SESSIONS AT A GLANCE: JR. Edition
Session 1: INTRODUCTION
Discover fundamentals of musical theatre, learn about jobs in the theatre, explore the characters and plot of The Lion King JR. and perform scenes.
Session 2: PRIDE
Explore the structure of The Lion King Experience, create an Ensemble Contract and develop a strong community.
Session 3: RHYTHM
Explore call and response, learn foundations of djembe drumming and create original rhythms.
Session 4: RITUAL
Understand the theatrical ritual of warming up, learn various physical and vocal warm-ups and create an Opening Ritual.
Session 5: STORY
Investigate the story of The Lion King, explore dramatic structure, experiment with adaptation and write in character voice.
Session 6: FOUNDATIONS
Learn the parts of the stage and experiment with foundational music, dance and acting concepts.
Session 7: PROCESS
Discover the audition, rehearsal and performance processes for The Lion King and bring them to life.
Session 8: OBJECTIVE
Explore characters objectives in The Lion King, investigate given circumstances and experiment with various acting techniques to perform strong objectives.
Session 9: CHARACTER
Explore various characters in The Lion King and develop strong characters through movement, improvisation and analysis.
Session 10: ENSEMBLE
Understand the importance of a strong ensemble in the theatre, and create original ensemble characters.
Session 11: VISION
Meet the director of The Lion King, explore the concept of a director's vision and create a directorial vision for The Lion King JR.
Session 12: IMAGE
Explore the design process, and discover how a director's vision can be realized through design. Create original mask, puppet and costume designs.
Session 13: TRANSITION
Understand the various transitions used in the theatre, and create original theatrical transitions through design, directing and performance.
Session 14: SPACE
Explore the use of space in the theatre, and use scene changes, set design and blocking to tell the story of The Lion King.
Session 15: SOUND
Explore the use of sound in the theatre, and experiment with microphones, Foley art and underscoring to create the aural world of The Lion King.
Session 16: ATMOSPHERE
Explore how atmosphere is created on stage, and use sound, lighting and movement to create atmosphere and mood for The Lion King.
Session 17: CUE
Discover how various people in the theatre work together to bring a show to life. Investigate the various cues that take place on stage, backstage and in the house.
Session 18: REFLECTION
Reflect on the various sessions and accomplishments of The Lion King Experience, and put everything together for a final performance.