Monologue was strange to have in a story romance

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Monologue was strange to have in a story. Romance Robert’s romance with April, Kathy, Marta, Amy, Robert? Love of a city Love of Robert Love of the spouse, not marriage. Subplot What subplot?
There is none. Comedy The little things you do together You could drive a person crazy Getting married today Music Motifs: Bobby, Bobby Patter vs. Specialty number o The music that one character sings shouldn’t sound like other characters sing, but in this case they can be interchangeable. o Specialty number: the ladies who lunch. Modern sound o Brass instruments Story and scene matter over musical phrasing o Barcelona – music isn’t hummable. What’s happening in the scene is more important. o Instead of gradually working up to a musical number, a song in Company often came as a surprise to the audience. Lyrics Side by side by side : internal rhymes, vaudeville feel. Being Alive : someone to hold you too close, some body hold me too close. Barcelona: Lies vs. Truth (april’s short sided truth to get dressed and on her flight, Bobby feels the need to overcompensate cause he cant remember her name. Cultural Impact Conceptual musical – the theme and thematic ideas take precedence over the story Everybody wants to be Sondheim Ascent of creating music and lyrics and story that are dominated by THEMATIC ideas. Sondheim shows rarely make money. Not appealing to mass audiences. Rock and Roll Musicals ROCK in the USA Turmoil in America Squares vs. Hippies The Beatles, Elvis, etc. Promises, Promises (1968) Rock - African America blues, country music, jazz music, gospel music. Musical hooks – “and the Jay-Z song was on….” “Y-M-C-A” HAIR Nudity, sex, race, relations, laughing at the establishment. “Critic’s darling”
Clive Barnes of the New York Times o He approves of Hair, and says all musicals will need rock and roll music to survive. o He said it was the first Conceptual Musical Your Own Thing Godspell (steven shwarz Wicked) o biblical stories and allegories. Two Gentleman of Verona o multi-ethnic cast. Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew Lloyd Weber) o collaboration of Tim Rice and ALW. o -First rock opera. o a concept recording. It was not intended for stage, it was created for an album Andrew Lloyd Weber o concept albums with Tim Rice o highly successful shows o uses lush melodies and exciting rock scores o trevor nunn and Hal prince offer visual life Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Evita Cats Starlight Express – the little engine that could. Rollerskates The Phantom of the Opera Modern Rock Musicals o Rent (1995) o Spring Awakening (2006) dialogue is 1890’s but the inner thoughts in modern American rock music. o Next to Normal (2008) o American Idiot (2009) o Rock musicals are supposed to sound like music from the period of the time that the audience is living in.

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