Company I: Acting Technique Elective

Company I: Acting Technique Elective Overview

All technique classes are an opportunity for Company/Broadway students to come together, working on skills applicable to both season's titles. Students broaden their abilities and are more prepared to meet future challenges on top of present ones. Students in Acting I learn technique through mimicry and demonstration. They begin to understand how their body can affect their projection and stage presence. Each new skill propels the performer and their production forward.

Elementary elements of diction and enunciation are introduced as we help performers lose modern and regional accents. Their bodies and faces will become more expressive. They will also explore their current comfort zone with playing villains, comedic characters and characters that are emotionally similar to themselves.

Your child will learn elementary elements of:

  • Acting styles
  • Acting is reacting
  • Character motivation
  • Projection and enunciation
  • Trust in self and others
  • Text interpretation
  • Body movement
  • Expressive voice and face
  • Time and age portrayal

Rapunzel, a musical adaptation based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, is no love story. It’s a tale of friendship and family. It starts with a girl, traded at birth, and locked away in a tower. Her hair was so long it was the perfect place for the witch to hide her magic. Rapunzel didn’t know she was a princess until a group of thieves entered her tower and the Witch’s scheme was foiled. Wonderful characters make up this ensemble cast such as the royal family, Rapunzel’s woodland friends, and a band of hilarious thieves who aren’t very skilled at being criminals.

Show Specific Skills

  • Understanding of Antagonist vs. Protagonist
  • Explore the nature of comedy through happy endings
  • Appreciation of medieval dress
  • Learn and practice skills needed to act like animals