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August 18, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Multipurpose Room

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Let's Go to a Musical

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Let’s Go to a Musical!                                    Open to out-of-town seniors/$20 for series

Thursdays, August 18th, September 1st, 15th, 29th, 1:00-2:00pm

Broadway road sign. Blur buildings facade background, Manhattan downtown  Stock Photo by rawf8This four-part lecture series presented by Brian O’Connell is a retrospective look at the Broadway musical from the 1920s through the 1950s, often called Broadway’s Golden Age. For many of us, musicals, through their songs, characters and plot lines, have crept into our hearts, minds and memories. We will look at some of the major musicals, discuss composers and lyricists, delve into some historical background, and listen to all types of tunes—from show-stopping ensemble pieces to tender ballads to comedic numbers that leave us grinning, tapping our toes and maybe singing along.  

August 18th/1924 to 1933:  Lady Be Good, Oh Kay!, Funny Face, Girl Crazy, and Of Thee I Sing by George and Ira Gershwin; Good News by B.G. DeSilva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson; Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein; As Thousands Cheer by Irving Berlin. 

September 1st/1934 to 1942:  Anything Goes by Cole Porter; Porgy and Bess by George and Ira Gershwin; Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, and Pal Joey by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart; The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen and E.Y. “Yip” Harburg; This is the Army by Irving Berlin.

The September newsletter will have details on the remaining lectures. Brian M. O'Connell is the Director and Founder of the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany. Brian received his master’s degree in Choral Conducting and Certification in Voice Therapy from Boston Conservatory

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