8th Musical

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Essential Questions: 

• What are the components that make up a musical?
• What does it take to be a successful participant of an ensemble?
* What are facets of a musical production? (eg. set design/building,costumes,advertizing, drama, music and dance)

Content: 

. Parts of an operetta: plot, characters, songs, movement/staging.
* Social-cultural context of the era when the operetta was written

Skills and Processes: 

*Performance of a full-scale operetta
*Audition, rehearse and perform
*Demonstrate an understanding of the parts of an operetta: plot, characters, songs, movement/staging, costumes and makeup

Assessment: 

*Audition, performances (at last show we ask the students if they want teacher prompting backstage)
*Self evaluation and teacher narrative

Resources: 

Scores of Gilbert and Sullivan operetta (Mikado,Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe,HMS Pinafore)

Multicultural Dimension: 

*Examine the play's historical context, classism, sterotyping, and how one culture views another
e.g.

British parliamentry system at the turn of the 19th century. Japenese culture & traditions