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The History of American Musical Theatre

This course will explore the history of musical theatre, from "Showboat" to "Hamilton" with lots of listening to recordings and live musical examples. Various sub-genres of musical theatre will be explored, as well as looking at the major figures of the genre's development: George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Steven Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as more contemporary figures. In addition, this course will look at musical theatre's relationship to other contemporary musical genres such as rock, pop, and hip hop.

Course will be held ​twice a month on Tuesday evening, 7-8 PM. 
​on the following dates:

September 8​ ​    September 22​   October 6 ​  October 20   ​
November 10 ​  November 24 ​ December 8