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Our Musical Journey is taking us to places that we would have never dreamed possible when we first started out. Yesterday, we bought train tickets for a trip to NYC to see Amazing Grace on Broadway!
But, not all of our journey takes place outside the home. Some of it happens in our house. Some of it happens in our car. Some of it happens on our phones! (You’d be surprised how creative we can be with homeschool curriculum!) So, I thought it would be fun to share some of the resources that we’ll be using along our journey.
Gracie found this awesome resource on Amazon several months back. [Affiliate link] Honestly, at only $29.98, this set is a STEAL; so we snatched it right up.
This small box contains everything that you see above . . .
A CD soundtrack for each of the following musicals:
- State Fair
- South Pacific
- The King and I
- Me and Juliet
- Pipe Dream
- Flower Drum Song
- The Sound of Music
And a fabulous book!
This book contains so much information! I took some pictures so I could explain what is included for each musical (using South Pacific as an example).
For each musical, there is a 2-page spread like the one shown above – with the title on the left and a full-page picture from the show on the right.
The next 2-page spread shows the title (again) and tells which cast recording is on the CD (in this case, it’s the Original Broadway Cast Recording). Also on the left-hand side are the show credits. The right-hand side contains the full cast list.
Following is another 2-page spread, this one containing the Musical Numbers from the show, along with the backstory on how the show came to be.
The final 2-page spread includes the Synopsis (storyline) of the show, as well as any awards that the show received.
Throughout the book, there are plenty of pictures too – both full color and black & white.
This set is an awesome resource to be added to your collection, whether you’re studying the musicals (like us) or just a big fan of the Rodgers & Hammerstein shows.
Of course, some of them are very familiar (like the Sound of Music), while others I was not the least bit familiar with (like Allegro – Gracie and I listened to that one awhile back, on our way to DC to see Newsies). It’s easy to follow along. We keep the book open and read the Synopsis as we’re listening to the Cast Recording CD.
I’m really looking forward to utilizing this resource more throughout our #2yrmusicaljourney.
I’ll be sharing more of our resources throughout the weeks to come!
In the meantime, if you have any ideas for resources
that we should be using, please do share!