Broadway Trip! WebQuest

How does theatre affect the economy? Let's go through the process of booking tickets to a Broadway show (no credit card required)! Rather than travel all the way back home after the show, treat yourself to an overnight stay in a nice hotel! Purchase some souvenirs to remember your experience. Let's get to know what shows are available to see on Broadway!
 

Your group will create a presentation about your planned trip to see a Broadway show and about the show itself. Each person in your group will have a "job" to contribute to the completion of the task. This is all explained under the "Process" section. Be sure to review the rubric in the "Evaluation" section to check your progress.

The "jobs" are :
* Composer - researches the show
* Ticket Master - purchases the show tickets and books the hotel room
* Critic - finds the show review and awards; purchases souvenirs
(You have an unlimited budget so go ahead and splurge!)

FIRST: Each group member will select a "job". 

NEXT: You may use the provided links in the Credits section or locate your own show information.

THEN: You will need to create the presentation and share it with Mrs. Onufer!

FINALLY: Your presentation MUST include (14) slides:
(1) Title slide at the beginning with your show's name and the names of the members of the group
(1) slide at the end with the grand total cost of the trip.
Each member must create (4) slides per person containing the information you are responsible for finding based on your job.

Composer - Your (4) slides must inlcude:

1. Name of the show

2. Who wrote the music? Who wrote the lyrics?

3.  Performance history - When and where did it open?  How long has it been playing?

4. Brief plot summary - Include setting and main characters

5. Main songs - List at least (3) songs from the musical

6.  Any other information or trivia unique to this show

Ticket Master - Your (4) slides must include:

1.  Name of the theatre and address showing your musical - Date of the show

2.  Exact location of seats (section of the theatre, row letter, seat numbers)

3. Ticket price of each ticket

4.  Total of all tickets for the group (1 for each group member)

5.  Name of hotel and address

6.  Cost for each room and number of rooms needed

7.  Total cost of hotel expenses

Critic - Your (4) slides must include:

1. What did the critics think of this show?

2.  What are the major awards won by this show? 

3. Go Shopping! Name the people in your group and choose a souvenir for each person.

"Ticket Master"  Name of souvenir and cost

"Composer" Name of souvenir and cost

"Critic" Name of souvenir and cost

Be sure to total up the entire cost of everything (tickets, hotel, and souvenirs).  Your last slide to show the grand total of your trip to New York (not including transportation).

The presentation MUST also include at least (10) pictures, graphics, videos, or sound clips. All information should be complete and spelling counts!  
Be sure to ask your Travel Agent (teacher) if you have any questions! You can reach me through email if you can't figure out the answer.

Broadway Trip!

Name:

 

4. Distinguished

3. Proficient

2. Apprentice

1. Novice

Organization- Overview: Sequencing of Information

Information is organized in a clear, logical way. All slides are included.

Most information is organized in a clear logical way. One slide might be missing or incomplete.

Some information is organized in a clear, logical way. Two slides may be missing or incomplete.

Information is disorganized. Three or more slides may be missing or incomplete.

Content-Quality of Information: Accuracy

All content is complete and accurate. There are no factual errors.

Most of the content is complete and accurate. There may be one or two factual errors.

Some of the content is complete and accurate. There may be three factual errors.

Much content is incomplete and/or inaccurate. There are many factual errors.

Writing- Organization: Spelling and Grammar

Presentation has 0- 1 misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Presentation has 2- 3 misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Presentation has 4- 5 misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Presentation has 6 or more misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

Content-Creativity:

Use of graphics and/or pictures

At least 10 are used and are attractive, and support the theme/content of the slides.

8-9 are used and are attractive, and support the theme/content of the slides.

6-7 are used and are attractive, and support the theme/content of the slides.

5 or less are used, but are attractive and support the theme/content of the slides.

 

Broadway Trip! Checklist

 

____ All slides are included and information is organized and logical.

____ My project relates to the topic and includes accurate facts.

____ Everything is spelled correctly and grammatically accurate.

____ My project delivers information in creative, interesting ways.

 

If you ever have the opportunity to see a Broadway show, take advantage of it! You can find discounted tickets so don't be discouraged by the cost.

* Time Out New York
This link will show you all the current Broadway shows and links to buy tickets. (Composer and Ticket Master)
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/broadway-shows-and-tickets-listings-a-z-broadway

* Broadway Musical
Info about musicals (Composer and Critic)
http://broadwaymusicalhome.com/

*Tony Awards
Awards for Broadway shows (Critic)
http://www.tonyawards.com/index.html

*NYC
Book a hotel in the theatre district (Ticket Master)
https://www.nyc.com/hotels/hotels-near-theatre-district-in-new-york.n-22/

*Entertainment Link (Critic and Composer)
https://www.entertainment-link.com/broadway/musicals/shows.asp

*Ben Brantley, Broadway critic
http://www.didhelikeit.com/