Everything is based on something...or so they say. Nothing that's happened hasn't already happened in some form already in history. As the historian your job is to research the historial events that led to the creation of the musical your group chose. You will then write a feature article that discusses the historical events and their significance.
To keep track of all the information you might want to use the following organizer:
Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How? -- Use this orgainizer to keep track of the details of the historical event you're researching just like a reporter.
Fiddler on the Roof
The Sound of Music