Musical Theater Lesson and Study Guide | Matilda the Broadway Musical

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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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Matilda the Musical is a very popular production especially with fans of author Roald Dahl's book, Matilda. Students learn through a study guide about its journey to Broadway, plot, characters, songs and even trivia! This one or two-day lesson can stand alone or be combined with one of my Famous Artist biographies or another musical, such as Spongebob Squarepants.

In addition, a teacher could use this lesson with students who are distance learning. #DistanceLearningTPT

Note: I created a digital version of this lesson for you. I split up the teacher's pages from the students and added answer boxes to the questions sheet. I hope it helps!

Need a quick emergency lesson plan? Or one for a substitute? Everything is provided for the busy teacher.

This Product includes:

  • Letter to Teacher
  • Two Warm Ups-One physical and one imaginative
  • Teacher's Script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Photos from the Broadway Production
  • Plot of the Musical
  • The History of the Production
  • Information about the Creative Staff: Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly
  • A Shortened Lesson: What are the Tony Awards?
  • Tony Awards it Won
  • New York City Map with Competing Theaters Labeled
  • Student Note Page
  • Teacher Note Page Key
  • Extension Activities--Terrific Suggestions & Ways to Secure the Learning and Enrich the Experience
  • Sources & Links to Film Clips from the Show
  • And More!

Comprehensive? You bet.

This is a unique, engaging product created by an award winning, veteran drama teacher of 38 years.

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Here's what reviewers have said of Dramamommaspeaks products:

Tony Awards

A resource that includes everything you need! Two-days of diving into the world of Tony Awards, students will love it. Brimming with fascinating trivia!

Lin Manuel Miranda

WOW! WHAT an AWESOME Resource!!!! Thanks for providing the questions, the links, a couple of different teaching options. This could be a great sub plan, but I know every teacher wants to do this lesson for themselves. Love that you finished with a great tweet from L M Miranda. Kids are gonna love THIS!

Set Design, Fairy Tale Setting

"This is such a wonderful and creatively made resource!"

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Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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