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Musical Theatre

theatre incorporating spoken dialogue with music, song and dance or movement

What happened in 1927 that was significant for musical theater?

The Broadway musical links with opera in Jerome Kern's revolutionary Show Boat

Show Boat was based on a book by..

Edna Ferber

What was Show Boat about?

Story of black, white and mixed characters

Show Boat was the first..

truly American musical play

Show Boat incorporated what themes?

Interracial marriage ,Prejudice, First racially integrated musical; black and white performers appear together

Show Boat had how many Broadway runs?


Show Boat had how many films?


1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens..


Oklahoma! changes American musical theater by..

by combining fusing story, song and dance and a dream ballet

who coreographs the musical?

Agnes de Mille

what does she capture the essence of in Oklahoma!

American folk dance

The Fantasticks plot was..

Pyramis and Thisbe

The Fantasticks was the longest running musical in the world


When did The Fantasticks open?

May 3, 1960 in the Sullivan Playhouse (Off-broadway)

When did The Fantasticks close?

January 13, 2002

Hair is what type of musical?


When did Hair open on Broadway?


Rent is a rock musical or an operetta by..

Jonathan Larson

Rent is based on..

Puccini's La Boheme

What did Rent win?

3 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Rent was one of the first Broadway musicals to feature bisexual and homosexual characters


The Lion King was directed by..

Julie Taymor

The Lion King incorporated..

Costumes and giant body puppets; culturally aware

What is the formula for a successful musical?

Good music which folks remember, Spectacle, Sympathetic characters, and able to withstand the test of time

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