This is the second quarter of a two-quarter sequence course, but is open to new participants (see following)! NEW ENROLLMENT IS ENCOURAGED FOR PROSPECTIVE CAST & MUSICIANS. IT IS POSSIBLE TO ADD POST-AUDITION. INTERESTED ART STUDENTS unable to enroll in MUS CS 102 "CCS Musical: Design Team," a separate course which mates to this one, may consider this section as an alternative.
CONTINUING ENROLLMENT applies for ALL COMPOSERS and WRITERS comprising the creative team from Fall Quarter ’17.
This quarter “CCS: The TV Musical!” moves into its absorbing production phase. There will be auditions within the initial weeks on material enrolled students wrote during the Fall. Singers and performers are encouraged to enroll after auditions, as they will literally bring this show to life, and can earn compensatory course credit via this section. Composers, too, will make invaluable contributions to the music rehearsals, coaching the singers on the music they have written. The material—lyrics, dialogue and songs— will be brought to the table by those students who worked absorbingly on this during fall quarter. But we will still be heavily involved in musical “finishing” work here, including music for title sequences, crucial underscoring and instrumental bridges. There will also be considerable arranging work--fleshing out piano originals for the stage band.
A major element of this course will be musical rehearsal of the cast and the band, both singly and in groups.
2nd Course in Parallel: Our precision in the course design will be further enhanced by a synchronous course putting our newly minted property through the production process.
Given this arrangement, expect our production to get every ounce of high- powered tech production potential currently possible in the Old Little Theater.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FINAL PRODUCTION RUN IN WEEK 1 OF SPRING QUARTER, including April 8th, even though there is no formal enrollment for spring quarter.
It is not necessary to have taken Part I, and thespians and CCS Art majors are encouraged to take this part for enrollment credit.