Teacher's Instructional Guide
The Teacher's Instructional Guide (TIG) is intended for use by teachers who will bring their school groups to attend performances at Goodspeed Musicals. The TIG provides background historical information, teaching ideas and prompts to facilitate students' knowledge and appreciation of the show’s themes and characters. The TIG activities are influenced by state and national standards associated with the arts, language arts and social studies for high school levels.
Student Guide to the Theatre
The Student Guide serves as a companion to the Teacher’s Instructional Guide (TIG). It includes a plot and character summary, accessible historical and thematic background information to support the lessons in the TIG, and a behind-the-scenes look at the production. It also includes fun facts, theatre terms, and activities.
With Goodspeed's new Musical Minds program, a team of world class performers and staff from Goodspeed Musicals can visit your location to give an education presentation. The Musical Minds experience is appropriate for any age level and the program incorporates live dance, music, and acting to improve any group’s understanding and appreciation of musical theatre. The Musical Minds program increases awareness of a precious indigenous American art form while inspiring individuals to realize their dreams.
Arts Education Collaboration
Since 2006 this program has engaged young and underserved students in the creative process of musical theatre, and by doing so, made the art form accessible to new generations of theatergoers. Each season, the program exposes over 500 elementary, middle, and high school students to a high-quality musical theatre production, and gives them a special “behind-the-scenes” look into the making of a show. Students from English/Language Arts, Fine and Performing Arts, and Visual Arts Departments spend a day at Goodspeed, participate in various workshops, and attend a matinee performance at no cost. Students meet with Goodspeed professionals to learn the many disciplines involved in theatrical production, such as auditioning, music direction, props construction, stage management, painting, costume design, set construction, and technical effects including lighting and sound. The program allows Goodspeed to create an environment for students in which they can interact with all aspects of musical theatre while receiving crucial instruction from professionals in the field. Facilitators for the program include dedicated and talented professionals from Goodspeed’s Artistic, Production/Technical, and Administrative Departments committed to maintaining the integrity of the program and ensuring that the young people receive the very best experience possible. If your school would like to participate, contact Director of Education Joshua Ritter at 860.873.8664, ext. 745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how to support this program, contact Sara Breen at 860.873.8664, ext. 317 or email@example.com.
The Arts Education Collaboration is funded in part by:
The Speaker's Bureau
Select members of the Goodspeed Musicals staff are available to speak to area schools, churches, businesses and civic groups on a wide range of topics. For more information, contact Director of Education Joshua Ritter at 860.873.8664 ext. 745 or firstname.lastname@example.org