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Long-Term Planning Calendar: Music

Teacher: Mr. Newsom


Grade/Class/Ensemble: ROHS Musical “Grease”
Unit’s Main Objective: Prepare actors and musicians for staged performance
Primary Repertoire: Grease the Musical
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Main Obj: Students will obtain Main Obj: Hand out vocal parts Main Obj: ACT 1, Scene 2 Main Obj: All Chorus Rehearsal Main Obj: Act 1, Scene 4
their script and participate in to musicians
icebreaker games
Activity 1: Sight sing through Activity 1: Read through scene Activity 1: Warm Up Activity 1: Read through scene
Activity 1: Read through script chorus movements
of “Grease”
Activity 2: Have students with Activity 2: Work and establish a Activity 2: Split into men/women Activity 2: Work on staging and
Activity 2: Shoe Shuffle solo repertoire sign up for times character analysis. sectionals and work on the blocking
icebreaker, Never Have I Ever to meet with me by Friday. listed two pieces. Run those
icebreaker pieces all together 30 minutes
before end of rehearsal.

Repertoire: Chorus movements Repertoire: “Alma Matter” and


in “Grease” “We Go Together”

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Main Obj: Act 2, Scene 1 Main Obj: All Chorus Rehearsal Main Obj: ACT 1, SCENE 1 Main Obj: All Chorus Rehearsal Main Obj: Act 2, Scene 1

Activity 1: Read through scene Activity 1: Review “Alma Activity 1: Read through the Activity 1: Review “Shakin at Activity 1: Read through scene
Matter” and “We Go Together” scene and work on staging and the High school Hop” and “Born
blocking. To Handjive”
Activity 2: Work on staging and Activity 2: Work in sections on Activity 2: Incorporate “Alma Activity 2: Work with Burger Activity 2: Incorporate “Shakin
blocking next two listed pieces Matter” into Act 1, Scene 1 Palace Boys and Pink Ladies at the High school Hop and
on select music “Born to Handjive” into the
scene.
Repertoire: “Shakin at the High Repertoire: “Summer Nights”
school Hop” and “Born to and “Those Magic Changes”
Handjive”
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Main Obj: Act 1, Scenes 2 & 3 Main Obj: Pink Ladies and Main Obj: Act 1, Scene 4 & 5 Main Obj: Pink Ladies and Main Obj: Act 2, Scene 1
Burger Palace Boys-Chorus Burger Palace Boys Chorus
rehearsal Rehearsal
Activity 1: Read scene 2 and Activity 1: Review “Summer Activity 1: Read through scene Activity 1: Review all staging
incorporate “Summer Nights”. Nights” and “Those Magic 4 and incorporate “Freddy, My and music for scene 1
Work on blocking Changes” Love”
Activity 2: Read scene 3 and Activity 2: Work in sections on Activity 2: Read through scene Activity 2: Work individually with Activity 2: Teach choreography
incorporate “Those Magic listed pieces 5 and incorporate “ Greased Danny and Sandy on following for “ Shakin at the High school
Changes”. Work on blocking Lightning” pieces Hop” and “ Born to Handjive”
Repertoire: “Freddy, My Love” Repertoire: “ All Choked Up”, “
and “ Greased Lightning”

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Main Obj: Act 1, scene 7 Main Obj: Roger, Jan, Teen Main Obj: Act 2, scene 4 & 5 Main Obj: Full Cast Chorus Main Obj: Act 1, scene 5 and
Angel vocal rehearsal Rehearsal Act 2, scene 3

Activity 1: Read through scene Activity 1: Run through the Activity 1: Read through and Activity 1: Review and polish Activity 1: Stage and block “
incorporating “Mooning” and following pieces with each block scene company songs Greased Lightning”
“We Go Together” soloist
Activity 2: Work with Rizzo on Activity 2: Incorporate vocal Activity 2: Activity 2: Stage and block “
“Look at Me, Im Sandra Dee” music into the scene Alone at the Drive In”
Repertoire: : “Look At Me, Im Repertoire: “Mooning”, “Rock Repertoire: “Rock and Roll Repertoire: “We Go Together”, Repertoire: “Greased Lightning”
Sandra Dee” and Roll Party Queen” and Party Queen”, “There are Worst “Born To Handjive”, “Shakin at and “Alone at the Drive In”
“Teen Angel” Things I Could Do”, “Look at the Hightschool Hop”, “Summer
Me, Im Sandra Dee, reprise” Nights”, “Alma Matter”
Notes: Make sure students know which days they are needed, especially chorus members!