Performance Principles for Musical Theatre

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Introduce theatre arts students to the principles of musical theatre with a short information sheet that identifies and explains the importance of eight performance principles. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign one principle to a group and have them prepare a short performance that demonstrates the effectiveness of the principle
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes theatre arts class members are able to read music and are familiar with musical notation

  • Practice tips are included for each principle

  • No examples are provided; therefore, be prepared to demonstrate the principles or assemble clips from various show that illustrate the concepts