$3 Advance Tickets
$4 Online Tickets
$5 Day of Concert
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: In Clayton State University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Music Drama Workshop, students learn techniques of musical acting appropriate to all forms of Western music drama (including opera, operetta, and musical theatre) and apply them to public productions. The philosophy of the ensemble is that all these forms of music drama are equally valid expressions of acting through the medium of music. Spring shows are fully produced and performed in Spivey Hall with orchestral accompaniment. Fall shows or scenes programs are performed in a variety of venues that may include school tours, Young People’s Concerts, performances for CSU classes, and off-campus performances.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts, with majors in Music, Music Education, and Theatre, offers students a myriad of options in the study of performing arts and in preparation for a career in the performing arts. The Theatre concentration in the BA Performing Arts is a versatile program that allows students to pursue theatre studies in the context of a liberal arts curriculum. Our program is designed with an eye toward the realities of professional theatre and is directly connected to professional theatre in Georgia. Each faculty member is a working artist in the world of professional theatre. Students work closely with faculty to develop new work and/or discover new interpretations of classical works.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE: Love—connecting, misconnecting, disconnecting, and reconnecting—is the most popular subject in Western drama, and it forms the common theme of Music at Play. From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, this program compares and contrasts the conventions and construction of spoken drama and musical drama through an examination of several scenes from plays, cabaret style. Through performance and commentary, Clayton State students help audiences learn more about how the interaction of music and drama can affect and alter both art forms.
RECOMMENDED GRADE LEVELS: 6-12
CROSS-CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Fine Arts, Language Arts
GENERAL MUSIC STANDARDS MMSBC.6-7, MMSIC.6-7, MM8AC.6-7, MHSBC.6-7, MHSIC.6-7, MHSAC.6-7, MHSMC.6-7
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