Ever watched a show based on a true story and thought, what was it REALLY like?
Here, we’ll have exciting discussions analyzing students’ favorite musicals based on true stories, like Hamilton, The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, Six, The Sound of Music, 1776, and more, as well as how a musical is written, produced, and comes together as a whole staged performance run!
Over the course of four play-dates, each student will take a favorite story from history and dramatize it into a scene that leads to a musical number (no musical composition required.) Think Lin Manuel Miranda’s elevator pitch performance for Hamilton at the White House before he finished the show..
Students will gain a depth of understanding and empathy of real-life historical events, the making of musical theatre and the industry, and playwriting, all while having tons of fun discovering art both written by professionals and new art created themselves.
Why You'll Love This Experience
Kids will learn history and play-writing
Meet the Artist
Susannah Crowell is an actress, singer, dancer, comedian, and voiceover artist based in New York City.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance with a focus in Musical Theatrefrom the University of Texas at Austin. She's been a teaching artist to little ones for 9 years and is happy to be a part of the Tiny Broadway team.
Credits include Annie (TexArts), Jungalbook (ZACH Theatre), Amazon Prime’s Good Omens activation (SXSW), Hulu’s A Handmaid’s Tale activations (SXSW, NYC), Cosplay Cabaret (GeekLifeRules), The Drowsy Chaperone (Texas Performing Arts), Build Your Own Bollywood (Agni Arts), The Who’s Tommy (City Theatre Austin), Oedipus the Tyrant (Fox Den Theatre), and the Under the Shroud podcast.
She also produces original content through Youtube and Patreon.Leave A Message
What You'll Need
- Computer, tablet or smartphone with a stable internet connection. Video and sound on.
- Some space to move around for dance and body movement activities
- Pencil and paper
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