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Program Details - Musical Theatre

Actor in Top Hat on Stage - SMTHEA 3066 Musical Theatre Intensive: June 1 - July 1, 2021

This program earns 4 credits (THEA 3066). The intensive consists of online classes in Acting, Dance for Musical Theatre, Vocal Technique, and Musical Theatre Workshop.  Students will work one-on-one with the faculty to perfect a number in the various disciplines.

Your typical week might look something like this:

Mondays

  • 10:30-11:30 am              
    Dance for Musical Theatre with Alfie Parker, Jr.             
                                      
  • 12:30-2:30 pm
    Vocal Technique with David Sabella
    Accompanist: David Gaines (1:30pm - 2:30pm)
    Two hour Masterclass with David Sabella or small group studio classes
     
  • 3-6 pm                
    Musical Theatre Workshop with John McDaniels
    Accompanist: David Gaines
    Three hour Masterclass with John McDaniels or one hour small group studio classes 

Tuesdays

  • 10:30-11:45 am     
    Acting/Games with Julie Boyd
     
  • 12:30-2:30 pm         
    Vocal Technique with David Sabella
     
  • 3-6 pm                
    Musical Theatre Workshop with John McDaniels
    Accompanist: David Gaines

Wednesdays           

  • 10:30 am-12 pm              
    Dance for Musical Theatre with Alfie Parker, Jr.
     
  • 1-3 pm           
    Acting/Games/Guest Speakers with Julie Boyd     
           
  • 3-5 pm 
    Vocal Technique with David Sabella
     

Thursdays       

  • 10:30 am-12 pm    
    Dance for Musical Theatre with Alfie Parker, Jr.
     
  • 1-3 pm
    Vocal Technique with David Sabella
    Accompanist: David Gaines
     
  • 3-5 pm           Musical Theatre Workshop with John McDaniels
    Accompanist: David Gaines

How are we going to do this?

Fordham will sponsor licenses for a software solution that all but eliminates latency. The hardware that students will need can be found here. Once you are accepted to the program, we will be more than happy to walk you through purchasing your kit. Technical support will be available a few days before class begins and throughout the semester.

A musical theatre improvisation exercise from the last day when students were asked to use the prompt text: "What I learned this summer at Fordham." In 10 minutes, they came up with this exhilarating vocal and physical share.  The exercise required everyone to have a solo, harmony, choreography, and a chorus sung between the solos. Accompanist: Mana Allen and David Wolfson