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T or F: Imported pieces frequently adapted the comedy for local taste by raising the level of the comedy
THE DOCTOR OF ALCANTARA
What piece, produced in Boston, was written by two immigrants, but is considered the first "American" piece to be produced?
Lavish Scenery and Scantily Clad Ladies
In the 1860s, successful shows in New York City had two elements in common. What were they?
THE BLACK CROOK
What production was the first LONG-RUNNING American hit and featured elaborate scenic effects and members of a French dance company?
Pants role (Trousers role)
Alan-a-Dale is a _______ role because it features a woman dressed as a man.
HARRIGAN AND HART
What comic duo used immigrant stereotypes for their comedy and were extremely "politically incorrect?"
A TRIP TO CHINATOWN
What production featured the hit songs "Reuben, Reuben," "The Bowery," and "After the Ball?"
What cellist for the Metropolitan Opera wrote BABES IN TOYLAND, THE RED MILL, and NAUGHTY MARIETTA?
Cohan's material always had one characteristic throughout all his writing. Everything was very _________.
GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY and THE YANKEE DOODLE BOY
What were George M Cohan's two most popular songs:
Who was the most successful composer of American comic opera (American opera-bouffe)?
THE SERENADE and THE FORTUNE TELLER
What two pieces by Victor Herbert were NOT considered opera-bouffe?
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?
The Black chorus and White chorus had equal time on stage; they appeared together and sang together.
SHOW BOAT broke ground in terms of its use of the choruses. What was unique about them?
Improved libretti & uniquely American Music
What were the two main reasons that the American musicals of the 1920s became so popular?
BABES IN ARMS
I Wish I Were in Love Again
Where or When
My Funny Valentine
Johnny One Note
The Lady is a Tramp
You Are Love
Life on the Wicked Stage
Ol' Man River
Can't Help Lovin' That Man
The Cotton Blossom
the preposterous libretti
What was the most important reason that Jerome Kern's musicals of the 1930s weren't as successful as Show Boat?
The shows they came from.
For the most part, we know specific songs from 1930s musicals that made it into the popular repertoire, but we no longer associate them with ___________________.
PORGY AND BESS, folk opera
In 1935 George Gershwin switched gears and wrote _______________, which is considered a _________________________.
Radio City Music Hall
In 1983, a huge production of Porgy and Bess played what 6,000 seat theatre in New York City?
It has more Rodgers and Hart hits than any other of their musicals.
What claim to fame does Babes in Arms have?
Babes in Arms?
"I Wish I Were in Love Again"
"Where or When"
"My Funny Valentine"
"Johnny One Note"
"The Lady is a Tramp"
What actor/dancer was introduced in the show and is most famous for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in the movie version of The Wizard of Oz?
Who was by far the most successful of the newer composers to arrive on the Broadway scene in the 1930s?
permissiveness and crazes (fads)
Mainly, though, Anything Goes is about __________ and ______________.
What was the biggest international success of an American musical comedy after NO, NO, NANETTE?
THE GIRL FRIEND and A CONNECTICUT YANKEE
What were the two most popular shows written by the team of Rodgers and Hart in the 1920s?
The ROMANTIC MUSICALS
In the 1920s, what genre of musical theatre was just as popular as the musical comedies and used colorful times and places, dashing and dramatic tales, and a much wider musical palette?
Rudolf Friml wrote a romantic musical set in exotic Canada and featured "Indian Love Call" and "Totem Tom-Tom." What was the name of the musical?
THE DESERT SONG
THE STUDENT PRINCE
THE NEW MOOM
Sigmund Romberg wrote three of the most popular romantic musicals of this period. What were they?
THE NEW MOON
Which Romberg romantic musical contains more popularly known and loved songs than any other romantic musical of the period?
THE MERRY WIDOW
Which show from Vienna was originally called "Die lustige Witwe" and was produced at the Daly's Theatre in London?
THE SERENADE & THE FORTUNE TELLER
What two Victor Herbert light operas WEREN'T considered opera-bouffe?
What musical's plot deals with the unaccustomed subjects of unhappy marriages, miscegenation, and the hard lives of African-American stevedors?
Who was a champion of "comic opera" (opera-bouffe) and wrote BABES IN TOYLAND, THE RED MILL, and NAUGHTY MARIETTA?
THE SERENADE & THE FORTUNE TELLER
What were the two "serious" pieces Victor Herbert wrote that he did not consider "comic opera?"
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