Teaching the Song

Considering a workshop on or a complete course in musical theatre? Musical theatre performers must be triple threats. They must be actors, singers, and dancers. Check out an article, designed for instructors, packed with suggestions for how to craft lessons that engage class members in developing not only their singing skills but that also encourage students to practice the dramatic flare required in musical theatre. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show the clip "Betrayed" from The Produces as a model of the exuberance required in musical theatre
  • Then have groups view videos of the other performances mentioned in the article and rate them using the performance rubric found in this resource
Classroom Considerations

  • While the article contains a variety of suggested activities, no complete lessons are included
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • The big idea is to create a classroom environment where pupils can risk, where they can dare to be bad
Cons

  • No links are provided to the suggested performances