We developed our Careers in the Theatreguide, which uses those involved in the creation and development of Ghost The Musicalas primary source material, to introduce students to the wide range of career opportunities in the theatre. Most students think primarily about acting when they consider a career on the stage but there are more than 60 different jobs in the theatre.
Our publication focusing on Careers in the Theatre includes the definition of 60-plus jobs, an explanation of the theatre hierarchy, links to professional resources and video clips of career advice and insights from more than a dozen individuals who worked at creating Ghost The Musical.
You’ll also find biographies of those involved in the process of bringing Ghost The Musical to Broadway and a description of how this musical was brought to the stage over the course of a six-year process.
This free guide may be used without seeing Ghost The Musical, and although it focuses on this particular production, it is useful as a resource for anyone interested in learning more about how the theatre works and how he/she may work in it.


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Our groundbreaking study guide focusing on Ghost The Musical has been created in a manner that gives amazing insights into various aspects of the show, including its themes, numerous issues treated within the story and the creative process that went into developing the musical. There are features that no other Broadway study guide has ever before had.
New, Innovative Features:
  • The study guide is interactive with over 400 links provided to outside sources, original video interviews and other information.
  • The 170-plus video clips of the original New York cast, the creative team, producers and others, give unique insights into the production and its development.
  • The extensive Projects section offers three levels of projects that are layered
  1. Most topics are covered in each of three levels
  2. You may do all three levels focusing on a particular topic or choose to have the class work on one or two levels.
  3. Although a Level II project builds upon a Level I and a Level III builds upon a Level II, any project at any level may be done alone.
  • The manner in which projects conform to and reflect Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects is clearly delineated in each of the Teacher Instruction sheets included in the guide.

Background Topics

This study guide offers sections on issues such as Loss, Grief, Belief and the Paranormal; Bullying and Communication and Relationships and on artistic areas that include the book, lyrics and music; performance style and orchestrations and arrangements.  There’s also an entire section devoted to each character in the show.

There are 21 projects focusing on various topics. Each project contains a description of the topic, project and process for students, worksheets and appropriate links to various materials and video interviews and teacher instructions that include Core Standards addressed in a particular project.
The Ghost The Musical Interactive Study Guide fosters learning through communication, creativity and collaboration. There’s no single way to utilize it. You may use it prior to seeing Ghost The Musical to introduce topics, after experiencing the production to investigate different areas in-depth or without ever seeing the show, studying the process and style through written materials and video clips and using audio selections from a CD of the show. In fact many of the exercises may be adapted to the study of other works, such as novels, films, plays or musicals. Be as creative as you would like with this free study guide. It is a great tool to be used in fostering learning.


phantom_of_the_opera.jpgThe Paris Opera House WHERE THE PHANTOM WAS BORN.

In 1858, the Emperor Napoleon III of France gave an order that a new building dedicated to the art of Opera would be built in Paris. The
new Opera House would be the envy of the world. It would be a building not only for performances of opera, but a center for upper-class
society, a place where the rich and well-to-do could congregate and preen.  Charles Garnier, a relatively unknown young man, was chosen among 700 architects competing to create the new theatre. Taking on the project with youthful audacity, Garnier proposed to create a
monumental building that would be a true temple to the Renaissance, built using modern construction techniques.

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Peter and the Star Catcher

This is the fascinating story of how Peter Pan became the boy who would never grow up.  The creative team includes Rick Elice, who co-wrote the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys and The Addams Family and actor-director-author Roger Rees, who is known for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Rounding out the team is Drama Desk and OBIE Award-winning director Alex Timbers who is the founder and artistic director of les Freres Corbusier and director of last year’s highly-acclaimed Broadway production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

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memphisAct One Huey, a young white man, visits the underground Beale Street Club to listen to rhythm and blues (Down,Down Underground). When confronted by the owner,Delray Farrell, about his attendance at a black club,he explains his passion and connection to the music being created there (The Music of My Soul). A couple of weeks later, Huey’s infatuation…

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mary_poppins2.jpgAnything can happen if we recognize the magic of everyday life.   Author P.L. Travers understood this special kind of magic when she published her first book, Mary Poppins, in 1934.  The tale of the mysterious nanny who teaches a troubled family to apperciate the important things in life went on to become one of the most recognized and beloved stories of all time.

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Mamma Mia Sophie seems to have everything going for her. She’s about to get married to the man she loves. She lives on a beautiful Greek island with a mother who cares about her. Her life should be perfect, but something is missing. Although she’s been raised by her loving mother, she’s never met her father.   In MAMMA MIA!, Sophie longs to find out the truth about who she is; with three letters in the mailbox, she hopes to create what she’s never had: a traditional family. With the help of her mother and friends, she discovers that families come in many different shapes and sizes, and that love doesn’t always need to follow the rules.

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the_Lion_king.jpgEverything is connected.  Every action we take affects every other living creature.   Mufasa, The Lion King, calls this bond the Circle of Life.  In THE LION KING, Mafusa, the ruler of all creatures on the African Savanna, tells his son, Simba, that the environment must be valued and that we must treat each other with respect.

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Jersey-BoysHow did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music

history? Find out at the musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. This Tony Award®

winning musical takes you up the charts, across the country and behind

the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. You’ll discover the secret of

a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets

of Newark, NJ to the heights of stardom.

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godspellGodspell began as a student master’s thesis project at Carnegie Mellon University in 1970.  The original production was a collection of improvised scenes based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew  and music based on traditional hymns created and directed by John-Michael Tebelak.


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warWelcome to the teacher resource guide for the U.S. premiere of War Horse the spectacular production from London’s National Theatre in collaboration with South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel, War Horse tells the story of a deep bond between an English farm boy and his remarkable horse and their separation at the outbreak of World War I.

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spiderman1An ancient myth, told around a fire? A folk-tale passed

down from generation to generation? No…and yes! When writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko created the comic book superhero Spider-Man in 1962, they tapped into ideas that had run through stories and mythology since the dawn of time: human beings granted the powers of animals, the place of the Hero in society, and, most important, the nature of Power and Responsibility. They created a character and a story that have stood strong for more than thirty years in comic books, comic strips, novels, animated cartoons and feature films.

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Long before Dorothy dropped in, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.

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tracesWhat do you think of when you hear the word “circus?” For most people it’s a blur of high-wire stunts, dancing animals and peanuts. Tents and elaborate costumes are nearly mandatory. And who could forget the clowns? But what would circus performers do if they had it their way? What kind of circus troupe would they create if they were allowed to do more than just their specialty act and push

themselves to the furthest limits of their abilities? Enter 7 Fingers.

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Based loosely on Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS. Among the group are the narrator – nerdy filmmaker Mark; his former lover, Maureen; Maureen’s public interest lawyer lesbian lover Joanne; Mark’s roommate HIV+ former drug addict, Roger; Roger’s lover the HIV+ drug addicted exotic dancer, Mimi; their former
roommate HIV+ computer genius.

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porgyOn a quiet evening in Charleston’s Catifish Row, Clara sings a lullaby (“Summertime”) to her baby. In the courtyard, Clara’s husband Jake tries his hand at calming the baby (“A Woman is a Sometime Thing”) while the men gather for a game of dice (“Crap Game”).  Amongst the players and bystanders are Porgy, a crippled beggar; Sporting Life, a shady drug dealer; Crown, an infamous drunk and bully; and Bess, Crown’s woman who is shunned as a “hussy…”

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