Teachers & Students
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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.
STUDENT RUSH: Starting at 10 a.m. on the day of any evening performance, student rush tickets are only $15 at The Goodspeed or The Theatre. One per student. Valid school ID (i.e, ID card, letter on school stationery) must be presented when the student picks up their ticket.
KIDS NIGHTS: Introduce your favorite young person to the magic of musical theatre. Each adult who buys a regular-priced ticket for the evening performance on specified dates may purchase a $15 ticket for a child age 5 - 18.
Contact the Box Office at 860.873.8668 or email@example.com for more information on these programs.
Goodspeed’s Arts Education Field Trip is a unique opportunity to immerse your students in the educational and exciting world of musical theatre. Included in this customizable experience will be an in-school workshop from Goodspeed’s teaching artists, pre-show onsite workshops with the show’s actors, and a performance of one of Goodspeed’s first-rate musicals. LEARN MORE
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 600 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. Goodspeed’s resident teaching artists visit schools to lead an arts integrated class that introduces students to the current production at Goodspeed. Students spend a day at Goodspeed, participate in various workshops with actors in the show, 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, and Administrative Departments committed to maintaining the integrity of the program and ensuring that the young people receive the best experience possible. If your school would like to participate, contact Education Manager & Library Director, Joshua Ritter, at 860.873.8664 x522 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how to support this program, contact Katie Wasserman at 860.873.8664 x365 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, religious organizations, businesses and civic groups on a wide range of topics. For more information, contact Education Manager & Library Director Joshua Ritter at 860.873.8664 x522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.