History of Musical Theatre: Lesson for Kids


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Where is musical theatre thought to have started?

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1. The use of singers and orchestras to tell a story that became popular in the 1700s is known as _____.

2. What was the name of the first modern musical in New York?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how well you can answer these quiz/worksheet questions about the history of musical theater. You'll be answering questions on important topics like the place where musical theater started and the name for a kind of musical poetry through song.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these study points:

  • The first modern musical in New York
  • Reasons the theater became more popular in the 1800s
  • Name of one of the most famous theaters on Broadway

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the history of musical theater
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about one of the most famous Broadway theaters and the name of the first modern musical in New York
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the way musical theater started

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson called History of Musical Theatre: Lesson for Kids. The following key study topics will be covered:

  • Explanation of musicals and where they're performed
  • The way musical theater changed throughout the centuries
  • Its first appearances in the U.S.
  • Musical theater as it exists today