Mounting a Musical (without the drama)
A school-wide musical can build community, showcase collaboration, highlight student achievement and underscore the importance of arts in education. Musicals are a lot of work! With this in mind, BAL is excited to launch partnerships with teachers and schools looking to put on full-scale musicals. Through these partnerships, teachers are paired with experienced theatre-makers and drama educators from the first audition until the curtain closes on the last performance. Teachers will be able to creatively engage with BAL’s Teaching Artists throughout this collaborative process on elements from blocking to choreography to scenic design. We will be present for each rehearsal and work to engage educators and students together in building a magical musical. Students will be directed by a theatre professional and teachers will learn the ropes of the complex world of children’s theatre production.
Alternatively, we are excited to collaborate with a school in directing a musical without a direct teacher-partner in the process. Our seasoned Teaching Artists will connect your school’s students and staff in the creative process from play selection to filling the audience as family, friends and community members watch your students shine.
Reach out to us today to discuss the ways we might best connect your teachers and students with the incredible possibilities a school-wide musical can present.