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Grade 6-12

Intro to Musical Theatre: The Golden Age

by Leah Platt | Music FREE

4 Lessons 55:18
  1. 1. The Great Depression and Showboat 10:02
  2. 2. The 1940's Rogers, Hammerstein, and The Tony Awards 12:25
  3. 3. The 1950's West Side Story and Beyond 19:29
  4. 4. The 1960s From Fiddler on the Roof to Hair 13:22

Grade 6-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

In this third class on American Musical Theatre, we take a deep dive into the Golden Age of musicals. We start with Showboat and work through the most important works of the 40's, 50's, and 60's, with a special look at Oklahoma, West Side Story, and Hair. This course explores how musicals were popularized in the mid 20th century and starts to examine concept and rock musicals right up to the modern era of musical theatre!


  • Art
  • Broadway
  • History
  • Musical
  • Theatre


Northwestern University-- Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Psychology, Certificate in Music Theatre, Module in Screen Acting, Certified Group Fitness Instructor

National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society Tutor, Kaplan SAT/ACT Tutor, Musical Theatre Instructor with Broadway Connection, Group Fitness Instructor with Equinox Fitness Clubs, The Barre Code, and Cyclebar

If you’re excited to move your body, challenge your perceived limits, and explore your artistic side, my courses are for you! My classes will focus on the technique, history, and exciting processes of theatre, fitness, and baking. From the basics of physical fitness to the specific tips and tricks of Broadway stars, these courses will provide valuable resources and a fulfilling journey for students at any level.

Tutoring began for me as a volunteer in high school, where I would help fellow students in Math, Spanish, and History on lunch breaks and after school with The National Honor Society. In college, I performed and taught theatre, fitness, and music to students in the suburbs surrounding Northwestern University, providing the community with access to high level arts education and fitness resources. After graduating, I worked professionally as an SAT/ACT Tutor, actress, and Group Fitness Instructor in New York City. I recently led musical theatre master classes across the country with Broadway Connection while performing on a National Tour, inspiring kids to feed their love of theatre and hone their skills as performers.

Students in my courses can expect to take their artistic and physical skills to the next level through an exciting series of classes . We’ll dive deep into the practical mastery of fitness, entertainment, and baking professionals while celebrating your specific growth and interests. My high energy courses will leave you feeling accomplished, proud, and ready to learn more!

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