Event Title

The American Musical as a Cultural Snapshot

Location

Diamond 123

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:15 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Musical theater on Broadway and Off-Broadway has changed in the past half century, moving away from the feel-good musical comedy style of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Musicals have begun to address current hot topics in an effort to keep up with the interests and issues of modern society. This attention to social issues has shaped contemporary musical theater into a snapshot of American society that reflects cultural themes through performance.

Faculty Sponsor

Jim Thurston

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Theater and Dance Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

398

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The American Musical as a Cultural Snapshot

Diamond 123

Musical theater on Broadway and Off-Broadway has changed in the past half century, moving away from the feel-good musical comedy style of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Musicals have begun to address current hot topics in an effort to keep up with the interests and issues of modern society. This attention to social issues has shaped contemporary musical theater into a snapshot of American society that reflects cultural themes through performance.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/91