9 - 12 Musical Theatre III 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: TAHSMTIII.1a
Identifies dramatic structure in a musical
Element: TAHSMTIII.1b
Analyzes dramatic elements in a musical text or performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.1c
Analyzes themes in a musical text or performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.1d
Examines the function and relevance of characters in a musical
Element: TAHSMTIII.1e
Examines the role of choreography in a performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.1f
Determines the effectiveness of artistic choices in a performance

Developing scripts through improvisation and other theatrical methods
Element: TAHSMTIII.2a
Explores a variety of musical techniques including recitative, aria, ballad, and other musical theatre conventions
Element: TAHSMTIII.2b
Analyzes song lyrics as dramatic text to promote character development
Element: TAHSMTIII.2c
Improvises using various musical techniques
Element: TAHSMTIII.1d
Develops a character through improvisation
Element: TAHSMTIII.2e
Creates original choreography for an existing song found in a musical
Element: TAHSMTIII.2f
Designs an original scene for musical theatre

Acting by developing, communicating, and sustaining roles within a variety of situations and environments
Element: TAHSMTIII.3a
Applies appropriate vocal technique for speaking and singing
Element: TAHSMTIII.3b
Records blocking notation in a text for a performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.3c
Analyzes and scores a text for musical performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.3d
Contributes to the ensemble by exercising artistic discipline during rehearsal and performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.3e
Demonstrates proficiency in vocal techniques: warm-ups to prepare the voice, diction, phrasing, pitch, articulation, breath control, vocal safety, injury avoidance procedures, dialect, timing, and pacing
Element: TAHSMTIII.3f
Demonstrates proficient physical techniques: warm-ups to prepare the body, relation techniques, centering, isolation of body parts, psychological gesture, neutral and character masks, and communicating meaning and characterization through body position and gesture

Designing and executing artistic and technical elements of theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.4a
Identifies key concepts of various elements of technical production including sets, props, costumes, makeup, lighting, and sound
Element: TAHSMTIII.4b
Creates a plot for a specific area of technical production in musical theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.4d
Analyzes the technical elements of a production and how a performance is impacted by these elements
Element: TAHSMTIII.4e
Designs and produces at least one technical element for a production
Element: TAHSMTIII.4c
Explores the relationship between design choices and the overall musical performance

Directing by conceptualizing, organizing, and conducting rehearsals for performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.5a
Compares and contrasts presentational and representational styles in musical theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.5b
Defines and evaluates the roles of the director in a production
Element: TAHSMTIII.5d
Produces a concept statement for a musical theatre performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.5d
Applies rehearsal discipline in preparation for performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.5e
Practices physical and vocal warm-ups for rehearsal and performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.5f
Directs a musical performance

Researching cultural and historical information to support artistic choices
Element: TAHSMTIII.6a
Defines the role of a dramaturge
Element: TAHSMTIII.6b
Analyzes a musical text for era specific language, music style, and other cultural characteristics
Element: TAHSMTIII.6c
Investigates the careers of musical theatre collaborators and their influence on theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.6d
Creates and presents a research project directly related to a musical theatre performance

Integrating various art forms, other content areas, and life experiences to create theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.7a
Masters and executes intermediate level dance steps
Element: TAHSMTIII.7b
Demonstrates basic singing techniques
Element: TAHSMTIII.7c
Combines dance, song, and text into an individual or group performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.7d
Continues to develop skills in dance and vocal production vocal skills
Element: TAHSMTIII.7e
Assumes leadership roles in the production of musical theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.7f
Masters sight-reading skills

Examining the roles of theatre as a reflection of past and present civilizations
Element: TAHSMTIII.8a
Traces the historical development of musical theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.8b
Interprets how societal conditions influence the creation of a musical
Element: TAHSMTIII.8c
Connects the theme/s in a musical to contemporary society and to the broader human experience
Element: TAHSMTIII.8d
Compares and contrasts the development of choreography and the role is plays in musical theatre

Exploring the business of theatre
Element: TAHSMTIII.9a
Explores the process of developing a musical for the commercial Broadway stage
Element: TAHSMTIII.9b
Compares and contrasts standard operating procedures for Equity, Non-Equity, and amateur theatres
Element: TAHSMTIII.9c
Identifies and analyzes "above the lines" and "below the lines" roles of theatre producing organizations
Element: TAHSMTIII.9d
Researches and outlines copyright laws and guidelines that govern theatre and live performances
Element: TAHSMTIII.9e
Evaluates, selects, and rehearses monologues and vocal selections for an audition

Critiquing various aspects of theatre and other media using appropriate supporting evidence
Element: TAHSMTIII.10a
Develops and defends criteria for assessing each area of musical theatre production
Element: TAHSMTIII.10b
Justifies acting choices to prepare a role in a musical performance
Element: TAHSMTIII.10c
Evaluates the work of individual contributors to the production process
Element: TAHSMTIII.10d
Evaluates the work of the technical contributors as a part of the collaborative team of a production
Element: TAHSMTIII.10e
Evaluates on stage and backstage performances in a musical production

Engaging actively and appropriately as an audience member in theatre or other media experiences
Element: TAHSMTIII.11a
Observes and demonstrate appropriate audience etiquette
Element: TAHSMTIII.11b
Examines the historical relationship between actor, script, and audience as basic elements of the theatrical experience
Element: TAHSMTIII.11c
Explores the contribution of the audience to the production process

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