Musical Theater: A Significant Place

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A Significant Place My experiences in musical theater are significant to me due to all the positive impacts it has had on my life. Being a part of musicals has grown my confidence by helping me overcome my stutter and stage fright. It also helped improve my school performances school, along with increasing my interest in creativity and all the parts of a performance the audience docent see. My first encounter with musical theater was when I was in elementary school. I was convinced by my mother to audition for the school 's performance of Seussical The Musical. At that time I had a slight stutter. I remember yelling at my mother telling her I could never be in a musical due to this disability. However, I had no idea how different it was to…show more content…
Due to my dyslexia and ADHD, I struggled in most of my schooling. In the classroom, I had problems paying attention, writing, reading and working in groups. As my love for being in the theater grew, I found ways to link the theater in my everyday life. This happened by understanding how similar my school is in a theater performance. When it came to English I practiced my lessons as if it was a script. I was understanding the characters I see on the page, along with the one’s on the stage And the same went for writing. I began to write as if it was a story that I could see myself playing a role in. During class, I would find myself drifting into daydreams. I would go to class not interested in learning. And would do anything I could to not get called on. However being a part of performances incurred me to do better, because we would not be allowed to perform with low grades. This gave me the drive to do well. And most importantly I lured about teamwork. During a performance, not one person plays a bigger role than another. The people working behind set has the same responsibility as the lead. If there was one person not at a rehearsal it would disturb the progress of the show. Everyone has to work together and do their part to make the performance the greatest it could be. This followed me into group projects and into class discussions. Without theater, I wouldn 't be going to college…show more content…
I always remembering thinking that if I wasn 't the lead I meant nothing to the performance. That the only person who mattered was the leads and a few dancers. When I got into high school I understood the roles everyone played in the theater. Everyone on and off the stage was a major aspect of every performance. They were just as important as the lead. I wanted to be apart of it all and see what the building blocks of a show were. I was given the chance to help with set design, lighting, producing and even costuming a show. I developed a passion for being behind the scene more than being on stage. Through my experiences backstage, I began to become more creative and open minded. I was able to see progress and how I could get there. I loved learning about the show and bringing it to life on
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