Social Studies

Musical Theater History - An American Art Form

This survey examines the history and evolution of Broadway musical theater, one of America’s great art forms.
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New class

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Next on Sat Jun 18

Meets Once per week
2pm - 2:50pm

Next on Tue Sep 13

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Tue Nov 8

Meets Once per week
1:30am - 2:20am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

Students will understand the characteristics key to the evolution of show music and of Broadway musical theater.
Students will learn of the social and historical elements inherent in the development and dissemination of Broadway musical theater.
Students will learn to identify the major writers, composers, performers, and milestone shows that exemplify Broadway musical theater.
Students will learn to go beyond just listening to music and bring to bear the historical, biographical, sociological, and musical knowledge they gain from course materials to their experience of Broadway musical theater.
Each week will require a YouTube musical assignments and notes pertaining to themes and trends covered in the previous week's class. Students will work on a 300 word paper due 24 hours before the last class summarizing what they have learned and predict the next American Musical Theater Trend. 
Students will be graded on verbal participation and engagement, completion of required viewing and a successful and on-time final paper. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Ages 14-18. 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. 


Hayley Travers
Lives in the United States
New Yorker with a love of Music, Theater and Stories!
38 total reviews
80 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! My name is Hayley. I'm a New Yorker who probably saw a Broadway show just last night! I have a passion for Theater, Music and Storytelling which I love to share with my students. I have a degree in vocal & piano performance from New... 
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