Broadway Musicals By the Decade: A Closer Look Broadway Musicals By the Decade: A Closer Look

Broadway Musicals By the Decade: A Closer Look  | 

March 18 — June 11

This course will take a close and detailed look at Broadway musicals of the past 70 years by focusing on a few key musicals per decade. Beginning with Oklahoma and Carousel, and including but not limited to My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Annie, Les Miserables, Rent, Hairspray, Wicked, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, the class will hone in on seminal moments in the musical theater and examine their importance culturally, socially, and politically. No prior knowledge is required and the course is open to all those interested in a focused survey of the evolution of the American musical since World War II.

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12-week Seminar

90-minute lectures every Monday

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Pasadena Playhouse Friendship Center

Members: $249
NOn-Members: $299

This course will take a close and detailed look at Broadway musicals of the past 70 years by focusing on a few key musicals per decade. Beginning with Oklahoma and Carousel, and including but not limited to My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Annie, Les Miserables, Rent, Hairspray, Wicked, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, the class will hone in on seminal moments in the musical theater and examine their importance culturally, socially, and politically. No prior knowledge is required and the course is open to all those interested in a focused survey of the evolution of the American musical since World War II.

Members: log in to access your Member discount for this seminar.

Instructor

Adam Epstein’s theatrical productions have received 46 Tony nominations and garnered 12 Tony Awards, one of which Adam himself received as a producer of Hairspray in 2003. Adam’s other credits include A View From a Bridge, The Crucible, Amadeus, The Wedding Singer and Cry-Baby. In the West End, both his productions of Amadeus and Hairspray earned multiple Olivier nominations and Hairspray was awarded a record 11 nominations, winning four, including Best Musical. An adjunct faculty member of NYU, (which is also his alma mater,) Adam has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Miami. Adam recently graduated with his Master’s degree in American Studies from Brown University, and he is currently working in political journalism and media.