Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 PM CST at Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S Racine
This class will focus on writing musical theatre songs. Students will explore different genres of theatre (golden age, rock, lyric etc.) before studying different character tropes and which characters typically sing which songs in theatre (“I want” songs or Act 1 finale etc.) Then they will develop their own character/circumstances and write musical theatre songs to be performed as either solos or in small groups. Some students will focus on lyric writing and those with more musical experience will focus on melody writing. This class culminates in a sharing of the songs created during class.