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Musical Theatre Class
Enjoy singing and acting? costumes and choreography? Want to be part of a dedicated little Musical Theatre troupe?
We place a strong focus on healthy singing, good repertoire and live musical accompaniment. We tailor our class show to suit the individual needs of the cast members. This means the teachers create our own show each year, and as we do so, we consider what would benefit each participant in terms of the dialogue, monologue, solo and ensemble numbers. We place a high value on creating a supportive and inclusive team environment.
MONDAY 7:00 - 8:15 ages 9 and up
We meet potential class participants first before admitting them to the class. We are looking for participants who function well in a class setting, are respectful, cooperative and are good, positive team members. Call the office to set up your meeting with Maggie. Be prepared to sing alone and read dialogue at this meeting. (Students who are already known to us do not need to set up a meeting.)
Class goes from October to April (25 weeks, omitting Thanksgiving Monday & Family Day)
Meet & Sing Orientation Session first Monday of October.
The first two classes we focus on acting skills and singing non-show specific music. This is when the teachers are observing and listening and thinking about how to create the show and who should sing which role. Usually on the third week, the show is "revealed" to the class and scripts and roles are handed out.
We may perform in the Leduc Music Festival sometime in April.
Final class concerts are in-house, at the end of April
Cost: $95/month from October to April inclusive, 75 min classes
Additional cost: potentially $10-25 for Leduc Music Festival registration
Our costuming and scenery are very basic, usually just things we all pool together from our own homes, or Maggie's costume collection, or borrow from the Leduc Drama Society! There is no additional cost for costumes, unless you want to go thrifting for something specific for yourself.,
Non-Leduc Music School students are welcome
RECENT PAST YEARS
2019-20 school year: This year's production was called 'Lessons from Childhood', and was completely charming, but was unfortunately suspended due to Covid, so that we never go to see its performance!! 'Lessons from Childhood' featured a tailor-made script and music from How to Eat Like a Child and other sources. Since parents have completely forgotten what childhood is like, they need lessons on being a kid!
2018-19 school year: We put on The Wizard of Oz! This was a large-scale operation for us, with a projected backdrop and way more costuming than we have done in the past; but it was also a great deal of fun. We had a cast of 13 girls this year, and many adults involved in helping with stage direction, dance choreography, costume creation and stage management.
2017-18 school year: The Tale of the Ugly Duckling-- a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating music from the musical Honk! plus other select pieces of music, so that each student had something worthwhile to sing. With a whole world of animal characters, there was a lot of dialogue and character development for the cast of 9 girls in this production. The show's director was Magdalena Melax.
2016-17 school year: It's a Dog's Life, Charlie Brown -- a compilation of dialogue and music woven together especially for our class participants, from the two musicals Snoopy! and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. With their mastery of dialogue, character, vocal solos and group numbers, our class did a fabulous job of bringing the famous gang to life! A cast of 6 girls also sang a group number in the local Music Festival. The show's director for this year was Carla Thompson.
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