Musical Theatre Ex1

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Musical Theatre Ex1
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Survey to Musical Theatre Exam 1 Study
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  1. What are the production responsibilities of the Producer?
    • Finances the production either through his/her own money or money from investors (called "angels")
    • Hires the creative team: playwright, composer, lyricist director, choreographer, and designers
    • Overall head of the production: has 'the final say'
  2. What are the production responsibilities of the Playwright?
    • Writes the story line
    • Writes the dialogue for the character - referred to as "the book"
    • Works with composer, lyricist, and director
  3. What are the production responsibilities of the Composer?
    • Write the music: Melodies, Harmonies, and accompaniment
    • May or may not do the orchestration - the parts that the orchestra plays
    • May or may not be the lyricist
  4. What are the production responsibilities of the Lyricist?
    • Writes the words to the song
    • May or may not be the same person as the playwright
  5. What are the production responsibilities of the Director?
    • Responsible for staging the play (the blocking: movement on stage by the actors) // the compositional "pictures on stage"
    • Hires the actors
    • Works with the playwright, composer, lyricist, choreographer, and designer
    • Frequently responsible for the "vision" or "concept" of the production
    • Reports directly to the Producer

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