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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o66jIYpwh3M9mgTeSgBYFBo_o8Hqhw98_WNLXv2f854/edit?usp=sharing

Start Date

13-12-2016 11:15 AM

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Many musical films are inspired by stage shows that originated on Broadway. While this transition still remains popular today, there is also a continuous rise in the popularity of adapting a film into a stage show, regardless if the film possessed any musical elements to start. This research aims to explore the elements and creative decisions needed in order to adapt a film into a stage musical. The focus will be primarily aimed toward the preproduction of a musical and how the creative team is able to manipulate the preexisting story from the film into the confinements of the stage. With a weeklong trip to Manhattan, I would be able to explore the process of creating and directing a musical adaptation of a film. The trip would include viewing a series of popular musicals that derive from successful films as well as musicals that have inspired films. These viewing would be in the context of the Broadway Teaching Group’s annual theatre conference, allowing insight on the preproduction and production of such adaptations. With the knowledge gained from the conference, I intend to explain the creative process of translating a work from the screen to the stage.

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Mentor: Robert DeMaio

 
Dec 13th, 11:15 AM

Screen to Stage: The Adaptation of Films to Stage Musicals

Many musical films are inspired by stage shows that originated on Broadway. While this transition still remains popular today, there is also a continuous rise in the popularity of adapting a film into a stage show, regardless if the film possessed any musical elements to start. This research aims to explore the elements and creative decisions needed in order to adapt a film into a stage musical. The focus will be primarily aimed toward the preproduction of a musical and how the creative team is able to manipulate the preexisting story from the film into the confinements of the stage. With a weeklong trip to Manhattan, I would be able to explore the process of creating and directing a musical adaptation of a film. The trip would include viewing a series of popular musicals that derive from successful films as well as musicals that have inspired films. These viewing would be in the context of the Broadway Teaching Group’s annual theatre conference, allowing insight on the preproduction and production of such adaptations. With the knowledge gained from the conference, I intend to explain the creative process of translating a work from the screen to the stage.

http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/honors-research-and-exhibition/2016/section-02/4