Make ‘Em Laugh: The Genius of Musical Comedy (Remote)

Instructor(s)
Jodi Maile Kirk (Director of Active Learning) and Heather Meeker (Executive Director) from The Musical Theater Project
Location
Online
Date
Tuesdays, August 3 - 31
Time
1:30-3:30 p.m. ET

From classic Hollywood musicals like Singin’ in the Rain to Broadway gold like Anything Goes and Guys and Dolls, to irreverent contemporary musicals like Book of Mormon and Something Rotten, musical comedy has lifted our spirits and made us laugh for more than a century. In this survey course, students will explore musical comedy genius, examining performers such as Danny Kaye, Barbara Streisand, and Nathan Lane, and songwriters, such as Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields and Alan Menken, who have created characters and musicals that expertly applied the comedic form and opened our hearts to the richness and joy of the human condition.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$82
Nonmember Cost
$101