Musical Theatre Categories & Classes

 

Additional Repertoire --

One own choice selection of Musical Theatre Comedy or Musical Theatre Ballad. Piano accompaniment only.
Cabaret Class --

A selection from a Cabaret, Revue or a similar genre Collection. Piano accompaniment only.
Comedy Class

A musical theatre song from all the genres listed in the Additional Rules #1. This selection must be of a comedic nature. Piano accompaniment only.

Ballad Class

A Musical Theatre song from any of the genres listed in Additional Rules #1 that is serious and of an introspective nature. No comedy selections permitted. Piano accompaniment only.

Production Class

The performer is to present a program of 2 contrasting selections taken from different or the same musical – in any of the genres listed in Additional Rules #1. The adjudication will be based on the total entertainment quality of the performance (vocal and character portrayal). Selections must not have been used in any other musical theatre class. Time limit 10 minutes. Piano accompaniment only. Solo performances only allowed in this class.

Motion Picture Theme Song

Title selection taken from a motion picture (Non-musical Theatre) sung in a straight solo style only. Example: “My Heart Will Go On” from the Motion Picture Titanic. No props, costumes or movement permitted. Piano accompaniment only. No microphones. Solo performances  only.

 

Popular Music / Own Composition -

For students looking for feedback on vocal technique exhibited in popular music or their own composition. Music accompaniment must be live (no recordings or sound tracks) - suggested piano, guitar, ukulele; acoustic accompaniment. No electronic support will be offered (microphone, etc) and sheet music must be provided. 

 

GROUP CLASSES

Musical Theatre Duo (6 minutes max) - no microphone allowed

Musical Theatre Trio (6 minutes max) - no microphone allowed

Musical Theatre Ensemble (group of 4 or more) (10 minutes max) - no microphone allowed

Glee / Musical Theatre Group (12 minutes max)

This Glee Competition is primarily a singing competition with a show choir structure. A presentation of one or more songs that may include, but is not limited to, musicals, Broadway and/or popular music. Adjudication will be based on 60% vocals, 20% expression/enthusiasm, and 20% choreography. Microphones, props and costumes permitted; but must be provided by group (festival does not provide microphones or stereo). Props must be moved by performers. Time allowed is 12 minutes maximum, including set up.

Instrumental back-up tracks on CD are allowed. Please label your CD accordingly: Group name, title, runtime, etc. and provide own stereo.

Glee Club/ Musical Theatre Choral will be divided by school levels (see below). Please indicate on the registration form which level, number of students, average age of group.