Theater

Acting in Vocal Performance

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A young performer is preparing a well-known and challenging song in this video adapted from Broadway or Bust. She works with a coach to find a successful way to connect to the song and accommodate her type of voice and temperament. He suggests specific ideas to think about while singing and uses a scene partner to help her build the interpretation.

Raising the Bar | Cyberchase

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry and Bianca have new jobs at a movie theater concession stand. They compete with each other to see who can sell the most snacks, and they report their sales using bar graphs. When their graphs are compared, it appears that Harry has sold more, but Bianca is not so sure, so she takes a closer look at the scale of each graph.

Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

El Caso de la Mochila con Mal Olor | Take the Stage en Español

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Conviértete en un detective para resolver el Caso de la Mochila con Mal Olor! Actúa las pistas y saca conclusiones para resolver el misterio. 

Cuando el detective Bentley no puede entender por qué su mochila huele mal, recorre los acontecimientos de su día para encontrar pistas. Asumiendo el papel de detectives, los espectadores representan los eventos del día de Bentley y usan pistas textuales para resolver el caso.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Sacar conclusiones de los hechos presentados en el texto y respaldar esas afirmaciones con evidencia textual.

View the English version of El Caso de la Mochila con Mal Olor by clicking here.

History of the World | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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The Demon Butcher of Fleet Street and his landlady Mrs. Lovett sing a duet about turning his victims into tasty pies in this excerpt from the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As the last song in Act 1 of the musical, this dark comical song introduces the macabre plan to make pies out of Todd's enemies and then sell them to the unsuspecting public.

Liz Vandal : Becoming a Costume Designer | Me, Dorothy

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After making her first fashion drawing at 9 years old, Liz Vandal knew she’d become a costume designer. But she also knew it would take more than just innate talent to get her there. Now, as the the costume designer for The Kansas City Ballet’s world premiere of “The Wizard of Oz,” she gives her tips on how to set yourself apart.

The Contest | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Two London barbers compete in a shaving contest in this excerpt from the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Watch as the Italian barber Signor Pirrelli and Sweeney Todd battle to give a man the fastest shave.

Matthew Pierce: Becoming a Music Composer | Me, Dorothy

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Matthew Pierce moved to New York City to “find fame and fortune,” but he felt like there was something he was missing. Then he met a guitarist and began writing music. One tip the Kansas City Ballet’s music composer for The Wizard of Oz offers is to master an instrument, because it gives you the tools and confidence to explore music in any way.

Worst Pies in London | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Sweeney Todd encounters Mrs. Lovett and her Pie Shop in this excerpt from the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett, Todd's former landlady, sings to him of her terrible tasting pies in this humorous number.

Artistic Roots: Alabama's Creative Culture (Full Episode)

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Artistic Roots: Alabama’s Creative Culture explores the study and creation of music, theatre, sculpture, folk, and visual arts around the state. Students have the opportunity to learn about folk art from the Cargo Collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art, meet Medusa being carved from Sylacauga marble, visit a community playhouse in Montgomery, witness a giant sting ray mural come to life on Dauphin Island, discover what it takes to become a record producer in Birmingham, and experience a studio session at the infamous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Studying the arts provides opportunities for students to expand their understanding of the world and their place in it and gain essential skills needed to create their own artistic expressions.

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