Musical Theatre Production by Tyler Eatherton

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Students will understand the structure and timeline of a Musical Theatre production, as well as the history, business, and the role of different individuals that surround Musical Theatre. Students will refine their understanding of Musical Theatre, as well as continue developing the directing techniques that have been previously learned. Students will also select a selection from a musical and direct a performance (working collaboratively with others), as well as a directing promptbook.

Grade Level: 9-12
Elements: Acting, Producing/Directing
Keywords: lesson plans, teacher tool, unit, acting, musical theatre, directing
National Core Theatre Standards:
Anchor Standard: : #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Cr1.1.II.c . Use personal experiences and knowledge to develop a character that is believable and authentic in a drama/theatre work.

Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Cr1.1.III a. Synthesize knowledge from a variety of dramatic forms, theatrical conventions, and technologies to create the visual composition of a drama/ theatre work.
Anchor Standard: #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH.Cr2.1.II.b Cooperate as a creative team to make interpretive choices for a drama/theatre work.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Cr2.1.III.b Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.
Anchor Standard: #3. Refine and complete artistic work.
Grade Level Performance Standard: TH:Cr3.1.II.b, Use research and script analysis to revise physical, vocal, and physiological choices impacting the believability and relevance of a drama/ theatre work.

National Core Arts Standards © 2015 State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) on behalf of NCCAS. All rights reserved. www.nationalartsstandards.org

This curricular unit is one of  fourteen created by pre-service Theatre Education students in methods classes taught by Dr. Mary Schuttler, Professor of Theatre Education at the University of Northern Colorado.  All units were piloted in Colorado schools as a part of the student coursework.   The units were then adjudicated by teams of benchmarkers from EdTA–veteran teachers and troupe directors from our membership.   All curricular units are aligned to Colorado state standards for Theatre Education and all have been cross mapped to the National Core Theatre Standards. Each unit contains the following sections:

  • Map & Calendar showing required time for instruction
  • Detailed demographics for the piloting school
  • Unit goals, standards and lesson objectives
  • Day to day lesson plans
  • Suggested supporting materials
  • Pre and Post Assessments
  • Analysis of Assessment results from pilot

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EdTA Teacher Tool 17: Musical Theatre Production by Tyler Eatherton

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