• What are the components that make up a musical? • What does it take to be a successful participant of an ensemble? * What are facets of a musical production? (eg. set design/building,costumes,advertizing, drama, music and dance)
. Parts of an operetta: plot, characters, songs, movement/staging. * Social-cultural context of the era when the operetta was written
*Performance of a full-scale operetta *Audition, rehearse and perform *Demonstrate an understanding of the parts of an operetta: plot, characters, songs, movement/staging, costumes and makeup
*Audition, performances (at last show we ask the students if they want teacher prompting backstage) *Self evaluation and teacher narrative
Scores of Gilbert and Sullivan operetta (Mikado,Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe,HMS Pinafore)
*Examine the play's historical context, classism, sterotyping, and how one culture views another e.g.
British parliamentry system at the turn of the 19th century. Japenese culture & traditions