On Broadway!


This week we begin our study of Phantom of the Opera, one of Broadway’s most famous musicals.  Some of you are already familiar with the play and are fans of the music.  Most of you have heard of the story, but you don’t yet know the details.  You’re in for a treat!

Every year, students say this is a fun unit, and that’s true.  We do have fun! But we also learn a lot. Our study of the plot gives us a better understanding of the terms rising action, internal and external conflict, character motivation, climax, resolution, and theme.  We’ll discuss the influence of setting on mood and plot, and we’ll explore the nuances of diction and tone. We’ll debate some difficult questions, and if past years are any indication, a few of us will even be moved to tears.

What musicals have entertained and inspired you?  Are there some Broadway songs that you and your family know by heart and can sing without prompting?  Share your favorites in the comments!

6 thoughts on “On Broadway!

  1. This production is so good! I really want to go see the play or movie because even if some people say it’s really boring, I think it is really nice and the music is so beautiful!

  2. I personally love the music of Phantom of the Opera and I’ve seen the musical once but listened to the songs at least 30 times.

  3. Hi Ms. Kriese, I can not wait to get further in to the Phantom Of The Opera because I love hearing the music, and I like that we get to do little writing assignments in our notebook. I think that you picked a really fun assignment to be working on for the next couple of weeks!

  4. I have seen wicked in broadway once and it was amazing. I saw that no matter what you look like on the outside your beautiful on the inside. The music was powerful and complex

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