Broadway History - 100 Years of US Theater History
Hayley Travers Voice/Singing/Piano/Acting Teacher
Discover the history and evolution of Broadway musical theater, an iconic American art form. Gain a new perspective on US history and the American Musical cannon. Perfect for learners interested in music, theater, and history. #academic
US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Course: The History and Evolution of Broadway Musical Theater Week 1: Origins and Early Years Introduction to the origins of Broadway musical theater, the first musicals, and key figures such as George M. Cohan. Students will also learn about the development of musical comedy and explore the social and cultural context of early Broadway musicals. Week 2: Golden Age of Broadway The rise of the Golden Age of Broadway, exploring key musicals and creative figures of the era such as Rodgers and...
This class is taught in English.
Develop an understanding of the history and evolution of Broadway musical theater. Explore the significant contributions of different composers, lyricists, and performers to the American Musical cannon. Understand the cultural, social, and political contexts that have shaped Broadway musical theater over time. Analyze the themes, characters, and musical styles in different Broadway musicals. Enhance critical thinking skills through class discussions and reflection activities. Improve research and presentation skills through the final project.
Homework OfferedMost homework will be watching musicals via provided links. There will always be free options as well as options available on popular streaming services like Disney Plus and Netflix.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Computer or tablet with a stable internet connection Notebook or journal for note-taking Pen or pencil for note-taking Optional: headphones for listening to musical excerpts or video lectures without disturbing others
Themes include: Gender Expression, Race in America, the HIV/Aids Crisis.
Students will need to access YouTube links and PDF's sent via out school.
Meet the teacher
Welcome to my online music and acting lessons! My name is Hayley, and I am an experienced online music teacher with a passion for theater, music, and storytelling. As a professional Union actor and graduate of New England Conservatory and...
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Live video meetings
3-7 learners per class