Lesson 1: What is musical theatre?

Children are introduced to the concept of musical theatre and learn about its history including how it has changed over time

Learning Objectives

  • Explaining how musical theatre is created

  • Knowing what musical theatre is

  • Putting the different types of musicals in date order

Teacher Video: What is musical theatre?


Musical Timeline
History of Musicals PowerPoint
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Elizabeth Stafford,  
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After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20 year career in music education; teaching at early years, primary and secondary. After Liz had her daughter, she started her own business Music Education Solutions® Limited; helpingTo…
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