Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

American Musical Theater Part II: The Golden Age


Price for Members: $70
Price for Non-Members: $105
Date/Time: Wed. Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24     10:00 – 12:00
Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Location: Online

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Course Description

Having established a milestone work in Oklahoma! that set a new standard and definition for “musical theater,” Rodgers & Hammerstein led the way with a string of hit musicals (including Carousel, South Pacific, The King & I, and The Sound of Music), and ushered in the Golden Age of the art form. As previous favorites like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin finished out their careers during this time, other creators entered the picture, like Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls), and Lerner & Loewe (Brigadoon, My Fair Lady). And the fine line between Opera and Musical became blurred with the works of Kurt Weill, Giancarlo Menotti, and especially Leonard Bernstein, whose West Side Story gave musicals even greater dimensions and depth. Other shows from Jule Styne (Gypsy), Meredith Willson (The Music Man), Bock & Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) displayed a greater variety of stories and music, until shows like Cabaret and Hair began to completely change the course of musical theater. Catch it!



Event Details

Date: 2021-10-27

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.



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