Intro to theater Musical Theater contemp10

Intro to theater Musical Theater contemp10 - contemporary...

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M usical T heater Contemporary Musicals (1980-2000+) Contemporary Musicals have expanded to almost  anything imaginable. o Based on a collection of poetry (Cats) o Based on novels (Ragtime) o Based on true to life characters (Side Show) o Based on historic events (Titanic) o Based on fantasy (Starlight Express) o Based on animated feature films (The Lion  King) There are three major categories that 
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Unformatted text preview: contemporary musicals fall into. o Popular music sounds (Rent) o Ethnic or Folk sounds (Ragtime) o Influences of Opera (Jeckyll and Hyde) Because of the astronomical costs of producing a new musical, older musicals have been remounted in recent years. o Oklahoma o The Music Man o Annie Get your Gun o Sweet Charity...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course THEA 112g taught by Professor Hagemeir during the Fall '07 term at UNL.

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