"Secure writers don’t sell first drafts. They patiently rewrite until the script is as director-ready, as actor-ready as possible. Unfinished work invites tampering, while polished, mature work seals its integrity."
In elementary theater we focus on skills and knowledge of creative drama. Young children build skills by participating in experiences in which they:
- Imitate and re-create the world around them
- Develop body awareness and sensory and emotional perception
- Explore the environment and play with sound.
As they get older, children engage in warm-ups and theater games to help them move from dramatizations with simple plots to more complex plots, characters, and ideas. Pantomime (non-verbal movement) develops from early stages of spontaneity and imitation to structured movement that communicates emotions and ideas.
T.O. Smith Theatre class 4th grade song about the Golden Spike!
Mrs. Burton’s 4th grade theatre students created their very own song about the Golden Spike and the Transcontinental Railroad. In theatre class, students learned about Utah’s history by reading plays and writing their own lyrics and creating the music for a one-of-a-kind song. Special thanks to Kelin Gibbons and the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre songwriters program.
Upcoming Theater Events
2018- Region One-Acts 3rd Place
2018- State Musical Theater 1st Place
2019- Best Costume Design (Utah High School Musical Theater Awards)