Origins of American Musical Theater (MSC)
Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $10
Members of Mastick Senior Center: Free
Date/Time: Monday, July 19 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Location: Recording presented ONLINE
This lecture will take place ONLINE and will be available to everyone remotely. Only residents of Mastick Senior Center, may access it there. No one from outside of this community may be on site.
John Kendall Bailey returns for a lecture devoted to exploring the various forms of theater and music that coalesced into the genre we recognize as “Musical Theater.” Mr. Bailey begins with the long tradition of theatrical stage productions and continuing with stage forms like Operetta (Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg), Variety Shows (vaudeville, minstrel shows), Revues (Florenz Ziegfeld), Yiddish Theater (Abraham Goldfaden and the Thomashevskys), and continues with those who emerged from the advent of the Jazz Age and Tin Pan Alley, including George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, and of course Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, whose Show Boat was the first true work of American Musical Theater. Mr. Bailey offers us a taste of this new musical genre, a survey ranging from its origins to its golden age. Come along with OLLI and Mr. Bailey.
This lecture will take place ONLINE and will be available to everyone remotely. Only members of Mastick Senior Center, may access it there. No one from outside of this community may be on site.
Start time: 01:30 p.m.
End time: 03:00 p.m.