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    Historical Timeline of Musical Theatre Renaissance The antecendents of musical theatre in Europe can be traced back to the theatre of ancient Greece‚ where dance and music were included in stage comedies and tragedies during the 5th century BCE. The 3rd-century BCE Roman comedies of Plautus included song and dance routines performed with orchestrations. The Romans also introduced technical innovations. For example‚ to make dance steps more audible in large open air theatres‚ Roman actors attached

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    What is Musical theatre and what makes it different than any other theatre with music forms‚ especially Opera? Musical Theatre The art of music‚ dance and drama have been linked together since the dawn of time and are still really connected with one another that it is inadvisable to try to tell the difference between them too definitely. Figure 1 – Musical Theatre Performance4 Figure 1 – Musical Theatre Performance4 It is rare a production has no music in it whatsoever. Most plays either call

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    Musical theatre can be a great tool for teachers as it can help teach a variety of skills and provide information. However‚ musical theatre is often ignored in the classroom. This is not only a fault of people with distaste for theatre‚ but also lovers of theatre. As David Savran says‚ “And even for many devotees of the so-called straight theatremusical theatre remains (at best) a guilty pleasure-a little too gay‚ too popular‚ too Jewish‚ and too much damned fun” (216). This blockage between

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    Stephen Sondheim‚ hailed by many as a genius‚ has had a long and illustrious career in Broadway musical theatre spanning five decades. During those fifty-some years‚ Sondheim has essentially reinvented the Broadway musical. The Sondheim canon shows three distinct ways Sondheim has contributed to musical theatre. First of all‚ the difficulty of Stephen Sondheim’s music has raised the standard of musical theatre. Actors simply cannot stand onstage and sing as they used to in the days of Gershwin and Cole

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    I like to do musical theater this involves sing dancing and acting all at the same time. In one song alone you have to stay on your note during the harmonies and remember the lyrics. When you look at it from the dancing aspect you have to keep on beat‚ make sure to stay in unison with the other performers and remember all the dance movie and the order they come in. The last aspect of musical theater is the acting you have emotion not only on you face but in your voice as well as your dancing. These

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    The Influence of Musical Theatre on Dance One of the things that can make or break a new type of musical is the dance routines. All these difference dance types mostly made their first appearances on stage. When you take a good look at musical theatre in general‚ you can see that one set of dance routines differs from one musical to another. Yet what they have in common is their effect on dance and dance trends. Take a look at "Lord of the Dance" which looked to bring and expand Irish Riverdance

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Musical Theatre Virtuoso For many‚ musical theatre is an experience that not only posses the power of entertainment‚ but the power of transformation. Masters of music such as Stephen Sondheim‚ Leonard Berstein‚ and George Gershwin used music as a theatrical element by which intense emotions and ever changing moods could be expressed. Their beautiful scores are regarded as the most impressive and moving in musical theatre history. Joining them at the top is Andrew Lloyd

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    Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs‚ spoken dialogue‚ acting and dance.The emotional contact however includes humor‚ pathos‚ love‚ anger and sometimes conflict is communicated through the words‚ music and movement which is all integrated as a whole. The origins of musical theatre can be dated all the way back to the ancients Greeks. Music and theatre were highly influential forces in the greek world.Greek men and women were expected to learn how to play an instrument

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    American Musical Theater is something most Americans enjoy today‚ musicals such as West Side Story‚ Sweeney Todd‚ Jersey Boys‚ Wicked and Into the Woods. These are all some examples that have made it big in today’s society. These musicals didn’t appear out of nowhere though and neither did American Musical Theater‚ nor was the theater the same when it started as it is today. The American Musical Theater has evolved from its simple beginnings into it’s own genre in today’s society through the help

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    I had never had the opportunity to attend a musical theatre master class. On the other hand‚ I am extremely accustomed to dancer master classes and I found it interesting to compare and contrast the way classes are held. Each Friday the dancer department takes a master class with a different professional dancer. Besides the specific dance genre‚ the classes possess numerous similarities to each other. This was not the case for the two musical theatre master classes I attended this year. I found

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