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This series is designed to introduce middle and high school audiences to the many aspects of musical theater. Using examples of the best that Broadway musicals have to offer, Heather Nathans, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Maryland, talks about the history of musical theater in America; its structure and elements of a musical (do you know what an "I Want" song is?); musical theater's role in making social commentary, and its legacy.

Words and Music: Musical Theater in America ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

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This series is designed to introduce middle and high school audiences to the many aspects of musical theater. Using examples of the best that Broadway musicals have to offer, Heather Nathans, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Maryland, talks about the history of musical theater in America; its structure and elements of a musical (do you know what an "I Want" song is?); musical theater's role in making social commentary, and its legacy.

    Disney and Musicals

    Disney and Musicals

    In an odd turn, the Broadway musical - exported by Walt Disney to cartoons in the 1930s - was returned to Broadway by Disney in the 1990s. Heather Nathans, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Maryland, explains this transition.

    ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center's arts education network, supports the creative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts, offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, media-rich interactive experiences, professional development resources, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment. Visit ArtsEdge at artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

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    Write Your Own Musical

    Write Your Own Musical

    In this piece, Heather Nathans, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Maryland, is joined by Joe Stein and Sheldon Harnick (writers of "Fiddler on the Roof") and Stephen Schwartz (who wrote "Pippin," Godspell," and "Wicked") to talk about how a musical gets written.

    ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center's arts education network, supports the creative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts, offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, media-rich interactive experiences, professional development resources, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment. Visit ArtsEdge at artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

    • 7分
    Musical Theater: Where To?

    Musical Theater: Where To?

    As the rock musical gave way to the spectacle musical, shows like "Cats," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Starlight Express" came to rely less on story and more on technology. We'll talk about the changes in musical theater in the last forty years and where musical theater appears to be headed.

    ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center's arts education network, supports the creative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts, offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, media-rich interactive experiences, professional development resources, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment. Visit ArtsEdge at artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

    • 4分
    Broadway and Social Commentary

    Broadway and Social Commentary

    From The Beggar's Opera to Avenue Q., musicals have commented on social issues for as long as there has been musical theater in America.

    ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center's arts education network, supports the creative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts, offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, media-rich interactive experiences, professional development resources, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment. Visit ArtsEdge at artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

    • 6分
    Elements of Musical Theater

    Elements of Musical Theater

    A musical is not a cabaret show and it's not an opera—join us as we deconstruct the musical and examine the distinct elements that must be present.

    ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center's arts education network, supports the creative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts, offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, media-rich interactive experiences, professional development resources, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment. Visit ArtsEdge at artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

    • 5分
    The History of American Musical Theater

    The History of American Musical Theater

    From minstrel shows and Vaudeville to the modern stage, a look at the trends and ideas that shaped American Musical theater.

    ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center's arts education network, supports the creative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts, offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, media-rich interactive experiences, professional development resources, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment. Visit ArtsEdge at artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

    • 7分

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