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Literacy skills and performing arts skills can work together in tandem to further the educational and personal development of young people. The goal of this thesis is to explore how students will tackle a musical that at its core, is about growing up with ideologies change over time and how students can implement literacy skills in the rehearsal process. For the title character of Matilda the Musical, her personal growth and imagination is ignited by books and literacy. The production offers an opportunity for students to understand the importance and transferable value of literacy through the rehearsal process and final performances. Through the rehearsal process, students were able to develop their performing arts and literacy skills, evaluate personal growth and develop stronger performers and individuals.


matilda: musical; theatre; education; literacy

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