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Advanced Drama and Musical Theatre

Dramatic concepts, performance, improvisation, stage design



Melinda Rushing


Class size:

minimum 10, maximum 20


Additional fees:

$35 - scripts and music fees


Class options: (Meets once/week)

 (Tues-3) 12:05-1:25  


Pre-requisites for class:

Intro to Drama, or previous acting experience* See instructor


Graduation requirement:

Fine Arts credit for high school

  • Course Description

This course will be for students who have completed the Intro to Drama course or who have previous acting experience (but will be up to the teacher's discretion).  We will dive deeper into many of the concepts introduced in the Intro to Drama class.  We will explore more opportunities in improvisation.  We will also be working on longer monologues and putting together more short plays and scenes.  Students will gain knowledge of how to audition and practice this process. 


We will also learn more about musical theater. We will study at least one musical in depth and learn what goes into putting on a performance both on stage and backstage.  We will also learn more about sets, costumes and props. This group will have at least one full play performance during the year. They will also participate in the end of the year review.

  • Required Books & Materials
  • 3 ring notebook 

  • Notebook paper 

  • Pencil 

  • Classwork / Homework

Class time will consist of learning about dramatic concepts and proper performance techniques. Students will perform monologues in class and will work together on partner dialogue and scene performances. Class time will be used for rehearsals on partner work and preparing for performances. 

Students will be required to work on their monologues, scene lines, and music outside of class. Memorization will be required for most performances both in class and on stage.

Approximate time for homework:  Times will vary but should not be more than an hour per week. There will also be one or two evening rehearsals leading up to our performance.

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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