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 II start to harness the true power of their speaking voice. Intermediate elements of diction and enunciation, moving all performers toward the ‘standard american’ accent used by theater and cinema performers. They learn techniques celebrated by actors everywhere, manipulating their body in order to project without straining their throats.
Body movement becomes more animated and reflective of characters. They are also challenged to stretch stretching the range of characters they play, discovering the vast array of fun character-types.
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.