MUS 118 - Broadway Musicals
A survey of musicals, revues and Broadway shows which represent the growth and development of American musical theatre as an art form. Students will learn to recognize and identify the characters, plot, best-known show tunes and other important facets of musical theatre. Three class hours.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Examine selected components of American Musical Theater from early 20th century to modern musical theater.
2. Examine how theater was influential in the development of our culture.
3. Articulate how one or more of the composers, lyricists, designers, directors, performers, producers, and choreographers developed the modern theater musical.
4. Examine the components of creating a musical theater production from concept and writing to the casting and producing of the final stage production.
5. Describe the creative relationship of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein with the development of the modern musical through the study of one or more librettos and view one or more film adaptations of their musical shows.
Course Offered Spring only