CLASS 21 – MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO, ANY VOICE (SENIOR)
Candidates in Class 21 may proceed to National competitions.
All selections are to be sung from a published score, in the published key (no transposing), of a staged musical and be gender/voice type appropriate. Competitors may use costumes, one(1) hand prop per selection, and stage movement (no dance break). Spoken passages are allowed only if published in the score provided.
The term “Up-Tempo” is used to describe music with a lively tempo, often comedy, ie One Hundred Easy Ways (Wonderful Town). The term “Ballad” is used to describe music with a slower tempo, often of a serious or introspective nature, ie – On My Own (from Les Miserables).
The following is a definition of the Musical Theatre Repertory:
- Tin Pan Alley era (1920 – 1949) – Composers such as Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Weill, etc.
- The Golden Age (1943-1974) – Composers such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Harnick and Bock, Sondheim, etc.
- Contemporary Musical Theatre repertoire (1974-present day) – Composers such as Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, Schwartz, Finn, Jason Robert Brown, etc.
One selection by Sondheim is recommended.
Selections are not to include operetta/light opera (ie: Romberg, Johann Strauss, Lehar, Offenback, etc.)
Competitors must be recommended to the Provincial Music Festival with two (2) selections consisting of the following:
- One(1) selection must be a Musical Theatre Ballad.
- One(1) selection must be a Musical Theatre Up-tempo.
- Maximum time limit is 40 minutes.
- Three(3) selections consisting of :
- One(1) selection must be a Musical Theatre Ballad
- One (1) selection must be a Musical Theatre Up-tempo
- One(1) selection from the Musical Theatre Repertory