SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AND THE AMERICAN BROADWAY MUSICAL, ACT 1 (IN-PERSON)

Instructor(s)
Arnold Hirshon
Vice Provost and Lindseth Family University Librarian Emeritus, CWRU
Date
Thursdays, April 11 - May 9 (please note new dates)
Time
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

Interpreting social conscience through the history of the American musical is a unique means to understand our national values and priorities through a medium that aims to educate while entertaining an audience. This course will explore the history of the Broadway musical through the issues of race and ethnicity, immigration and the American dream, interpersonal relationships and tolerance, counterculture, the sexual revolution, generation gaps, ecology, ethics, and religion. Discussions will include both shows that were hits and continue to be performed today, as well as flops and shows that have become dated or forgotten, whether written both by well-known or unknown composers, lyricists, and book writers.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
Members receive 15% discount.
Nonmember Cost
$150