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Unformatted text preview: Oklahoma (1943): First show to smoothly blend story, music, and dance. Based on green grow the lilacs. Western movement, taming the west and bringing civilization West side Story: Based on Romeo and Juliet, heavy emphasis on dance as story telling element, about inner city new York in the 1960s, tension between gangs, tragedy because people die Musical Drama: Sweeney Todd: By Stephen Sondheim, very dark barber comes for revenge Rock Musical: Uses popular musical forms (Hair, Jesus Christ superstar, and Tommy) Musical theatre: Opera-Operette Types of songs: Overture, Ballads (sad song), Up tempo (after sad ballad), Character (narrative songs about the character), narrative, reprise (repeat)...
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- Fall '08