The Magic of Middle School Musicals: Inspire Your Students to Learn, Grow, and Succeed

The Magic of Middle School Musicals: Inspire Your Students to Learn, Grow, and Succeed

by Victor V. Bobetsky, Russell L. Robinson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 157886867X

ISBN-13: 9781578868674

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: R&L Education

Working on a musical is exciting for students, teachers, and the entire middle school community! As the first musical theater book especially written for middle school productions, The Magic of Middle School Musicals provides a step-by-step guide for success. Dr. Victor V. Bobetsky approaches planning and producing musicals in the context of a curricular unit of study

Overview

Working on a musical is exciting for students, teachers, and the entire middle school community! As the first musical theater book especially written for middle school productions, The Magic of Middle School Musicals provides a step-by-step guide for success. Dr. Victor V. Bobetsky approaches planning and producing musicals in the context of a curricular unit of study and includes strategies for assessing student learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578868674
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword Russell L. Robinson vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Select Your Show: Decide on a musical and obtain copyright permissions 1

2 Create a Unit of Study: Involve teachers from other disciplines 9

3 Arrange the Music for Middle School Voices: Create parts that everyone can sing 21

4 Auditioning and Casting Procedures: Determine students' singing and acting abilities. Learn about traditional and nontraditional casting 31

5 Involve Your Performing Groups: Strategies and procedures for teaching the music. How to involve the greatest possible number of music students 39

6 Organization, Scheduling, and Your Master Plan: Plan ahead for all activities leading up to rehearsals and performances. How to handle opening night 49

7 Acting, Stage and Tech Crew, and Choreography: How to work with actors and crew members, create simple choreography, and collaborate with colleagues 67

8 Scenery, Set Design and Construction, Costumes, Makeup, and Lighting: Collaborate with art and industrial arts teachers. Address safety issues and supervision of students 93

9 Student, Parent, and Schoolwide Involvement in Fundraising, Publicity, and Promotion: How to recruit, screen, and manage parent volunteers. Strategies for publicizing and promoting your show 107

10 Create an Original Musical: Writing songs and composing music with your students 117

11 Assess the Unit of Study: How to evaluate student achievement and the success of the program 123

References 153

About the Author 155

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