Here are some questions to help you in your analysis:

  • How does the music, lyrics and dancing contribute to storytelling?
  • What are the main themes and is there a statement made by the show?
  • How is the musical a reaction to something happening in the country at the time?
  • Is there a character who represents some issue from the era? Are there characters who function as members of the society of the time?
  • Does the style of the music or staging reflect a quality or issue of the world of the play/musical?
  • How does the musical reflect the culture that produced it?
Musical “Hamilton”