We will be learning about Broadway and Musical Theatre through a
research project. Students must select a musical currently on Broadway and will be working in class to complete a series of activities. The project is made up of several components that are due throughout the course of the unit. The culmination of the project is a presentation including a PowerPoint presentation, performance of creative writing samples and a short performance from the musical.
Students will use a variety of sources including www.playbill.com to gather information about a current Broadway production. Addresses learning standards related to the job of producers and business managers in theatre. Also uses key research and technology skills in a project based learning environment.
I have successfully used this project at both the middle school and high school level adjusting the length of the project and number of required components. It has also been used in Theatre Arts, Technical Theatre and Theatre Production classes.