Act I rent- create a musical theatre performance piece to share through performance. With critical feedback, it is possible that your piece will be used in the show. Duets and Solos



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Musical Theatre Performance ADA3M/4M


Task: To create a musical theatre production number for performance.

Using the following list of production numbers from Act I RENT- create a musical theatre performance piece to share through performance. With critical feedback, it is possible that your piece will be used in the show.


Duets and Solos

Tango Maureen- Joanne and Mark

Over the Moon- Maureen

Light My Candle- Roger and Mimi

I’ll Cover You- Collins and Angel

You’ll See- Benny


Small Group Ensembles

Will I


On the Street

Christmas Bells

Sante Fe
The following criteria will be evaluated in your performance:
Preparation (indiv)

Musicality (rhythm, tempo) not pitch/projection (indiv)

Stage Presence (indiv)

Use of Stage (blocking) (group)

Choreography (group)

Understanding Lyrics (intention of the piece through tone, attitude, body language, interactions with others) (indiv)

Use the rehearsatracks for performance. You will have access to wireless mics, or wired mics but not lavs. Some students may choose to use the Broadway CD but they must sing along with it. Vocal students should not be using the CD, but challenge themselves to use mics and rehearsatracks.
Musical Theatre Planning Guide: ADA3M/4M

Use this worksheet to develop your focus for your musical theatre production number


Name(s): ___________________________________________________ Production Number: ____________________________________________


  1. How does this production number further the storyline of the show?




  1. What specific lyrics do you think need to be highlighted/emphasized for the audience?




  1. What tone do you hope to set in the presentation of this musical theatre piece?




  1. What staging considerations do you need to be aware of in blocking and designing the choreography?




  1. If there are multiple characters in this performance, what specific details are important to get across in this number about each character (use grid below)







Ch:

Ch:

Ch:

Ch:

Specific Details
















  1. What prop considerations does your production number require? (List props) You are responsible for suitable “temporary” props that represent items in the show.




  1. What costume considerations does your production number require (write out each characters costume list). You are responsible for suitable “looks” for each character that represent the character and style of clothing. You are not required to purchase anything. Rely on your wardrobe, others in the class, and the costume cupboard at B.C.I.





Ch:

Ch:

Ch:

Ch:

Specific Details

















  1. What lighting considerations does your production number require. Think like a director and write out lx cues for our production students to follow during your performance. These should be basic, incorporate only LOOKS we currently use without requiring ANY refocusing or gelling of lights.


Musical Theatre Performance: Evaluation Rubric: ADA3M/ADA4M Performance Strand


Assessment for learning

Grade 11 A3.2 Use a range of techniques and acting approaches to refine performances during rehearsal

Grade 12 A3.2 use different acting approaches to explore and depict character in a variety of situations

Assessment of learning

A1. The Creative Process: use the creative process, both individually and collaboratively, to design and develop a dramatic work

A2. Elements and Conventions: use the elements and conventions of drama effectively in creating individual and ensemble drama work

A3. Presentation Techniques and Technologies: use a variety of presentation techniques to enhance the impact of drama work and to communicate with the audience


Evaluation Criteria


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

A1. Creative Process: (K/U)

Understanding intentionality of lyrics through the storytelling, Preparation

Collaborative Assessment


-limited demonstration of understanding the lyric through the story

-limited preparation (flow)



-some demonstration of understanding the lyric through the story

-some preparation (flow)- inconsistent



-considerable demonstration of understanding the lyric through the story

-considerable preparation (flow)



-thorough demonstration of understanding the lyric through the story

-thorough preparation (flow), unique performance



10 Marks

5 5.5

6 6.5

7 7.5

8 9 10

A2.Elements & Conventions:(A)

Use of Stage, Setting, Concentration, Character Development

Individual Assessment

-limited knowledge of staging (blocking)

-limited understanding of set design, use of props, costumes

-limited attention to character development

-limited attention to concentration (believability in role)



-some knowledge of staging (blocking)

-some understanding of set design, use of props, costumes

-some attention to character development (inconsistent)

-some attention to concentration (inconsistent believability in role)



-considerable knowledge of staging (blocking)

-considerable understanding of set design, use of props, costumes

-considerable attention to character development

-considerable attention to concentration (believability in role)



-staging demonstrates high degree of effectiveness

-thorough understanding of set design, use of props, costumes

-thorough attention to character development, makes interesting, provocative choices

-thorough attention to concentration (believability in role)



20 Marks

10 11

12 13

14 15

16 17 18 19 20

A3. Presentation Technique: (Comm)

Use of Body (Movement), Use of Voice, Musicality

Individual Assessment

-considerable use of body language, movement patterns to convey a story/attitude

-considerable use of voice (projection, intonation, use of pause)

-considerable understanding of musicality of the piece (attention to tempo and rhythm)


-considerable use of body language, movement patterns to convey a story/attitude

-considerable use of voice (projection, intonation, use of pause)

-considerable understanding of musicality of the piece (attention to tempo and rhythm)


-considerable use of body language, movement patterns to convey a story/attitude

-considerable use of voice (projection, intonation, use of pause)

-considerable understanding of musicality of the piece (attention to tempo and rhythm)


-highly effective use of body language, movement patterns to convey a story/attitude

-highly effective use of voice (projection, intonation, use of pause)



-consistent understanding of musicality of the piece (attention to tempo and rhythm)

20 Marks

10 11

12 13

14 15

16 17 18 19 20

Chart Submission for each group: (T/I)- Assessment for Learning- E G S N




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