14 American Musical Theater outline

14 American Musical Theater outline - GMUS 203: Music in...

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GMUS 203: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell Lecture outline: American Musical Theater *TEST WEEK FROM THURSDAY *2 ND PROOF OF CONCERT DUE NOV. 4 TH TUES (8PM) WED THURS (8 PM) OR SUNDAY (3PM) AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER PRECURSORS: 19th Century Musical Theater - Most popular form of theaters in US Opera as popular entertainment – US theatre roots in Opera – Simultaneously popular and elite – Flexible Repertoire Tours by European Stars Barnum LISTEN: “Drinking Song” – From Sigmund Romberg’s The Student Prince (1924) Style: Viennese operetta MUSICAL COMEDY Characteristics – Presentational – what you can do – Contemporary settings and music – whats going on today – Light Subject Matter – Plot over Character – emphasis story – Comedic Leads – Star Driven based around star Example: “Yankee Doodle Dandy” – by George M. Cohan From Little Johnny Jones (1904) Dancing because they can I’m a yankee doodle dandy he’s a yankee doodle 1
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course GMUS 203 taught by Professor Connel during the Spring '08 term at James Madison University.

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