Behind the Scenes of the “Wicked” Touring Company
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Go behind the scenes to see what it takes to move the musical “Wicked” into the Fabulous Fox Theatre.  Learn from the Company Manager and Production Stage Manager as they share the logistics involved in moving the sets, costumes, cast, and more from city to city on a national tour.  

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: DTheatre-188**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Prior to viewing the video, have students list as many components that they can think of that must be managed as part of a touring Broadway musical. Then, after viewing the video, compare their lists to what they learned in the video.
  • Did your school put on a musical? If so, have students discuss what it would be involved to “take it on the road.”


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.