Music and Musical Theatre

February 14, 2019: 

Happy Valentines Day! As a sweet treat, here are the instrumental tracks for "The Addams Family". OFF BOOK DATE IS MARCH 14th! Happy Practicing!

SONG: OVERATURE WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMS

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-01 Overture When Youre An Addams 3.m4a

SONG: WE HAVE A PROBLEM PART 1

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-02 We Have Problem Part 1.m4a

SONG: WE HAVE A PROBLEM PART 2 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-03 We Have Problem Part 2.m4a

SONG: FESTERS MANIFESTO

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-04 Festers Manifesto.m4a

SONG: PULLED PART 1 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-06 Pulled Part 1.m4a

SONG: PULLED PART 2 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-07 Pulled Part 2.m4a

SONG: PULLED PART 3 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-08 Pulled Part 3.m4a

SONG: ONE NORMAL NIGHT PART 1 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-09 One Normal Night Part 1.m4a

SONG: ONE NORMAL NIGHT PART 2 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-10 One Normal Night Part 2.m4a

SONG: BUT LOVE REPRISE 1 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-12 But Love Reprise 1.m4a

SONG: BUT LOVE REPRISE 2 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-13 But Love Reprise 2.m4a

SONG: GOMEZS WHAT IF 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-14 Gomezs What If.m4a

SONG: WHAT IF PART 1 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-15 What If Part 1.m4a

SONG: WHAT IF PART 2 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-16 What If Part 2.m4a

SONG: WHAT IF PART 3 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-17 What If Part 3.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 1A 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-18 Full Disclosure Part 1a.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 1B

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-19 Full Disclosure Part 1b.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 1C

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-20 Full Disclosure Part 1c.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 1D 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-21 Full Disclosure Part 1d.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 1E 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-22 Full Disclosure Part 1e.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 1F

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-23 Full Disclosure Part 1f.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 2A 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-24 Full Disclosure Part 2a.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 2B 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-25 Full Disclosure Part 2b.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 2C

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-26 Full Disclosure Part 2c.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE PART 2D 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-27 Full Disclosure Part 2d.m4a

SONG: JUST AROUND THE CORNER

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-29 Just Around The Corner.m4a

SONG: INTO THE MOON AND ME 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-30 Into The Moon And Me The Moon And Me.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 1 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-31 Crazier Than You Part 1.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 2 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-32 Crazier Than You Part 2.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 3 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-33 Crazier Than You Part 3.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 4 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-34 Crazier Than You Part 4.m4a

SONG: LIVE BEFORE WE DIE 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-37 Live Before We Die.m4a

SONG: TANGO DE AMOR 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-38 Tango De Amor.m4a

SONG: FINALE WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMS 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-39 Finale When Youre An Addams.m4a

SONG: BOWS EXIT MUSIC 

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/2-40 Bows Exit Music.m4a

January 24, 2019: 

Hello all! Please see below for Practice Tracks for "The Addams Family". If there is a song that has not been uploaded...but it says it in the script, it was left out because it was a song with no lyrics and will be used for scene changes/transitions. Happy Singing! 

SONG: OVERATURE WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMS

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-01 Overture When Youre An Addams 2.m4a

SONG: WE HAVE A PROBLEM PART 1

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-02 We Have Problem Part 1.m4a

SONG: WE HAVE A PROBLEM PART 2

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-03 We Have Problem Part 2.m4a

SONG: FESTERS MANIFESTO

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-04 Festers Manifesto.m4a

SONG: PULLED APART PART 1

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-06 Pulled Part 1 2.m4a

SONG: PULLED APART PART 2

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-07 Pulled Part 2 2.m4a

SONG: PULLED APART PART 3

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-08 Pulled Part 3 2.m4a

SONG: ONE NORMAL NIGHT PART 1

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-09 One Normal Night Part 1.m4a

SONG: ONE NORMAL NIGHT PART 2

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-10 One Normal Night Part 2.m4a

SONG: BUT LOVE REPRISE PART 1

 https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-12 But Love Reprise 1.m4a

SONG: BUT LOVE REPRISE PART 2

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-13 But Love Reprise 2.m4a

SONG: GOMEZS WHAT IF PART 1

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-14 Gomezs What If.m4a

SONG: WHAT IF PART 1

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-15 What If Part 1 2.m4a

SONG: WHAT IF PART 2

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-16 What If Part 2 2.m4a

SONG: WHAT IF PART 3

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-17 What If Part 3 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 1a

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-18 Full Disclosure Part 1a 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 1b

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-19 Full Disclosure Part 1b.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 1c

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-20 Full Disclosure Part 1c 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 1d

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-21 Full Disclosure Part 1d 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 1e

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-22 Full Disclosure Part 1e 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 1f

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-23 Full Disclosure Part 1f 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 2a

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-18 Full Disclosure Part 1a 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 2b

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-25 Full Disclosure Part 2b 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 2c

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-26 Full Disclosure Part 2c 2.m4a

SONG: FULL DISCLOSURE 2d

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-27 Full Disclosure Part 2d 2.m4a

SONG: JUST AROUND THE CORNER

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-29 Just Around The Corner 2.m4a

SONG: THE MOON AND ME

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-30 Into The Moon And Me The Moon And Me.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 1

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-31 Crazier Than You Part 1 2.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 2

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-32 Crazier Than You Part 2 2.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 3

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-33 Crazier Than You Part 3 2.m4a

SONG: CRAZIER THAN YOU PART 4

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-34 Crazier Than You Part 4 2.m4a

SONG: LIVE BEFORE WE DIE

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-37 Live Before We Die 2.m4a

SONG: TANGO DE AMOR

https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-38 Tango De Amor 2.m4a

SONG: FINALE WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMS

 https://westmount.fsd38.ab.ca//multimedia/1-39 Finale When Youre An Addams 2.m4a

December 13, 2018: 

Please find below the schedule for Musical Theatre. Be aware that this is subject to change, if this schedule does change I will do my very best to get all of the new information to you ASAP! 

