16 May - 04 Jul
120 Minutes

High Street Broadway

Music Theatre Training

This year-long program has been developed to focus on all the skills required for a music theatre production stage. Taking students from the basics to the stage, the course requires a full year commitment from students in light of the mini-production showcase at the end of the year. Enrolments in Semester 2 are restricted, and parts/places for the production are not guaranteed for late enrolments.

Suitable for students between the ages of 10 to 17

Runs on Thursdays 6pm – 8pm (during the school terms)

Cost: $200 per 8-week term

Showcase Performances: 2 per year – July (informal show and tell) and December (highlights show on stage)

High St Broadway Course Outline

Term 1: Introduction and Basics

  • Ensemble work
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Use of physical space
  • Movement, drama, and acting
  • Performance and communication skills

Term 2: Voice, stage and movement

  • Vocal Use
  • Characterisation
  • Vocal Ensemble work
  • Voice and Vocal Health
  • Song Structure
  • Stage presence and overcoming stage fright

Term 3: Preparing for the stage

  • Scene to song transition
  • Speech to song transitions
  • Working dialogue
  • Rehearsal room etiquette
  • Music Theatre and Performance Practice

Term 4: Production preparation + Show

  • Performance focused production
  • Stylized singing
  • Staging – using the stage to enhance performance
  • Expressive development
  • Stage presence and overcoming stage fright
  • Technical skills – how to work in the space

Course Outcomes:

  • Strengthen vocal ability, improve general music skills
  • Reinforce the connection between text/musical analysis and performance
  • Character analysis and development
  • Develop techniques for auditions and performances
  • Received techniques to aid in one’s own learning
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses in performance and propose solutions for improvement
  • Provide a foundation for further study and development
  • Learn to work in a team and bring your character to life

Course Dates

Semester 1, 2019 Dates:

(Mid-term enrolments welcome)

Term 1: Thursday 21 Feb – Thursday 11 Apr

Term 2: Thursday 16 May – Thursday 4 July (Final week is an informal show-and-tell)

Semester 2, 2019 Dates:

(Restricted enrolments: New participants accepted only after successful audition – enrolment submission does not guarantee a place in the show). 

Term 3: Thursday 8 Aug – Thursday 26 Sep

Term 4: Thursday 24 Oct – Thursday 12 Dec (Final week is a mini-production live showcase )

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