The name says it all! “Musical” – the vocal quality and dance aspects of the performance and “Theatre” – the emotional and verbal aspects. A performer must understand the emotional truth that motivates the lyric and how it fits within the story so it can be delivered effectively. Great performances are not solely dependent on a beautiful voice. Many of the most memorable musical theatre performances have been delivered by non-singers or singers with voices that were far from beautiful. Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady), Ethel Merman (Annie Get Your Gun), Jimmy Durante (The New Yorkers). Therefore, these classes will challenge the student to become a complete performer. The voice, movement, emotional fullness and stagecraft of the actor must all work together to create a memorable performance. The classes are structured to focus on all these elements of musical theatre. Parents and invited guests will view a “showcase” performance at the end of the class session.