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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Mainstage Musical (Production Course)


Version 1: 87 hours (8 weeks). Version 2: 96 hours (12 weeks).

CAP21, 18 W. 18th Street, New York, NY.

 Version 1: August 2009 - June 2015. Version 2: July 2015 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: strengthen their approach to collaboration by immersion in rehearsal and public performance of a book musical. Version 2: Students will be able to: understand and explain storytelling; integrate music and lyrics; demonstrate a mastery of choreography; apply music theory, acting, vocal, and voice and speech techniques; rehearse in a professional manner by applying proper etiquette and process; collaborate in creative and performance process; integrate a creative process with rehearsal process; create a rehearsal process to prepare material for rehearsal; utilize a physical score; develop personalization in all material; perform lines on voice; and utilize physical space with a partner (partnering).


Version 1 and 2: The purpose of the course is to strengthen artists' facility as full collaborators by participating in the rehearsal process and public performance of a book musical with an ensemble of fellow actors. Focus is on integrating and augmenting actors' technique and skill levels to solidify a strong foundation for working in the musical theatre industry. A book musical from the canon of muscial theatre will be selected. Some examples are: Into the Woods, The Boyfriend, Grand Hotel, State Fair, Urinetown, The Boys from Syracuse, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Pippin, and The Wild Party.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Musical Theatre, Drama, and related disciplines (5/10) (7/15 revalidation).