4_1_Thurs - Intro to American Music Thursday, September 8,...

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1 Intro to American Music ¨ Thursday, September 8, 2011 ¨ Welcome! Today In Class ¨ Broadway Video ¨ The American Musical Since the 1970s ¤ Steven Sondheim n Sweeney Todd n Concept Musical ¤ Broadway Today ¨ Additional time for “So You Want to Be a Producer” homework American Musical Theater Off-Broadway and New Experimentation ¨ Rock music infiltrates musical theater ¨ Hair ¤ Used the music, dance, art, attitudes of the hippie counter-culture ¤ Also was an l off-Broadway z musical ¤ Injected new life into musical theater ¨ Jesus Christ, Superstar ¤ Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber ¤ Originally a rock opera but adapted for the stage ¤ Score was an artistic achievement ¤ Offended some Christian and Jewish groups
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2 Steven Sondheim ¨ Dominated American musical theater in the 1970s ¨ Early Training ¤ Sondheim began writing his own musicals with Hammerstein as his mentor ¤ At 25 collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on West Side Story ¨ Invented the Concept Musical ¤
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