Shades of Green – Exploring the Musical – Wicked – Tuesday – Winter 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 6 – 9
Tuesday, January 10 2023 @ 3:00PM – Wednesday, March 22 2023 @ 4:30PM EST
Grade/Level:6 – 9
Day of Week:Tuesday
Class Times:3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)
Long before Dorothy dropped in, two girls meet in the Land of Oz. This synopsis has turned into the smash Broadway musical Wicked. Wicked centers on Elphaba, a young woman, who is born green, and thus an outsider. Her different appearance leads the people of Oz to misjudge and ostracize her. As the character journeys through Oz, she develops the courage to overcome stereotypes and realize the true meaning of friendship. The characters in Wicked grapple with moral dilemmas and ethics in a way that is unique among Broadway shows.
At the heart of the show are important relevant questions about tolerance: Does tolerance mean that we should respect and treat kindly those who are different from us, or has it been redefined to mean that we should not “tolerate” anyone with whom we disagree?
For today’s young people, who are growing up in a world searching for its moral compass, Wickedexplores critical issues in an entertaining way. What happens when good is called “evil” and evil, “good”. Is it all that black and white? Wicked brings out shades of green!
Students learn about its origin, creative team, songs, trivia, plot and end with an enrichment activity or assignment which can be completed individually or with partners.
Please note: There are mature themes, profanity and a few references to sex used in the songs in this play. Although this is not going to be our focus, please be aware that they are in the lyrics.
Homework is approximately two hours per week. Please join us for this powerful class.
Ninth graders can take .5 (1/2) credit in either English, Drama or Elective.
NOTE: Registration deadline is December 15, 2022.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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