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American Musicals-Theater

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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?
5
Show Boat had how many films?
3
1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens..
1943
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
true
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?
rock
When did Hair open on Broadway?
1968
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
true
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