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Drama and Music Theatre

Introduction to drama, performance skills and all aspects of music theater



Melinda Rushing


Class size:

minimum 10, maximum 20


Additional fees:

$35 - scripts and music fees


Class time: (Meets once/week)

(Tues-1) 8:45-10:05  (Wed-2) 10:10-11:30


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:


  • Course Description

This course will introduce students to drama and acting. We will cover terminology, concepts, blocking, and the history of theater. There will be monologue work and in class performances as well as partner dialogue work. We will also do several in class group performances.  We will also cover improvisation and have many opportunities to explore and have fun with it.  


We will also cover some music theater. Students will be introduced to terminology, concepts, styles, and composers. We will study a few musicals and write about them. We will also be preparing and performing a drama and musical review at the end of the semester. This will include various monologues, scenes from plays, and musical numbers the students work on throughout the year.

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

  • Classwork / Homework

Class time will consist of learning about dramatic concepts and proper performance techniques. Students will perform their 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 the spring performance. 

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.

  • Required Books & Materials
  • 3 ring notebook 

  • Notebook paper 

  • Pencil 

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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