The Modern Musical: Broadway From 2000 to Today

Hayley Travers Voice/Singing/Piano/Acting Teacher
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(110)
Discover the world of the Modern Broadway Musical in our educational four-week course for ages 12-16, exploring the evolution of modern musicals from 2000 to today. Hamilton, Wicked, and more!

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Beginner - Intermediate Level
This class is taught in English.
Learning Goals for "The Modern Musical: Broadway From 2000 to Today" course:

**Week 1: Broadway's Evolution (2000-2010)**
1. Understand the historical context and cultural influences that shaped Broadway musicals in the first decade of the 21st century.
2. Identify key productions from this period and analyze their contributions to the evolution of modern musical theater.
3. Compare and contrast the characteristics of musicals from this era with those from previous decades.
4. Develop critical thinking skills through in-depth discussions and critical analysis of musical numbers.

**Week 2: The Rise of Contemporary Classics (2010-2020)**
1. Recognize and appreciate the musical and thematic diversity within Broadway shows of the 2010s.
2. Analyze the music, storytelling, and visual elements that made certain productions stand out as modern classics.
3. Discuss the impact of technology and pop culture on the creation and reception of modern musicals.
4. Develop the ability to critique and articulate the merits of different musicals.

**Week 3: Diversity and Inclusion in Modern Musicals (2020-Present)**
1. Explore the significance of diversity, representation, and inclusion in contemporary Broadway productions.
2. Analyze the themes and messages of musicals that address social issues and underrepresented voices.
3. Discuss the ways in which theater can be a powerful medium for promoting social change.
4. Develop empathy and a deeper understanding of the experiences of marginalized communities.

Week 4: 
1. Understand the significant trends that will predict future Broadway hits
2. Analyze any potential financial pitfalls of putting on Broadway shows in the modern era 
3. Researach Social Media Trends and how they may impact casting on Broadway. 

By the end of the course, students will have a deep understanding of the evolution of modern musical theater, be able to critically analyze and appreciate contemporary Broadway productions, and have the skills to create their own mini-musical. Furthermore, they will gain an appreciation for diversity, inclusion, and the power of musical storytelling in addressing important societal issues.
Homework Offered
Students will be watching/listening to new musicals weekly.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Many musicals contain sexual imagery/suggestion, curse words, complex themes like gender identity, racism and suicide. These shows will be talked about in a respectful but honest way. 

Dear Evan Hansen (Suicide/Self Harm)
Come From Away (September 11th)
Hamilton (Sexuality/infedelity) 
Avenue Q (Sexuality, racism)
The Book Of Mormon (Parody of the Mormon Religion). 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(110)
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... 
Group Class


weekly or $96 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
40 min

Live video meetings
Ages 12-17
2-8 learners per class

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