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397 reviewed resources for musical theater

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Musical Theater Performance

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Musical theater is a trifecta, requiring cast members to be actors, singers, and dancers. Help theater arts students develop these skills with a unit designed to prepare them for a staging of a musical.
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Les Miserables, Oliver!, Andrew Lloyd Weber Musical Theater Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
In this musical theater worksheet, students will read summaries of Les Miserables, Oliver!, and the professional career of Andrew Lloyd Weber. After reading the summaries, students are asked to evaluate the plot and the characters of the...
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The Band's Visit: A New Musical

For Parents 9th - 12th Standards
The study guide for David Yazbek's musical based on Eran Kolirin's film, The Band's Visit, is packed with background information, images, and cultural connections. The resource is the perfect accompaniment to a study of the musical.
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School of Rock the Musical: Education Guide

For Parents 6th - 12th Standards
That old fashioned rock and roll comes alive as theatre arts students prepare to attend a live performance of the musical School of Rock. Packed with both pre- and post-production materials, the guide has it all. Rock on!
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ALADDIN: Broadway's New Musical Comedy

For Parents 5th - 9th Standards
Aladdin, Disney's Broadway musical comedy, is a magic carpet ride. Prepare your class for a field trip to the show with a study guide that is a treasure trove of activities, cultural connections, and background information.
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Black History Rap

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students write a rap or hip-hop lyric about the life of a famous Black American. They explore famous Black Americans in history and explore how the rap form compares to other forms of poetic expression.
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About Musical Theatre

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A reading comprehension worksheet traces the history of musical theatre. It starts with ancient Greece choruses and continues through the ballad and comic operas of the Renaissance, the operettas of Britain, France, and Germany, the...
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The Lion King—The Broadway Musical Study Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Musicals have been adapted from stage plays, novels, and movies. With The Lion King, Disney transforms its animated film into show-stopping, live-action musical theatre. The guide Disney provides to accompany a study of the award-winning...
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Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical

For Parents 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you are planning a class trip to the theater or want to engage your drama club in an inclusive production unit, a resource focused on the Broadway musical Anastasia is sure to capture young imaginations. It includes background...
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Kinky Boots—The New Musical: Official Show Guide

For Parents 9th - 12th Standards
Drag queens in thigh-high shiny red leather boots! Welcome to Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning musical about a young man trying to save his family-owned shoe-making business. With an engaging story line and songs by Cyndi Lauper, the...
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The Fantasticks: Exploring the Longest Running Musical in History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Need extensions for those class members who welcome additional challenges?  Check out the activities in this packet designed for The Fantasticks, billed as the "longest running musical in history."
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From Page to Stage

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners, utilizing video clips and Web sites, compare specific passages from original texts to moments in Broadway musicals on which they were based, analyzing similarities and differences between them. They adapt literature into a...
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Performance Principles for Musical Theatre

For Students 6th - 12th
Introduce theatre arts students to the principles of musical theatre with a short information sheet that identifies and explains the importance of eight performance principles. 
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Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a series of five exercises intended to bring movement, dance, and theater into the classroom. Intended for special ed classes, but appropriate for any grade, learners will pantomime, play pretend, dance, move, and create...
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A Study Guide for The Phantom of the Opera

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Immerse yourself in the beautiful, twisted world of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. A detailed lesson plan provides important details about the writing, stagecraft, music, and literary elements of the famous musical, as...
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Adapting a Musical

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students transform literature into musical productions. In this integrated arts lesson plan, students discuss how musicals are written and produced. Students then select literature they are familiar with to adapt into musical productions.
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Poor Unfortunate Theater: Crash Course Theater #48

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it's impossible to keep up with the Joneses. Scholars watch video 48 in the Crash Course Theater and Drama series that describes poor theater, which takes out the typical lights, costume, and sets that rich theater includes....
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Into Africa and Wole Soyinka: Crash Course Theater #49

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There are two distinct periods of African theater: BC (before colonialism) and AC (after colonialism). The 49th installment of the Crash Course Theater and Drama introduces viewers to African dance and theater traditions. However, they...
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Wicked: A New Musical

For Parents 6th - 12th
It isn't easy being green, especially if you are a green witch in the Land of Oz. Elphaba, the main character in the popular musical, Wicked, teaches viewers this and many other life lessons as she battles intolerance, prejudice, and...
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Beautiful—the Carole King Musical

For Parents 6th - 12th Standards
Everything is beautiful about a digital stage kit designed for a study of Douglas McGrath's The Carol King musical, Beautiful. Of particular interest are McGrath's notes about the challenges he faced crafting the musical about King,...
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West Side Story Song Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
People who are not fans of musical theater often cite the (seemingly) spontaneous songs as distractions from the plot. But in most musicals, the songs serve to drive the plot and to provide valuable insight into character motivation and...
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Dear Evan Hansen: A New Musical

For Parents 6th - 12th Standards
A musical about society anxiety, loneliness, suicide, dysfunctional families, and the spread of posts on social media can open up deep conversations in a high school classroom. The 2017 Tony Award Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, takes an...
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Chicago: The Musical—Education Pack

For Parents 6th - 12th Standards
"Razzle dazzle 'em. And they'll make you a star!" Chicago, with its focus on celebrity, on the manipulation of the press, and on how razzled versions of the truth can dazzle spectators, is an ideal choice for any study of American...
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WAITRESS on Broadway: Educational Toolkit

For Parents 9th - 12th Standards
What are the ingredients of happiness? Jenna, expert pie maker and the main character in the musical, Waitress, is faced with this question, as she struggles to free herself from an abusive marriage and pursue a happier life. The...

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