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Writing and Performing Musical Theatre

Sir Tim Rice

Writing and Performing Musical Theatre

Write captivating lyrics with the legendary lyricist behind Evita, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

This course includes:

23 lessons

4.5 hours

21 exercises

What you'll learn

Join Sir Tim as he shares advice on everything - no musical skills necessary. You’re one step closer to seeing your name up in lights.

  • Conveying emotion, story and mood through song
  • Take your musical idea to the stage
  • Go behind the music with Alan Menken
  • Learn the art of collaboration
  • Nail auditions with Jane Deitch
  • Master performance and writing techniques

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Sir Tim Rice is one of the most successful and celebrated lyricists of all time. For his incredible body of work, including much-loved productions Evita, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aladdin, and The Lion King, Tim has won numerous awards. With three Oscars, five Grammys, two Oliviers, three Golden Globes, three Tonys and even an Emmy under his belt, there are few people better placed to help guide you to achieve your showbiz dreams.

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Lesson plan (23)

  1. 01

    Writing and Performing Musical Theatre Introduction


  2. 02

    Starting out


  3. 03

    What's a good idea?


  4. 04

    What makes a great lyric?


  5. 05

    Overall structure


  6. 06

    Writing for film


  7. 07

    Artistic collaboration


  8. 08



  9. 09

    The making of Evita


  10. 10

    Getting a musical produced today


  11. 11

    Writing a hit song - part 1 - Don't Cry For Me Argentina


  12. 12

    Writing a hit song - part 2 - A Whole New World


  13. 13

    Building character


  14. 14

    When lyrics don't work


  15. 15

    Making the music - with Alan Menken


  16. 16

    Performance: Auditioning tips


  17. 17

    Performance: Acting through song


  18. 18

    Performance: Ballads


  19. 19

    Performance: Duets


  20. 20

    Performance: Comedy


  21. 21

    The audition process


  22. 22

    Tim's 10 Golden Rules


  23. 23

    The final word


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