Course Number: 103
Available Online: No
This workshop is an overview of the development of American musical theatre and examines the place of musical theater in American popular culture. This workshop will begin with an examination of selected major Broadway musicals tracing back roots to beginning with European operetta (briefly) and concluding with the concept musical of the 1970s and popular trends of American Musical Theatre today. The course will focus upon historical context, analysis of the different musical elements, and the dramatic structure of the individual musicals studied. A sense of humor is essential and many video and audio examples will be explored!