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 soundtracks) - suggested piano, guitar, ukulele, acoustic accompaniment.

No electronic support will be offered (microphone, etc.)

Sheet music must be provided. 

 

 

GROUP CLASSES

 

Musical Theatre Duo

Time limit:  6 minutes max

No microphone allowed

 

 

Musical Theatre Trio

Time Limit:  6 minutes max

No microphone allowed

 

 

Musical Theatre Ensemble

Group of 4 or more

Time limit:  10 minutes max

No microphone allowed

 

Glee / Musical Theatre Group

Time Limit:  12 minutes max including set-up

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.

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.