So this week we had four new musicals to explore…
The Saturday Juniors left Bugsy Malone behind and started to look at something very different indeed – SEUSSICAL! This is a musical based on the famous Dr Seuss characters, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, The Grinch and many, many others.
They had a go at learning this beautiful song, Solla Sollew.
Here they are taking part in an acting through song exercise with Lynieve, that involves really looking hard for something they’ve lost (and trying not to lose their harmony parts at the same time!)…
The Seniors started to look at THE WEDDING SINGER musical, which was also very different to what they had been doing before!
They started to learn It’s Your Wedding Day from the show,
which is much more rock based so Lynieve got them to try rocking out to the music physically – I won’t embarrass them by posting photos but needless to say they looked a bit like this…
In acting they carried on with it and started to look at some of the scenes, which are very funny, so it’s definitely looking like we’ll have at least one comedy from the Seniors at this year’s gala!
These guys had a BIG challenge on their hands this week as they started to look at INTO THE WOODS JNR.
Sondheim, being Sondheim, the songs are quite tricky, but these guys, always up for a challenge, really got stuck into to try to learn Ever After…
In Dance, they did loads of fantastic Werewolf work (just in time for Halloween) and in Acting they did some fantastic improvisations around fairy tales.
They also looked how to make a character or situation really believable by how other characters react to them… here is a clip of an exercised called ‘Clint Eastwood’ which works on the principal that we don’t believe that Clint Eastwood is the tough guy because he does anything in particular, but because everyone else around him behaves as though he is!
The Seniors had an afternoon exploring some songs and choreography from BRING IT ON the musical, which is based on the film about rival cheer leading teams… particularly looking at how to give and take each other’s weight because in the Broadway show, the choreography looks like THIS!