NOTE: This course is part one of a two quarter commitment. You must be prepared to enroll for Winter quarter if you plan to enroll in Fall. This Fall course is for 4 units.
Mandatory 1st mtg. on Monday, 2 October 2017
This offering will create the 6th all-original CCS Musical, again for television, following on successful efforts in 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2015. Imagine a musical theater laboratory/think-tank within the confines of CCS! Giving birth to a hot concept, fanning its first febrile sparks, refining it in the crucible of two quarter's feverish but fun work, and then moving to display it to the University community in early spring! Now imagine it taped by UCSB Video Services, produced for UCTV, and streamed from UC's national TV channel anytime, anywhere. It's all in the works here...and it's all previously happened. "CCS MUSICAL--Creative Team" will engage CCS writers and composers as lyricists as well as tunesmiths, discovering how lyrics and tunes weave inextricably together in this special art form.
CCS music composition faculty Jeremy Haladyna, for many years a broadcaster and radio producer well-versed in techniques for media writing, will tie evolution of the book tightly to songwriting efforts. The cast will be selected at the onset of Winter Quarter in auditioning on roles, singing and reading "sides" authored by the class. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FINAL STAGE PRODUCTION AND TAPING FOR TELEVISION IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SPRING QUARTER. This is needed of you even though there will be *no* formal enrollment in the course for Spring Quarter.
*Fall enrollment prerequisites:* composing music/lyrics: limited places but open to both CCS & L&S Music Composition Majors... writing lyrics and dialogue: open to CCS Writing and Literature, Theater/Dance and related majors who demonstrate a strong commitment to (and respect for) the art form, and an aptitude for writing dialogue. Note: prospective writers on the project should bring 3 pages of their best dialogue to the first class mtg. on October 2nd. These pages will comprise your audition.
In the Winter, "Creative Team" will enroll for just 2 units and be automatically enrolled for 2 units in "CCS MUSICAL--Production," which will then proceed to build sets, develop the lighting plot, plan costume design, etc., etc. Winter production course: CCS Art Majors are encouraged to enroll along with students who have crewed for Theater and Dance or Film Studies. Any and all are likewise encouraged to audition for the cast.
Course materials: Supplemental material will be provided. In Fall Quarter, we will need people with laptops at the evening sessions to function as stenographers and copy editors.