WAITRESS on Broadway: Educational Toolkit

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What are the ingredients of happiness? Jenna, expert pie maker and the main character in the musical, Waitress, is faced with this question, as she struggles to free herself from an abusive marriage and pursue a happier life. The educational toolkit designed for theater art teachers provides a recipe for a successful study of the musical.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members compare how the songs in the musical compare to scenes in the PG-13 rated film on which the musical is based 
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure a protocol is in place for the safe and respectful discussion of abusive relationships
  • Research campus and community resources that deal with the themes and relationship dynamics explored in the play
  • The soundtrack for the musical is available as a playlist on YouTube
Pros

  • The 18-page tool kit includes lesson plans, worksheets, activities, and background information on the development of the musical
Cons

  • A synopsis of the play is not included