Musical Theatre: Combining Music, Drama, and Dance
In this task, students will explore the same story through two musical theatre versions: The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz. In Part 1, the teacher will provide contextual information that will be helpful for Part 2 and model the note-taking process that the students will use in Part 2.
In Part 2, students will focus on different musical, theatrical, and dance elements in one number from each musical and brainstorm some main ideas for the reflection they will write in Part 3. Students should be able to describe, using accurate terminology, how music, acting, and dance are used individually and in combination to portray the drama in the scene.
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