Musical Theatre Grade 5

Performing Arts

Exam Overview

In the Grade 5 Musical Theatre exam, candidates will undertake a Performace, Technical Skills Demonstration and Understanding & Reflection component. All requirements for this exam can be found in the PAA Musical Theatre syllabus available to download for free here.
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Exam requirements

The performance

A group piece of musical theatre, performed from memory, in which candidates perform a range of acting, singing and dancing throughout.

Technical skills demonstration

Acting, singing or dancing skills demonstrated through a series of short exercises designed to be achievable during a class warm up or technical workshop over a number of weeks.

Understanding and reflection

The sharing of ideas on the given topic based on the performance seen in the examination in a discussion facilitated by the examiner.


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