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How Realism Crept into American Musical Theatre  

Throughout the development of American musical theatre, we have witnessed an amazingly wide gamut of lyrics and musical compositions – from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim and Guettels. In this class Phil Simmons takes a close look at how the styles and trends in musical-theatre lyrics have affected the ease, or the difficulty, of creating fully-realized, believable characters. Join Phil as he examines how several composers have either helped or hindered the actors who sing their music to become "real" characters in the production.


  • How Realism Crept into American Musical Theatre

  •  Show Description
  • For online courses, a Zoom link will be sent to each registrant 24-48 hours in advance of the class.

  • Fee: $15.00

  • Instructor(s): Phil Simmons

  • Dates: 6/18/2021 - 6/18/2021

    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sessions: 1

    Days: F

  • Building: Online Course

    Room: Online Class

  •  Address: Online Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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