SRJC Course Outlines

7/12/2024 3:03:53 PMTHAR 11.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 11.2Title:  PERFORMANCE MUSICAL  
Full Title:  Performance: Musical
Last Reviewed:5/14/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Preparation and presentation of an acting role in a musical theatre production for public performance.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
By audition only

Schedule of Classes Information
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Preparation and presentation of an acting role in a musical theatre production for public performance.
(Grade Only)

Limits on Enrollment:By audition only
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 191 Rehearsal and Performance in Production SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR11.1 OR THAR11.2 OR THAR81A

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to fulfill the
responsibilities of an actor in the preparation, rehearsal, and performance
of a role in a musical theatre performance produced for a public audience.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1.   Independently analyze and score a script from a character's point of
      view and conduct research in preparation for a role in a full
      musical production.
2.   Locate the musical within its historical and cultural context and the impact
      of that context on the character being portrayed.
3.   Create and sustain the physical, vocal, and behavioral components of a
      character within the style of the musical.
4.   Revise, experiment with, and enhance acting choices as instructed by
      the director during the rehearsal process.
5.   Prioritize and fulfill acting responsibilities, while striving to maintain other
      academic, employment, and personal responsibilities.
6.   Work cooperatively and effectively as an ensemble member within a high-
      stress environment to produce a collaborative work of art.
7.   Contribute to one or more production support areas, recognizing each
      area's relationship to the actor's work and the production as a whole.
8.   Adhere to proper theatre protocol and correctly apply theatre terminology
      during the production process.
9.   Incorporate the musical elements of singing and dancing with the
      character's dramatic throughline so that the portrayal is cohesive and
10. Adapt to the stimulation and input of live audiences while maintaining
       focus and concentration.
11. Reproduce a successful characterization in multiple performances
      presented over a period of time.
A student repeating this course will be preparing and performing an
entirely new role from a different musical theatre production.  Repeating
students will:
  - Work with different directorial styles and production processes.
  - Analyze different libretti and lyrics, improving analytical skills
    and developing greater versatility in characterization.
  - Gain greater confidence as a performer and enhance actiing
    skills by performing in front of diverse audiences.

Topics and Scope
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Depending on the nature and production style of the particular musical to
be performed, the following topics will be studied:
I.   Historical Context of the Script, Plot and Character
II.  Theatre Professionalism, Communication, and Procedures
    A. Theatre etiquette and protocol
    B. Basic theatre terminology
    C. Location of facilities and resources
    D. Theatrical hierarchy and communication
    E. Production framework
         1. Scheduling
         2. Types of rehearsals
    F. Managing time, health, and personal responsibilities
    G. General safety and emergency procedures
    H. Interacting with the public as a cast member
         1. Production-related events
         2. Social media
         3. Responsibilities as a show's representative
III. Staging and Blocking
    A. Blocking procedures
    B. Sight lines and upstaging
    C. Rehearsal costumes and props
    D. Working with props
    E. Working with the floorplan
IV. Vocal Techniques
    A. Articulation
    B. Projection
    C. Characterization
    D. Stylization (verse, rhyme, etc.)
    E. Pronunciation and dialect/accent
V. Physical Techniques
    A. Characterization
    B. Movement and timing
    C. Stylization (period movement, etc.)
VI. Incorporation of Other Musical Theatre Elements
    A. Choreography
    B. Singing
    C. Movement to music (non-dance)
    D. Working with multiple directors (vocal, choreographer,
         musical, etc.)
    E. Sustaining dramatic throughline
VII. Special Skills and Techniques
    A. Stage combat, circus skills, etc.
    B. Specialized acting techniques
    C. Specialized rehearsal techniques
    D. Specialized staging techniques
VIII.  Working With Technical/Design Elements and Staff
    A. Orchestra/Band and Conductor
    B. Props
    C. Costumes
    D. Makeup
    E. Lights
    F. Sets
    G. Sound
    H. Stage management
    I. Technical rehearsal procedures
    J. Dress rehearsal procedures
IX.  Basic Makeup Application
    A. Purchasing a kit (skin tone, type, etc.)
    B. Related supplies
    C. Skin preparation and makeup removal techniques
    D. Self-application versus working with a makeup artist
X.   Performance Techniques
    A. Maintaining consistency and focus
    B. Handling nerves and working calmly under stress
    C. Handling audience responses
    D. Handling the unexpected
    E. Personal and group warm-ups
XI. Performance Procedures and Protocol
    A. Arrival and departure procedures
         1. Stage door
         2. Signing in and signing out
         3. Storing personal objects
    B. Greenroom guidelines
         1. Food and drink when in costume
         2. Using monitors
         3. Use of cell phones and other devices  
     C. Backstage behavior
         1. Communication
         2. Staying out of view
         3. Quick changes
         4. Prop tables
         5. Keeping wings clear
         6. Preparing for entrances
    D. Dressing Room
         1. Respecting privacy
         2. Working with dressers
XII. Production Support Techniques:  
      May include basic scenic, properties, and costume construction
      techniques, publicity, distribution and display techniques, ushering,
      and/or public relations
Repeating students will:
1. Develop higher proficiency in each of the techniques listed above.
2. Apply techniques to different roles, libretti, scores, and directorial processes.

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1. Prepare rehearsal material in a timely manner as required by the
    production schedule:
    a. Independently complete script and character analysis and
         research work, revising as needed during the rehearsal
    b. Record, review, and retain blocking.
    c. Accurately memorize lines and cues by the scheduled deadline.
    d. Memorize and safely review special skills required by the
         production:  dialects/accents, stage combat, circus skills,
         dance, music/singing, puppetry, mask, mime, etc.
2. Attend all scheduled rehearsals for which the actor is called.
      Communicate potential schedule conflicts prior to final casting.
      Conflicts communicated after casting may be turned down by the
      director or may result in removal from the production.
3. Adhere to the attendance policy:
    a. Arrive promptly and prepared for all rehearsals,
        costume/makeup calls, and performances
    b. Maintain an amiable and supportive attitude when interacting
         with other members of the production company - fellow actors,
         director, stage manager, technicians, and designers
    c. Respectfully follow the director's instructions in the
         preparation of the role and maintain that direction in
    d. Perform assigned role in a conscientious and dedicated manner.
    e. Do not alter physical appearance in any manner without
    f. Strive to maintain good personal health and safety practices
         throughout the rehearsal and performance process
    g. Follow the terms of the Actor's Contract and course syllabus for
         the production
4. Respond dependably to time commitments outside of rehearsals:
    a. Costume fittings
    b. Photo shoots
    c. Makeup conferences
5. Provide personal stage makeup supplies (makeup kit) as per the
    requirements of the actor's role determined by the makeup designer
6. Production Support Hours:  Contribute to the production process by
    completing 10-12 Production Support Hours in one or more of the
    following areas:
    a. in the scene shop
    b. in the costume shop
    c. by participating in lighting hang and focus (requires training)
    d. ushering for other Theatre Arts productions
    e. assisting with rehearsal set-up/cleanup
    f. helping with publicity (distributing posters and flyers, helping
         with lobby display, appearing at promotion events, etc.)
    While it is preferred that the majority of hours be spent on the production in
    which the actor is cast, hours may be obtained by completing these tasks  for
    other SRJC productions in the same semester (deadline determined by the
    student's director)
7. Participate in all aspects of the rehearsal and performance process,
    including strike
Repeating students will demonstrate increased depth and breadth in completion of assignments.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 80%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Professionalism; Production Hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Script and score of selected musical.
Theatre Arts Actor's Handbook

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