MISSION #7

DUE: Wednesday, June 6

As we are nearing showtime, our final mission is a research mission on some familiar terms we use in the theatre!

1) 5 minutes to curtain

2) Places!

​3) Front of house

​4) Standing ovation

​5) Standing room only

6)Critic

7) Green Room

8) Stage Door

​9) Bravo

​10) Encore



MISSION #6

​DUE: Monday, May 14

As we know, The Wizard of Oz movie spawned a Broadway ( stage) production.

​But there were other shows, movies or productions that came our of that movie's eventual success.

​1) Was the Wizard of successful when it was first released?

​2) Name me a few other shows that were based on The Wizard of Oz.

Bonus:

​Take a second to check out the FUN FACT this week.

​Do you think the studio producers made good decisions or bad ones!?


MISSION #5

​Due: Wednesday, May 2

​Very often a movie version will come after the stage version of the same play.

​Sometimes, however, as in the case of THE WIZARD OF OZ, the movie came before the stage version.

Here's a fun one for you: Using the previous plays we have done for our YOUNG PERFROMERS ( check out the gallery page for that info!) and the YP musicals we will be doing next year, tell me which other stage plays were based on the MOVIE of the same name.


​MISSION #4

​DUE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

​Taking it easier on you this week, my keen young friends!

Using examples from the script, tell me how

Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion all demonstrate that they do have

a brain, a heart and courage

​before ever receiving these gifts from the Wizard. 

**Even though they weren't born with it

they could still develop these through their words, actions and feelings.


MISSION #3

DUE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

​THIS ONE IS A BIT TRICKIER: YOU GOTTA THINK!

​**DOUBLE STARS FOR THIS ONE!!


Although we aren't doing this is in our show in order to give all our participants more to do by creating more roles, in the actual show THE WIZARD OF OZ,

​all the main characters in KANSAS have their double in OZ.

​Hunk is SCARECROW

​Hickory is TINMAN

Zeke is LION

Aunt Em is GLINDA ( not in the movie!)

Uncle Henry is GUARD ( not in movie!)

Miss Gulch is THE WICKED WITH

Prof. Marvel is OZ

​Why do you think there is this parallel between the two worlds/characters?

​Find me some places in the script that foreshadow ( give us an advance hint)

​of who these Kansas people will become. Use either direct dialogue ( words in the script) or the way they behave to illustrate ( to make) your point.



MISSION #2

​DUE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11


Judy Garland was an upcoming star at MGM studios when she was cast in the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Although she had made several VERY successful movies up until then ( she began making movies at only 12 years of age), this role really catapulted her to stardom. OVER THE RAINBOW became her signature song throughout her career. For this mission, please research the life and career of JUDY GARLAND and write a 1 page biography. Check the FUN FACTS page for a little extra tidbit on the role of Dorothy in this film.


MISSION#1

​DUE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL  4


Lots of very important people are involved in the success of a musical. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ was originally a famous book written by

L.FRANK BAUM. The music for the The Wizard of Oz was written by Harold Arlen and the lyrics were written by Edgar "Yip" Harburg.

​For Mission #1: Write a short biography on each of these people.



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