Music 247

American Musical Theatre

Full course for one semester. We will study the development of American musical theatre as exemplified mainly but not exclusively in the Broadway musicals of the past 80 years. Shows to be studied will include Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, The Cradle Will Rock, Lady in the Dark, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Cabaret, Into the Woods, Rent and Urinetown. We will look at the construction of individual songs and scenes and study the evolving ideal of integrating music and drama. Conference. Cross-listed as Theatre 247.

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