 

 

November 12, 2018: 

We are fresh off of the Remembrance Day Performances and the students who participated did an incredible job! We have a very talented group with us this year in the Musical Theatre program. I hope to see all of you at our "Showcase Spectacular" coming up on Thursday of this week - November 15th from 6:30-7:30 in the Learning Commons. This will be an opportunity for those in attendance to get information on our musical, as well as give the students more time to share what they have been working on. 

For those that are unable to attend, an email will be sent along with all of the information regarding what was covered in our meeting. Hope to see you there! 

 

October 29, 2018:

We will be holding a Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, November 15th. This will be an evening filled with great performances from the grades 7-9 Musical Theatre classes, as well as the important information for the upcoming Auditions for our Musical, "The Addams Family". There will be coffee and snacks provided, and the evening will run from 6:30 - 7:30pm in the Learning Commons here at Westmount. We are calling it our, "Showcase Spectacular" and we hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 

Also, I wanted to pass along an exciting opportunity for students interested in seeing Strathcona Tweedsmuir's performance of "Mamma Mia". The play runs November 28, 29, 30 and December 1st and tickets are $18.00. Please contact Katrina Tashlikowich, Director, if you have any questions or to order tickets (tashlik@sts.ab.ca or 403-938-9112). Please be advised that the performance is PG - 13. 

October 10, 2018: 

Great News! We have decided on a play! This year, the Grade 7-9's are going to be performing the Middle School Version of *insert drum roll here* THE ADDAMS FAMILY!!! I'm sure that was much less exciting than I intended seeing as how I announced it to the student's a couple of weeks ago, but I'm very excited to be working with a more mainstream piece of theatre. There will be a couple of changes from last year's Musical Theatre class with a few great opportunities for those involved! Due to this, I will be having a Parent Information Night hopefully near the end of October/beginning of November to pass along all of that important information (schedule, rehearsal expectations and new opportunities). This will hopefully give you more ideas as to what to expect as we get closer to starting work on the Production in the New Year. I will have information on when that Parent Night will be ASAP, and will also be passing along a handout/sharing a document to those that are unable to make it. I'm looking to make a connection with the community we have at Westmount, so I hope to see everybody there! 

Musical Theatre 7 has been working on a Radio Play in preparation for a Remembrance Day Performance. They have been focusing on how their voice can be the most effective communication tool through their development of characters and sound effects. Their Radio Play, "The Mystery of Spooky Hill" is a perfect fit to get them trying out different accents, using their creativity to come up with sound effects to assist in telling the story instead of showing it. After this project, they will be working towards a Poetry Reading for the Remembrance Day Assembly on November 9th. This will involve them using their voices in a different way to assist in setting tone/mood of a very important ceremony. 

Musical Theatre 8/9 have also been working on Choral Speaking Techniques through the performance of different Dr. Seuss Poems. They have learned how different techniques can be effective in enhancing the telling of a story through: repetition, echo, percussion, unison, as a round, cloze and alternation techniques. They were given a Dr. Seuss Poem and had to decide on where they were going to be using each technique as they had to use ALL of them in their practice piece. The next step for this, is for them to choose their own Dr. Seuss Poem and see where these specific Choral Techniques would fit and perform them. These techniques will be used in a Remembrance Day Performance at our Assembly on November 9th. They will be focusing on telling the story of a WWII Soldier who is going through the Second World War. The 8/9's will be focusing on the same thing as the 7's in that they will need to adjust their voices to fit the respectful tone of this very important ceremony. 

September 20, 2018: 

Hello again! 

I've had a couple of students already keenly ask about what the Musical will be this year. Rest assured, I will be sharing all of that information as soon as I have it. We have a large group of 7-9 so finding a script that we can use will be a challenging, yet fun task! 

The 7's are going to be introduced to their first project tomorrow when I see them at the end of the day. They will be working on creating a Mock Talk Show where they must choose a host, create characters and conduct an interview. This project will introduce them to what it means to act as a character, and engage with others on stage. 

The 8/9's have just been introduced to their first project today! They will be working on a Monster Project, where they are tasked with creating a monster and using their best description to create a sense of fear within the audience. They are not required to act like the monster, they are simply going to be focusing on their storytelling skills and how they evoke the sense of fear through describing. 

These two projects allow students to engage in how they carry themselves on stage, as well as focusing on important aspects of theatre. 

Throughout the course we will be using projects like this to assist in our culminating Musical Performance in the latter half of the year. We will be creating character, using scripted work and focusing on different elements of theatre/musical theatre. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: cochranes@fsd38.ab.ca

 

Hello everyone! 

My name is Sara Cochrane, I'm very excited to be at Westmount School this year! I come to Westmount with 7 years of teaching Theatre/Musical Theatre and am very impressed with the students I have seen so far. In my previous experience, I have taught abroad in China and South Korea as well as working in the Private Sector of Calgary. I am beyond happy to have been added to the team at Westmount, and to be working with such a lovely student population. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time! I know we will have a very successful year in Music, Drama and Musical Theatre.

 Ms. Cochrane