Crafting The Musical Theatre Song (Summer 2020)
- $299.00 - General
- $249.00 - New Student
Session Dates: Aug 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, Sep 05
Session Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time
Crafting The Musical Theatre Song
Aug 01 - Sep 05
10:00am - 1:00pm Central Time
Instructor: J. Sebastian Fabal
Explore the basic song forms that are the building blocks of successful musicals. This six-week workshop is designed to strengthen storytelling and songwriting fundamentals while encouraging writers to develop their original work. Writers share songs from a musical they’re currently writing or create new songs based on the song forms studied each week. This workshop is for all levels of musical theatre writers and is designed to support composers, lyricists, and book writers.
Sebastian is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and bookwriter. A Cuban-American from Miami, Florida, he moved to Chicago after 7 years in New York City where he received his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Full length shows: Maul Santa (book by Ricky Glore), Yoey & Yeya (2019 Live & In Color Finalist), Alligator Ali (book/lyrics by Chris Widney), Steve-25, The Tenth Floor (book by Sara Cooper, Next Link Selection NYMF 2010, Talkin’ Broadway Outstanding New Musical), Toy Soldiers, Losing Nora; Children’s Theatre: Help Wanted: Pirates!, The Elko Aliens (both with book/lyrics by Chris Widney). Since moving to Chicago, he's worked as a musical dramaturg with The Second City, taught at Chicago Dramatists and Porchlight Music Theatre, and has co-founded the Chicago Musical Theatre Collective.
Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to setup a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!
Aug 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
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