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Unformatted text preview: Art Rock: Part 3 Musical Theatre & Poperetta Poperetta = combining opera and pop Sweeney Todd BIGGEST SUCCESS! Musical Theatre Opera sung all the way through Rock artists wanted to use this but put it in rock context 1 st Rock Opera HA IR (1967) 1 st total complete balance between the 2 worlds Ran for a total of 1729 performances on Broadway for over 5 years ***Brings together the 2 worlds of counterculture H IPPIES and mainstream America 1 st to have nudity 1 st ANTI-WAR musical Many songs came out of it that became top hits o Story: about person named Claude who was drafted so on his way to boot camp he meets w/Burger who is leader of hippies. He meets Sheila and gets close then gets word theyre going to Vietnam. Burger takes his place at camp for 1 last night w/ her. Other Rock Musicals rock operas Tommy Jesus Christ Superstar Godspell The Wiz Grease Hairspray Movin Out (Billy Joel) Early forms of musicals:- The minstrel show 1 st...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course MUSI 10073 taught by Professor Garwell during the Fall '08 term at TCU.
- Fall '08