The Black Crook
____ ____ ____ is considered to be the first piece of musical theatre that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras (1826-1873), an American playwright. The music is mostly adaptations, but some new songs were composed for the play, notably "March of the Amazons" by Giuseppe Operti, and "You Naughty, Naughty Men", with music by George Bickwell and lyrics by Theodore Kennick.
(1878) Gilbert & Sullivan; extremely popular, model for America, for whom it seemed to satirize England; respectability; G&S and prestige issues
A Trip to Coon Town
The Sisters made this show and played with blackface on entire bodies.
Little Johnny Jones
books, lyrics, and music by George M. Cohan
Babes in Toyland
The Merry Widow
What operetta written by Franz Lehar was originally produced in Vienna in 1905, but became a smash hit in both London and New York?
1907-1932; ran annually in NY; a spectable of comedy. stage gradeur & vaudeville specialty acts
What musical by Harry Tierney established the beginning of "The Cinderella Era" in 1919?
First major black musical revue, by Eubie Black and noble Sisle.
Written by Hammerstein in 1924 about a French-Canadian girl in the Canadian Rockies
Lady Be Good
gershwins first musical comedy score
(1927) Kern & Hammerstein; Edna Ferber novel; James Whale film, Paul Robeson; 2 issues: make believe/reality (river/land) and black/white, with 2 marriages failing; 2nd act problem - happy ending not possible; issues of dialect in performance; Julie as "tragic mulatto" - racial blending
Of Thee I Sing
gershwin satire or sex in white house, pulitzer prize
Porgy and Bess
An opera with music by George Gershwin. It depicts life in the African-American community of Charleston, south Carolina. One of the title characters is a handicapped beggar who protects the other title character, only to have her leave town with a rival.
Shall We Dance
Play that we watched with Petrof a ballet dancer wanting to dance to ragtime.
Lyrics and Music: Cole Porter; a musical that's meant for ppl to mentally escape from the Great Depression
On Your Toes
___ ______ ________ mixes ballet and modern dance
The Cradle Will Rock
-written by Barc Blitzstein
-dealt with unions and steel in the US
-the government shut it down and the actors
Lyrics: Lorenz Hart; Music: Richard Rodgers
A musical comedy by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It began a new era of sophistication in musical comedy and was the first of several very successful Rodgers and Hammerstein shows.
1945, rodgers and hammerstein softened up char and sweetened ending,
Annie Get Your Gun
irving berlin, ragtime musical anything you can do
a musical by rogers and Hammerstien that dealt with controversial subjects such as mixed marriages
Kiss Me, Kate
lyrics and music: Cole Porter; based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew
n. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents.
a work of literature in which there is a distinct incongruity between style and content for the sake of humor, irony, parody, or satire
a play where most of the words are sung and music is played in the background
Comic or lighthearted operas of the kind written by Gilbert and Sullivan. They generally have a substantial amount of spoken (not sung) dialougue.
white actors wearing black face mimicked and ridiculed African American culture, became increasingly popular.
a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.
Ziegfeld Follies being 1907, barley dressed chorus girls doing big song & dance numbers, star comedians & singers such as Franny Brice, W.C. Field, Will Rogers
Gilbert and Sullivan
Two Englishmen of the nineteenth century who wrote many witty operettas satirizing society of the Victorian period. One wrote the song lyrics and spoken dialougue, and the other wrote the music. Their works include H.M.S Pinafore, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance.
George M. Cohan
________ ______ _______ was known for his patriotic themes and his popular songs "give my regards to broadway" and "The Yankee Doodle Boy"
A twentieth-century American writer of popular songs (words and music). His songs include "God Bless America," "White Christmas," and "There's no Business like Show Business."
The Merry Widow was written by ______ _________
______ _______ was The most successful composer of American opera-bouffe, born in Dublin, classically trained musician, Played the cello in the orchestra of Johann Strauss in Vienna, Played for the Metropolitan Opera Company (cellist)
George and Ira Gershwin
songplugger', songwriter and lyricist respectively
wrote 'jazzy" songs , eg. "Fascinating Rhythm" from the musical
"Lady Be Good" . The broadway musical"Of Thee I Sing" is a satire
of the election process; it won the Pulitzer prize for drama in 1931.
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
took sophistication and mawkishness, Hart- writer, Rodgers- composer, popular only with a certain group, sophisticated white, urbane quality.
A twentieth-century American songwriter. His songs, such as "Anything Goes," "I Get a Kick out of You" and "I've Got You Under my Skin," are renowned for their witty, sophisticated lyrics.
A twentieth-century American playwright and lyricist. He wrote the words for a large number of highly successful musicals, especially with Richard Rodgers. He also collaborated with a number of other composers, including Jerome Kern, with whom he wrote the musical Show Boat.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
These two composers combined their talents to produce some of the most memorable musicals of all time, such as "Oklahoma," South Pacific," and "The Sound of Music".
1800s, performer, jazz musician, late night talk show host, creates plays that are not in cooperatiom with white artists, everything black
Made popular the Charleston
1904-1983 was one of the 20th century's foremost choreographers, a pioneer of ballet in the United States, co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet: his work created modern ballet, based on his deep knowledge of classical forms and techniques. He was a choreographer known for his musicality; he did not illustrate music but expressed it in dance and worked extensively with Igor Stravinsky, his contemporary
Agnes de Mille
Choreographed Oklahoma! w Rogers and Hammerstein .. Revealed psychological perspective of characters in dances.. modern ballet
West Side Story (1957), a book musical that has seamless blending of all elements, esp. choreography with the plot. adaptation of Romeo and Juliet
Who is considered to be the father of Jazz dance technique?
concert stage choreography
1940-1960; choreographed "My Fair Lady", and "Kiss me Kate"which was the 1st musical with modern dance
use of motivated movement and gesture
Choreographer - very adult style (used in Cabaret)