used already exists and is specifically from one certain artist, genre, or time period.Example:
5 Types of Musicals (ctd.) ROCK/POP OPERAA musical with only rock or pop music with little or no dialogue included. Characters sing the entire time.Example:REVIVALA musical that has already been performed, but is brought back at a later date with added, updated elements.Example:
6 How did musical theatre begin? New York, 1866It began as an accident…Ballet dancers were added in at the last minute.Crude plot and dances and music didn’t align with the plot.But it was a start….
7 Roles in Musical Theatre Director – casts show, gives actors blocking, vision of the showChoreographer – makes up and teaches the dancesMusical Director – teaches music to actors and how to sing the songsActor – people portraying the characters. Sing, act, and danceEnsemble – actors in the show that mainly dance and sing and are used to form crowds in scenes.Composer – writes the musicLyricist – writes the lyricsPlaywright – writes the lines and storyStage Manager – organizes rehearsals and is in charge of the run of the show.
8 American Musical Theatre Musical Format DevelopsGolden AgesShowboat is first musical with today’s format.1931 first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize, Of Thee I Sing1940s-1960sOklahoma! Was written for the story not a star, which sets a trend.Rodgers & Hammerstien – influential musical theatre writing team that wrote thought-provoking plots and re-worked the musical theatre genre.
9 American Musical Theatre African-American influence on Broadway with shows such as Dreamgirls and The Wiz.Controversial musicals begin to arise, Hair.Old-fashioned values are brought back into the picture.A Chorus Line won a Pulitzer PrizeMusicals such as AnnieStephen Sondheim – gained popularity during this time period. Wrote musicals such as Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd. He has been called the “greatest lyricist of all time.”
10 American Musical Theatre 1980s-1990sModern DayMusical were all about the outrageous elements. Examples: Cats, Les MiserablesPop/Rock operasLarge corporation influence Examples: Lion King, Beauty and the BeastPlots from movies and other literary worksExamples: Wicked, Legally Blonde