Explore 100 years of musical theater in America in this exciting
three-part lecture/demonstration series featuring many special
guests. Mondays, May 9, 16, and 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Part 1: The Roots of the American Musical (1905 thru 1943)
Learn about the transition from operetta to the new American
art form of the musical, with particular focus on Jerome Kern
and Oscar Hammerstein's Showboat.
Part 2: The Golden Age (1943 thru 1969)
From Oklahoma! and Kiss Me, Kate to Guys and
Dolls and Hello Dolly!, the American musical theater finds
its footing. Featuring Jerry Herman (Mame, Hello
Part 3: The Contemporaries (1970 to the present)
Considered the first "new" musical of our modern era, we'll look
at Sondheim's Company and many new contemporary works,
including Cats and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Featuring Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell,
Co-sponsored by ASCAP.
Sold as a series only. To order tickets, please call (202) 416-8500.
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