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Musical Theatre

Minor in

Musical Theatre

Linfield's musical theatre minor is designed to provide you with the artistic and critical tools to study and perform musical theatre. This interdisciplinary minor is offered in collaboration between the music department and theatre program. Study the three components that make up the complete musical theatre performer – musicianship, acting and dance. Analyze the art form, paying particular attention to the ways in which musicals engage issues of gender, sexuality, race, nationality and identity.

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As a musical theatre minor at Linfield

you might take:

Musicianship I

Develop essential musicianship skills in hearing, sight-singing, notation, theory, improvisation, keyboard playing and analysis. (MUSC 210)

Acting I

Fundamentals of acting, including techniques that free the actor, basic skills needed to communicate inner truth, analysis of roles and the interdependence of all people on stage. (THTR 181)

History of the Broadway Musical

Historical, theatrical, musical and movement analysis of Broadway musical theatre. Examine the ways race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and ability are represented and investigated in musicals. (MUSC/THTR 375)

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop artistic and critical tools to study and perform musical theatre.

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  • Gain proficiency in the three main areas of musical theatre performance: acting, singing and dancing.

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  • Participate in collaborative art-making practices with directors, music directors, choreographers and designers.

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  • Understand the interrelations among music, theatre, opera, performance techniques and performance history.

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