Welcome to Musical Theater ! 

 Dear Parents/Guardians:

           My name is Mrs. Lodescar (Miss K), and I am the musical theater teacher for P.S 108!  I am excited to introduce this program, and

 am confident that it would not only yield many benefits to your child’s overall artistic development, but mixed with musical concepts and singing,

 your child will experience a deeper appreciation for the arts and most importantly, it promises to be fun, fun, fun! 

Here are some of the benefits of the program: 

The Benefits of Theatre Education




Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teach students to trust their ideas and abilities. This confidence will apply in nearly every aspect of their future. 



In a world addicted to technology, theatre provides an outlet for making creative choices, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting the material in expressive ways that are the essence of drama. 



Empathy & Tolerance:

Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and tolerance for others.


Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities from its participants.


Playing, practicing, and performing develop a sustained focus of mind, body, and voice. This helps with other areas of life including schooling. 


Communication Skills: 

Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas. It improves voice projection, articulation, fluency of language, and persuasive speech. 



Problem Solving:

Students learn to communicate the who, what, where, when, and why to the audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to greater adaptability in life. 




Theatre brings play, humor, and laughter to learning; this improves motivation and reduces stress. 




The social interactions and risk taking in drama develop trust in self, others, and the process. 




Rehearsing and performing the words, movements, and cues strengthen this skill like a muscle.


Social Awareness:

Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays used in drama teach students about social issues and conflicts from cultures past, present, all over the world.


Aesthetic Appreciation:

Participating and viewing theatre raise appreciation for the art form. It is important to raise a generation that understands, values, and supports theatre’s place in society.




Students will engage in a plethora of activities that will encourage self-expression and provide them with many skills that can be used throughout

 their lives. They will receive weekly assignments which they are expected to complete before the next class. This ensures that they get the 

maximum benefits of the program.


I look forward to working with you and to a successful year of musical theatre!




Kemba Lodescar,

Musical Theatre Teacher

Contact information: Email- Lodescark@ps108q.com 

Phone: 718-558-2700