Course Description

This upper-division course explores musical theatre in America and its relation to the continually changing social milieu by examining selected productions, their creators, and performers. The course follows the development of musical theatre chronologically through the 20th and 21st centuries. The goal of this course is to help you better appreciate, analyze, and evaluate musical theatre. Viewing ten videos of musical theatre (most adapted to film) and five live shows in New York City will provide a platform for studying the history, development, and contemporary manifestations of this particular art form.

Broadway shows include:

The Cast of the Broadway show, Dear Evan Hansen.Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Frozen
Aladdin
The Band's Visit