Musicals use music to enhance the story. The goal here is to listen closely to the songs and see how they set the theme, enhance a message, and give us a clue as to the motivations of the characters.
The essential question leading into La La Land is: what sacrifices or risks are necessary to pursue your passion? Why do we limit ourselves or settle for less?
We also are working our way through Shakespearean Sonnets to prepare ourselves for a play. This will be our final unit of the course.