Competitions - Group Musical

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Rules
from the "FLThespian" website.
 
  1. The selection must be drawn from published musicals (or published material from the musical) written for the theatre. No original works, medleys, or screenplays. Each selection may contain dialogue and each participant must be actively involved in the musical selection.
  2. The selection must appear in the currently published and leased version of the musical as a duet musical performance. The selection may also have appeared as a duet musical performance in any Broadway or West End revival. Any other deviation from this rule must be approved in advance of the competition by the State Director. Each selection may contain dialogue and each participant must be actively involved in the musical selection.
  3. The performer MUST use non-vocal musical accompaniment which can be live or taped unless expressly written to be performed without musical accompaniment.
  4. APPROPRIATE ATTIRE MUST BE WORN See What (Not) to Wear.
  5. A hat is a prop only when it is a necessary part of the dialogue or the dance routine; otherwise, it is a costume and is not permitted.
  6. The performers may choose only to dance if it was a dance only number in the Broadway or West End revival of the show.
  7. Not to exceed five (5) minutes.
  8. Five (5) chairs and one (1) sturdy table will be provided.
  9. The performer MUST provide his/her own cassette or CD player.
  10. A piano MAY NOT be available.
  11. SMALL GROUP MUSICAL VARIANT: Between 3 and 7 performers.  Seven (7) chairs and one (1) sturdy table will be provided.
  12. LARGE GROUP MUSICAL VARIANT: Between 8 and 16 performers.  Sixteen (16) chairs and one (1) sturdy table will be provided.
  13. The performer MUST provide his/her own cassette or CD player.
 
Best Scores ... Ever! (States)
 
Critics' Choice
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Superior
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Excellent
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Judges' Criteria
 
  • Character Development/Consistency
 
  • Delivery/Style
 
  • Character Interaction
 
  • Emotional Commitment/Believability
 
  • Pitch/Intonation
 
  • Staging/Choreography
 
  • Vocal Production/Technique
Best Scores ... Ever! (Districts)
 
Critics' Choice
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Superior
 
no Troupe 6172 Thespian has ever earned this score in this event.
 
Excellent
  • Chrissy Herreid, Abby Fleck, Aly Oquendo, Alex Duran, Alyssa Blackledge, Brianna Loviglio, Chanda Albritton, Holly Morris, Iain Cameron, Jasmine Dixon, Julia Todd, Lucas Esteves, "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" (2012)
  • Desiree Bonilla, Megan Dart, Lexi Davies, Cara Dozier, Starlett Hill, Kelsey Loynaz, Lisa Noury, Jessica Olarte, Mary Powell, Miranda Ross, Johora Ramotar, Megan Russell, Nicole Salce, Lauren Vanhelden, "Forget About the Boy/Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2007)
  • Wes Ford, Stephen Hopkins & Zico Tabet, "Fugue for Tinhorns/ Guys & Dolls" (2006)
Sponsor's #1 Advice

Rehearse.  Over and over, and over again.  Then again.  Find a student director who is committed to leading and then agree to listen to them.  To score well on this, you must all be absolutely tuned in to each other, and clearly having fun on stage doing it.

This is a phenomenally competitive event at the States level.  You'll be up against Performing Arts magnet schools who have Dance, Vocal, and Acting instructors all triple-teaming together to bring students to this event.  And, all of the students in the event have had to pass auditions just to get into the school, period - never mind into the event they're in.  You have to believe in yourself and work yourself to the bone.  You can do it.

 

Thespians' Advice

"Block, block, block!"

-- V Ortega ('05)

 
If you are a Thespian who has competed in this event, please send your advice to Mr. Gaudet to be included on this page!
 

 
What (Not) To Wear
According to the Florida State Thespians, in performances:
 
IE Performance Attire
 
We, your Florida State Thespian Student Representatives, have been informed of concerns regarding proper attire for I.E. participants. In the past, judges have found certain items of clothing inappropriate and most of all, distracting to our performances. Therefore, we find that the following attire suggestions are needed:
 
Girls
Boys:
Participants in musical theatre categories should feel free to wear rehearsal or dance attire that provides full coverage. In any event, we find it best to avoid clothes that restrict movement onstage and make sure that your hair does not prevent the judges from seeing your face. We also recommend that you avoid noisy jewelry, distracting colors, patterns, designs, etc. Let it be about your performance and not your attire.
Be advised that wearing inappropriate and/or distracting attire could possibly interfere with your performance.
 
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