Musical Theatre History
with Interim Artistic Director Nathan Stith
Come Zoom with us and learn more about the history of the American Musical! Each week, prior to class, you’ll watch the assigned iconic musical on your own. Then we’ll meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. via Zoom where we will discuss the historical context of the original production, learn more about the creative team, and examine the contemporary relevance of the musical for modern audiences. Most of the musicals are available for rental on Amazon.com—you must have access to the musicals in order to take the class. Each class will be held from 7–8:30 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday nights beginning July 8. Admission is $5 per class (or purchase tickets to all 5 classes for $20).
Wednesdays: 7–8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Cost: $5 per class or $20 for full series
After you register, you’ll receive an email with a Zoom link and more information about the week’s musical!
July 8: Oklahoma! (1955 film version available on Amazon)
July 15: West Side Story (1961 film version available on Netflix and Amazon)
July 22: Gypsy (1993 film version starring Bette Midler available on YouTube)
July 29: Sweeney Todd (2007 film version starring Johnny Depp available on Amazon)
Aug. 5: Rent (2005 film version available on Amazon)
Questions about the course? Contact Nathan Stith at firstname.lastname@example.org
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