(Due to the Columbus Day weekend, there will be no class on October 11.) Musical theatre performance is more than singing a song, it is acting through a song to tell a story. Students will explore how to interpret and connect to the lyrics to tell the story in the music. Development of characters is stressed as well as simple movement, choreography and stage presence. Two or three staged musical numbers will be choreographed for final performance. INSTRUCTOR BIO: MICHAEL PAGE graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor's degree in Theater, focusing on Musical Theater Performance, Directing, Dance/Choreography, and Lighting. He has been very active for the past 8 years in the Alexandria theater community, working with theaters such as; MVCCT, PCP, ACCT, and LTA. He has directed, choreographed, and fight choreographed children and adults alike. He is excited to be returning to the Alexandria area to resume teaching and sharing his passion of the performing arts.