2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Theater Intensive: Musical Theater

Revised Last Updated: 03/10/2009

Spring quarter

Faculty: Walter Eugene Grodzik theater, acting

Faculty Signature Required: Admission by audition. Auditions will be conducted in WEEK 5 of Winter Quarter (watch for notices). For more information contact Walter Eugene Grodzik at (360) 867-6076 or grodzikw@evergreen.edu.

Major areas of study include acting, directing, theatrical design, stage management, dramaturgy, costuming, lighting, sound, publicity, theater history, critical theory and dramatic literature.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

This program will consist of participat­ing in a faculty-directed stage produc­tion of the Pacific Northwest premiere of a new musical, The Flight of the Lawn Chair Man, a wonderful and wacky musical that was recently the hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Synopsis: When the quiet, suburban life of Jerry Gorman becomes too much to bear, he attaches four hundred helium balloons to a backyard lawn chair and takes to the sky. Jerry soars and soars, but he will ever come down?

Auditions:

Where: COM Building, Experimental Theater

When: Tuesday, February 3, 4-7pm

Wednesday, February 4, 2-5pm

Thursday, February, February 5, 4-7pm

You can bring a short song, 1-2 minutes, or one will be provided for you.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be a week later. Tuesday, February 10, 4-7pm and Thursday, February 12, 4-7pm. The audition, rehearsal, and production work will follow a professional theater model that students can expect in any Off-Broadway or regional theater.

Needed:

11-20 actors/actresses for major roles and chorus. You don't have to be a great singer/actor/dancer just willing to bring your enthusiasm and willingness to work hard.

Students interested in costuming, set construction, lighting, sound, publicity and prop construction.

Assistant musical director/rehearsal pianist

Assistant choreographer

Assistant stage manager

Video/film/animators for scenery

This is going to be great fun and a lot of hard work. Please bring your enthusiasm, commitment, and an excellent rehearsal attitude.

The program will spend the first seven weeks in rehearsal, and it will culminate in a fully mounted production in the Experimental Theater.

Credit awarded in musical theatre, acting, directing, design, stage management, dramaturgy, costuming, lighting, sound, and publicity according to which function the individual student specializes in, and also in theater history, critical theory, and dramatic literature.

Credits: 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 35

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in education, theater, the arts and humanities.

Planning Units: Expressive Arts

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 6th, 2008 The name of this program has changed from Rehearsal and Performance: Theater to the current title.
January 21st, 2009 Revised title and program description. Important audition information added (Feb 3-5).
March 10th, 2009 Enrollment increased to 35.