Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes involve a combination of singing, acting and dancing. Students are often introduced to music made popular by Broadway musicals and other live theatre music. This is a very popular and enjoyable class where students get to show their personalities and develop their confidence and performing skills. Strive Dance Academy is excited to work with a qualified and experience vocal coach to create the full package for students that attend these classes. Our vocal coach ensures that musical theatre numbers have not only the visual performance aspects but also the vocal strength that allows Strive performers to consistently achieve top rankings.

History

Musical Theatre is a form of theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. The antecedents of musical theatre in Europe can be traced back to the theatre of ancient Greece, where music and dance were included in stage comedies and tragedies during the 5th century. The European Renaissance saw older forms evolve into commedia dell/arte, an Italian tradition where raucous clowns improvised their way through familiar stories, and later, opera buffa. In England, Elizabethan and Jacobean plays frequently included music, with performances on organs, lutes, viols and pipes for up to an hour before and during the performance.*
*courtesy of Wikipedia