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The second section of the unit concentrates on two selected musicals that are based on personal and interpersonal relationships within families. Students will explore interactions based on traditions, respect, love, fear, and communication, and the effect such elements have, or can have, on the family structure and on the community. Musical techniques devised by composers to portray the above mentioned elements and other emotions (anger, happiness, sadness, etc.) are examined. The musicals chosen are “West Side Story” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
The third section focuses on making connections with theater and dance classes, and culminates with a collaborative revue, featuring scenes, dialogue, and dance and music from the above musicals.
(Recommended for Music classes, grade 8)
Drama Musical Performances Theater History American