Musical Theater for Young Audiences, Creation to Performance

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This course focuses on understanding and performing theater for young people. During the semester, students will read and analyze a classic work of children’s literature, explore how it is suitable for adaptation to theater, and then choose a 40-minute adaptation to perform for local schools and after-school programs. Students will also be required to analyze and learn songs from musicals for family audiences, such as Seussical, The Wizard of Oz, Children’s Letters to God, and Annie. During the semester, students will perform songs from youth musicals as well as present written analysis of those musicals. The course will require a tremendous commitment, including preparation outside of class time. This class is by audition only.


By audition
Required Of
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Semesters Offered
Spring Only
Course Chair
Anne Peckham
Taught By
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