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If you’ve ever caught yourself singing “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!” or, “It’s a hard knock life for us!” when your kids complain, you MIGHT be a mom that likes musicals. 🙂

At my house, with several teenagers that love community theater, we are regularly geeking out to show tunes, funny voices, and favorite lines from plays and movies. So I was pretty excited to hear that my friend Gena from Music in Our Homeschool has created an Intro to Musicals course.

My boys are already working through her 20th Century Music Appreciation Course (and loving it), but now they want to take a detour and soak up all the info about the 10 musicals included in this course, since there are quite a few that they aren’t familiar with. You can bet that they’ll all be into it within a couple days. And why shouldn’t they? Not only are musicals fun and entertaining, but they are often a memorable depiction of different points in history, and are full of clever tidbits that have been sewn into the verbal fabric of our culture!  Knowing where those sayings come from and the context for them makes language and relating to others more fun!  (and that translates into how they speak, the jokes they can tell, the writing that they do, and on…..it’s all connected!)

The course says it’s for elementary students, but older kids (and YOU) will enjoy it too.

Musicals that are introduced in this course include:

  • Annie
  • Seussical the Musical
  • Cats
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Mary Poppins
  • Newsies
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • The Music Man
  • The Wizard of Oz