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Musical Theater Final

Alan Shorter
STUDY
PLAY
1960
Bye Bye Birdie year
Gower Champion
Bye Bye Birdie Director/Choreographer
Bye Bye Birdie
Broadway's first musical to touch on the craze for rock n' roll
Bye Bye Birdie
The singing idol is Conrad Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie
One part takes place on the Ed Sullivan television show
Bye Bye Birdie
Song: Put on a Happy Face
Bye Bye Birdie
Song: A Lot of Livin' to Do
Bye Bye Birdie
Song: Kids
1960
The Fantasticks (year)
The Fantasticks
No other NY stage production has ever played so many performances
The Fantasticks
Off-Broadway for a 42 year run
Harvey Schmidt
The Fantasticks Composer
Tom Jones
The Fantasticks Lyricist
The Fantasticks
Song: Soon It's Gonna Rain
The Fantasticks
Song: They Were You
The Fantasticks
Song: Try to Remember
The Fantasticks
Told by a cast of 8 and is performed on a platform with a minimum of props
The Fantasticks
Fathers pretend to be enemies so that their children will fall in love with each other
1960
Camelot (year)
Frederick Loewe
Camelot music by
Alan Jay Lerner
Camelot lyrics and book by
Camelot
Richard Burton starred as King Arthur
Camelot
Julie Andrews starred as Queen Guenevere
Camelot
Robert Goulet starred as Sir Lancelot
Camelot
Song: If Ever I Would Leave You
Camelot
Song: How to Handle a Woman
1961
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (year)
Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls)
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying music and lyrics by
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
4th musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama
Stephen Sondheim
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum music and lyrics by
Harold Prince
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Producer
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Zero Mostel starred as Pseudolus the slave
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Jerome Robbins was brought in to make changes to
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Song: Comedy Tonight
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Song: Everybody Ought to Have a Maid
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
had comic skills of several actors who had make their careers in vaudeville
Neil Simon
Little Me book by
Bob Fosse
Little Me choreography by
Sid Caesar
Little Me star
Little Me
written to show off the comic gifts of Sid Caesar
1963
Oliver (year)
1964
Hello, Dolly! (year)
Hello, Dolly!
Based on Thorton Wilder's play The Matchmaker
Jerry Herman
Hello, Dolly! music and lyrics by
Gower Champion
Hello, Dolly! director/choreographer
Carol Channing
Hello, Dolly! star as Dolly Levi
1964
Funny Girl (year)
Jule Styne (Gypsy)
Funny Girl music by
Jermone Robbins and Garson Kanin
Funny Girl directors
Barbara Streisand
Funny Girl star
Fanny Brice
Funny Girl main character
Barbara Streisand
Was so successful in her role she became more famous than the woman she portrayed
Funny Girl
Song: People
Funny Girl
Song: Don't Rain on My Parade
1964
Fiddler On The Roof (year)
Fiddler On The Roof
Based on stories by Sholom Aleichem
Sheldon Harnick
Fiddler On The Roof lyrics by
Jerry Bock
Fiddler On The Roof music by
Jerome Robbins
Fiddler On The Roof director/choreographer
Zero Mostel
Fiddler On The Roof star
Fiddler On The Roof
Bette Midler in this show for a short time
1965
The Man Of La Mancha (year)
Richard Kiley
The Man Of La Mancha Star
The Man Of La Mancha
Song: The Impossible Dream
The Man Of La Mancha
musical version of the Don Quixote tale
The Man Of La Mancha
"dreaming the impossible dream"
The Man Of La Mancha
Don Quixote, Sancho, Aldonza, Dulcinea
1966
Sweet Charity (year)
Neil Simon
Sweet Charity book by
Bob Fosse
Sweet Charity director/choreographer
Gwen Verdon
Sweet Charity star
Sweet Charity
biggest sing-dancing-actress of her era, married to Bob Fosse
Sweet Charity
Song: Big Spender
Sweet Charity
Song: If My Friends Could See Me Now
Sweet Charity
Song: The Rhythm of Life
Sweet Charity
Song: There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This
1966
Mame (year)
Jerry Herman
Mame music and lyrics by
Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur
Mame stars
Mame
Famous line: "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-*****es are starving to death."
