Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a great week. I think by now, all of us have begun to really adjust to this new way of life, although it does not necessarily make things any easier. I hope that, despite the circumstances, all of you are finding time for yourselves to take care of your personal and mental well-being. 

By now, you should be able to access your Term 3 report cards in MyEd. Be aware, you mark is based on the work we did before Spring Break. If you have any questions about your Term 3 mark, please let me know by email and I can give you more details. 

This week, our focus will be on the next unit of this course: Musical Theatre. As I know that many of you already learned about the elements of Musical Theatre in my Acting 11/12 class last semester, some of this may be repetitive. I suggest that you take a quick look at the pre-recorded lesson that I made for the Drama 9/10 class to refresh yourself on some things, but if you already feel like you understand Musical Theatre pretty well, then consider this week to be a lighter week on work.

For the next few weeks, students in the Drama 9/10 class will be learning about Musical Theatre and watching videos/films. While you are also welcome to participate in this, your focus as Directing/Scriptwriting students will be to produce your own concept musical. I will post the link to the Drama 9/10 lesson below, as well as the instructions for your assignment, which should cover multiple weeks.

As you will not have an assignment due this week, you will not have to formally submit anything. However, I would like each of you to check-in with me to let me know that you have read the assignment below by commenting below, on Microsoft Teams or by email before 11:59pm on Sunday, May 10th.


Link to Drama 9/10 Lesson (for your own reference on Musical Theatre):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ePmOul43cG164k-Z4-1qWtLtViLIQx8p

**If you have trouble viewing the lesson, please let me know and I can try to find another way to get the information to you.


Musical Theatre Assignment:

For Musical Theatre, I am tasking each of you with creating a concept musical that incorporates elements of musical theatre to tell a narrative about your own life or experiences. This assignment should be deeply personal to you, and I want you all to give a lot of thought into which songs you want to represent your personal experiences as growing individuals.

By “concept musical,” what I am asking for is exactly that: a concept. I want you to outline a narrative based upon your own experiences (these can be high school experiences, life experiences, childhood experiences, or even a fictional narrative that focuses on an area of importance in your life). Within this narrative, you should be including songs that you feel express your deepest desires, goals, dreams and emotions.

I am not asking for a formal script, but rather, giving a general synopsis of the narrative, indicating the points your songs appear, and what these songs express when they appear.

For this concept, I would like you to include at least five songs that you feel speak to your experiences as a person. While I am giving you as much choice as possible for what these fives songs are, I want you to also include the following:

  • An “I Want” song that gives an idea of what your goals or desires are in life (or what they were at one point).
  • An “11 o’ Clock Number” that responds to your “I Want” song, and expresses how those desires have been fulfilled, changed, been lost or grown in some way.

This Concept Musical assignment will be due on Sunday, May 24th at 11:59pm. This will give you about three weeks to think about this assignment, and complete it. I will also be linking you to the Drama 9/10 lessons during those weeks in case you’d like to participate in the activities that they will be doing. Please don’t forget to check-in each week by leaving a comment below or on Microsoft Teams.


I hope that everyone gives a lot of thought to this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at giuliano.vigna@burnabyschools.ca. 

Have a great week.

-Mr. V

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