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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.

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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.

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By cfrhjg - Jan 11 2020
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Great

Very Informative

By musiclover12 - Mar 19 2010
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Great info! Worth Downloading!I have heard alot of bad podcasts and this is not one of them! Great for actors and theatre goers alike!

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
1
0
0
0

Great

By cfrhjg - Jan 11 2020
Read more
Great

Very Informative

By musiclover12 - Mar 19 2010
Read more
Great info! Worth Downloading!I have heard alot of bad podcasts and this is not one of them! Great for actors and theatre goers alike!
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Words and Music: Musical Theater in America

Latest release on Mar 19, 2008

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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.

Rank #1: Disney and Musicals

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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.

Mar 19 2008

6mins

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Rank #2: Write Your Own Musical

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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.

Feb 19 2008

7mins

Play

Rank #3: Musical Theater: Where To?

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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.

Jan 29 2008

4mins

Play

Rank #4: Broadway and Social Commentary

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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.

Jan 13 2008

6mins

Play

Rank #5: Elements of Musical Theater

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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.

Dec 08 2007

5mins

Play

Disney and Musicals

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Mar 19 2008

6mins

Play

Write Your Own Musical

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Feb 19 2008

7mins

Play

Musical Theater: Where To?

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Jan 29 2008

4mins

Play

Broadway and Social Commentary

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Jan 13 2008

6mins

Play

Elements of Musical Theater

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Dec 08 2007

5mins

Play

The History of American Musical Theater

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

Dec 07 2007

7mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
1
0
0
0

Great

By cfrhjg - Jan 11 2020
Read more
Great

Very Informative

By musiclover12 - Mar 19 2010
Read more
Great info! Worth Downloading!I have heard alot of bad podcasts and this is not one of them! Great for actors and theatre goers alike!