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All ages
1h 6m

Intro to Musical Theatre: The Modern Musical

by Leah Platt | Music

4 Lessons 1:06:18
  1. 1. The Mega Musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber 19:03
  2. 2. The Concept Musical: Stephen Sondheim 18:44
  3. 3. Notable Shows: The Lion King, Rent, and Wicked 10:07
  4. 4. The Rap Musical: Lin Manuel Miranda 18:24

All ages

1h 6m

NGSS Standards

About the course

In this fourth and final class on American Musical Theatre, we examine the greatest composers of the modern age. We study and celebrate the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more! This course explores how accessibility and pop culture have influenced the modern musical, all the way from Ancient Greece to Hamilton!


  • Acting
  • Art
  • Broadway
  • Music
  • Musicals
  • Theater


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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