A Century of American Musical Theater
Explore 100 years of musical theater in America in a three-part lecture/demonstration series featuring special guests, including Jerry Herman and Stephen Schwartz.
- May 9 - 23, 2005
- Terrace Gallery
- 90 minutes
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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 Dolly!)
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, Pippin).
Co-sponsored by ASCAP.
Sold as a series only. To order tickets, please call (202) 416-8500.