8th Grade American Musical Theater

8th Grade American Musical Theater (04127805)

Length:  Semester

Format:  Meets Every Other Day

Description:  This course will offer an overview of American Musical Theater from its beginnings in Vaudeville to modern-day musicals like Wicked and Hamilton.  Students will explore the different musical styles employed in Broadway shows, discovering how the show’s songs reflected American popular culture.  Students will:  listen to audio recordings, watch video clips, and discuss overarching themes in relation to history.  Students will also learn major songs from selected shows and add group movement and choreography.  In-class group singing and dance is a requirement for this course.  There are no public performances outside of class and all levels of experience are welcome.