Unit Plan

Chicago: The Musical—Education Pack

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"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 musical theatre. The Chicago education pack provides a wealth of materials to enrich any study of Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's musical.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • If no performances are scheduled in your vicinity, Rob Marshall's Academy Award winning film is available
Classroom Considerations
  • The 28-page education pack, based on the London production, includes information about the background and history of the musical, classroom ideas, performance tips, and links to support the teaching of the musical
  • Includes information on production choices, including casting stars in the key roles, using traditional vaudeville-style performances, and non-traditional choices like having the actors directly address the audience thus breaking the fourth wall
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