Musical Theatre

pic-musicalMusical Theatre dates back to the theatre of the ancient Greek, who included music and dance in their stage comedies and tragedies as early as the 5th century B.C. By the 1700s, two forms of musical theatre were popular in Britain, France and Germany: ballad operas and comic operas. In addition to these sources, musical theatre traces its lineage to vaudeville, music hall, melodrama and burlesque. Melodrama’s popularity, in particular, was fed by the fact that many theatres were licensed only as music halls and not allowed to present plays without music. Musical Theatre is a combination of music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. The class includes warm up of the voice and body, learning words, theatre games and improve. A performance piece will be worked on involving all the aspects of Musical Theatre.