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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:

$20 - scripts and music fees


Class time:

Grades 7-12 (3) 12:05-1:25

Grades 4-7 (4) 1:30-2:50


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:

Fine Arts credit for high school

  • Course Description

During the first semester, 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 cover improvisation.


During the second semester, we will cover music theatre. Students will be introduced to terminology, concepts, styles, and composers. We will study various 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • Required Books & Materials
  • 3 ring notebook 

  • Notebook paper 

  • Pencil 

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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