9 - 12 Musical Theatre I Version: 2010-2011

Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Theatre Arts

Analyzing and constructing meaning from theatrical experiences, dramatic literature, and electronic media
Element: TAHSMTI.1a
Identifies dramatic structure in a musical
Element: TAHSMTI.1b
Analyzes dramatic elements in a musical text or performance
Element: TAHSMTI.1c
Analyzes themes and motifs in a musical text or performance

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAHSMTI.2a
Explores a variety of musical techniques including recitative, aria, ballad, and other musical theatre conventions
Element: TAHSMTI.2b
Analyzes song lyrics as dramatic text to promote character development
Element: TAHSMTI.2c
Improvises using various musical techniques

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAHSMTI.3a
Applies appropriate vocal technique for speaking and singing
Element: TAHSMTI.3b
Records blocking notation in a text for a performance
Element: TAHSMTI.3c
Analyzes and scores a text for musical performance

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSMTI.4a
Identifies key concepts of various elements of technical production including sets, props, costumes, makeup, lighting, and sound
Element: TAHSMTI.4b
Creates a plot for a specific area of technical production in musical theatre
Element: TAHSMTI.4c
Explores the relationship between design choices and the overall musical performance

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAHSMTI.5a
Compares and contrasts presentational and representational styles in musical theatre
Element: TAHSMTI.5b
Defines and evaluates the roles of the directors in a musical theatre production
Element: TAHSMTI.5c
Produces a concept statement for a musical performance
Element: TAHSMTI.5d
Develops a rehearsal schedule for a scene or musical number

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSMTI.6a
Defines the role of a dramaturge
Element: TAHSMTI.6b
Analyzes a musical text for era specific language, music style, and other cultural characteristics
Element: TAHSMTI.6c
Investigates the careers of musical theatre collaborators

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAHSMTI.7a
Masters and presents basic dance steps
Element: TAHSMTI.7b
Demonstrates basic singing techniques
Element: TAHSMTI.7c
Combines dance, song, and text into an individual or group performance
Element: TAHSMTI.7d
Masters rudimentary sight-reading skills

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAHSMTI.8a
Traces the historical development of musical theatre
Element: TAHSMTI.8b
Interprets how societal conditions influence the creation of a musical
Element: TAHSMTI.8c
Connects the themes in a musical to contemporary society and to the broader human experience

Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSMTI.9a
Explores the process of developing a musical for the Broadway stage
Element: TAHSMTI.9b
Compares and contrasts standard operating procedures for Equity, Non-Equity, and amateur theatres
Element: TAHSMTI.9c
Identifies and analyzes "above the lines" and "below the lines" roles of theatre producing organizations

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSMTI.10a
Develops and defends criteria for assessing each area of musical theatre production
Element: TAHSMTI.10b
Justifies acting choices to prepare a role in a musical performance
Element: TAHSMTI.10c
Evaluates the production in oral and written form
Element: TAHSMTI.10d
Evaluates the work of individual contributors to the production process

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media experiences
Element: TAHSMTI.11a
Observes and demonstrates appropriate audience etiquette
Element: TAHSMTI.11b
Examines the historical relationship between actor, script, and audience as basic elements of the theatrical experience
Element: TAHSMTI.11c
Explores and analyzes the "chemistry" between actor and audience

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