Date(s) - 04/10/2012 - 05/10/2012
Centre for Theatre and Performance 2nd year students
Guest Director: Matthew Lockitt
Stephen Sondheim is considered by many to be the Shakespeare of the American Musical Theatre. Oscar Hammerstein II is a pivotal figure in the maturation of the musical theatre as an art form. When they met, Hammerstein the mentor took the young Sondheim as his pupil and set the budding writer four homework tasks to be completed over four years:
- Write a musical based on a play that you like.
- Take a play that you think is flawed, but think could be improved by being turned into a musical.
- Adapt a non-dramatic text, a novel etc, into a musical.
- Write an original musical.
Centre for Theatre and Performance students, working in groups, tackle one of these assignments and write outlines, characters, songs and segments of dialogue for a musical as their final assessment in first semester. In second semester they compile their work, performing a revue of scenes and songs of their own devising.
Performance Dates and Times
- October 4th at 1pm and 7.30pm
- October 5th at 7.30pm
- October 6th at 7.30pm