Melody now takes us on a journey from the Trustees Theater to Port Wentworth, Georgia to meet our next singer, J.J. Use SG27 – 33 to meet J.J. and prepare your students to learn about Musical Theater.
The songs in this unit are part of the larger performing arts genre of Musical Theater. Musical theater also known simply as “musicals” include songs, dances, costumes, and sets. While most of the story takes place while the actors are speaking their lines, the emotional content of the story is communicated through song.
Since musical theater songs are part of a larger theatrical performance, it is appropriate for the audience to sit quietly and listen. However, even though the songs are part of a larger story, the audience is still expected to clap after each song!