1966
Cabaret (year)
John Kander
Cabaret music by
Fred Ebb
Cabaret lyrics by
Joe Masteroff
Cabaret book by
Harold Prince
Cabaret director/producer
Cabaret
Jill Haworth as Sally Bowles, Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies, Lotte Lenya as Fraulein Schneider
Cabaret
based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories and John van Druten's 1951 dramatization, I Am a Camera
Cabaret
floorshow numbers used as commentaries on situations in the plot
Cabaret
1972 film version starred Joel Grey + Liza Minnelli
Cabaret
Song: Willkommen
Cabaret
Song: Two Ladies
Cabaret
Song: If You Could See Her Through My Eyes
1968
Hair (year)
Hair
story grew from turmoil of the Vietnam War yes
Hair
"The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical"
Hair
ended first act in semi-darkness with the enite cast totally naked
1968
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (year)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1st collaboration of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
1970
Company (year)
Stephen Sondheim
Company music and lyrics by
Harold Prince
Company producer/director
Michael Bennett
Company choreographer
Company
work does not use the conventional dramatic structure of a linear story
Company
5 separate stories dealing with marriage held together by a single character
Company
"concept" musical - songs used as commentaries on the situations and characters
Company
Song: The Little Things You Do Together
Company
Song: You Could Drive A Person Crazy
Company
Song: Another Hundred People
Company
Song: The Ladies Who Lunch
Company
Song: Being Alive
1971
Follies (year)
Stephen Sondheim
Follies music and lyrics
Harold Prince
Follies producer
Harold Prince and Michael Bennett
Follies directors
Michael Bennett
Follies choreographer
Follies
takes place at a reunion of performers who had appeared in various editions of the Weismann Follies
Follies
uses a flashback device to examine the couples as they were in their youth
Follies
Song: Broadway Baby
Follies
Song: Too Many Mornings
Follies
Song: Losing My Mind
1971
Godspell (year)
Stephen Schwartz
Godspell music and lyrics by
Godspell
bible is used as source material for story
Godspell
Song: Day By Day
Godspell
Song: Turn Back, O Man
1971
Jesus Christ Superstar (year)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Jesus Christ Superstar music by
Tim Rice
Jesus Christ Superstar lyrics by
Jesus Christ Superstar
first appeared as a record before being produced on stage
Jesus Christ Superstar
"rock opera"
Grease
a satirical view of the dress, manners, moral, and music of teenagers at the beginning of the rock and roll era
Grease
on broadway main male star was played by nine different actors including the one who went on to do the movie
Stephen Schwartz
Pippin music and lyrics by
Bob Fosse
Pippin director/choreographer
Pippin
the son of Charlemagne seeking glory first in war, then as a lover, and finally as a leader of social causes. After failing at all three, he is happy to compromise by settling down to middle-class domesticity with a widow named Catherine
Irene Ryan
Pippin's grandmother, Berthe, played by
Stephen Sondheim
A Little Night Music music and lyrics by
Harold Prince
A Little Night Music producer/director
A Little Night Music
an adaptation of Ingmar Bergmen's 1955 film Smiles Of A Summer Night
A Little Night Music
It has two musical innovations: the entire score was composed in ¾ time (or multiples thereof); it also features a quintet singing the overture.
A Little Night Music
Famous Song: Send In The Clowns
The Wiz
concept musical with The Wizard of Oz story being told by an all black case and new rock score
The Wiz
film version: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor
Marvin Hamlish
A Chorus Line music by
Michael Bennett
A Chorus Line concept by
Joseph Papp
A Chorus Line producer
New York Shakespeare Festival
A Chorus Line produced for
Michael Bennett
A Chorus Line director/choreographer
A Chorus Line
production deals with the hopes, fears, frustrations, and insecurities of a group of dancers auditioning
A Chorus Line
show evolved by having 24 dancers talk about themselves and their careers. Out of these rap sessions came the musical, wrapped up in the concept of an audition
A Chorus Line
avoided linear plot structure, series of vignettes
A Chorus Line
Song: I Hope I Get It
A Chorus Line
Song: At The Ballet
A Chorus Line
Song: Nothing
A Chorus Line
Song: Music and the Mirror
A Chorus Line
Song: One
A Chorus Line
Song: What I Did for Love
John Kander
Chicago music by
Fred Ebb
Chicago lyrics by
Bob Fosse
Chicago director/choreographer
Chicago
a musical vaudeville
Chicago
Stars: Gwen Verdon, Jerry Orbach, Chita Rivera
Stephen Sondheim
Pacific Overtures music and lyrics by
Harold Prince
Pacific Overtures director/producer
Pacific Overtures
history of the emergence of Japan from a serenely isolated country to its present position
Pacific Overtures
show done in Kabuki style and no women until final number