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Contemporary Musical Theatre Spring 2014 (With Joseph)

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CONTEMPORARY
MUSICAL
THEATRE!
(1960-Today)

THE 1960s: Changing of the Guard
THE 1970s: The Rise of Rock & Concept Musicals
THE 1980s: British Invasion
THE 1990s:
The Rise of The Corporate Musical
THE 2000s: Defying Gravity
HAIR (1968)
Landmark Show: 1960s
2009 Revival-Tony's Performance
Landmark Shows: 1970s
Landmark Shows: 1980s
Landmark Shows
Landmark Shows: 2000s
A Chorus Line (1975)
Chicago (1975)
1975: Broadway
2008 Revival
Important People
Andrew Lloyd Webber-Composer
Tim Rice-Lyricst
Cameron Mackintosh-Producer
Cats (1982, US)
Phantom of the Opera (1988, US)
Rent (1996)
The Lion King (1997)
Wicked (2003)
Spring Awakening (2006)
Important People
Mel Brooks-Producer
Stephen Schwartz-Composer/lyricist
TRADITIONAL BOOK MUSICAL
NON-TRADITIONAL BOOK MUSICALS
When: 1927-Today

Characteristics:
Integrated Song, dialogue and dance; Linear Plot Structure; Developed Character

Examples: Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), West Side Story (1957), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), Annie (1977), Disney's Beauty & The Beast (1994)
When: Experimentations began in the 1960s, after West Side Story; to today

Types Include: Rock Musicals; Concept Musicals; and Mega Musicals

Examples:
Rock: Hair (1967); Spring Awakening (2006)

Concept: A Chorus Line (1966), Chicago (1975)

Mega Musicals: Cats (1982); The Phantom of the Opera (1988)
Hair
1968
First ROCK MUSICAL!
Dealt with Hippie-Culture & Vietnam War
Extremely Controversial, even today
A CHORUS LINE
Date: 1975

Type: Concept (Fragmented Storyline; more about themes than actual Plot)
Michael Bennett-Dancer who came up with the idea; Director/Choreographer

Story: Based on interviews with real broadway dancers--about auditioning for a role in a Broadway chorus

Theme: "We are all on a line"

Fun Fact: 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by Cats in 1997)
INSERT MY: I HOPE YOU GET IT!
CHICAGO
Date: 1975
Type: Concept Musical (Multiple "vaudeville acts"
Bob Fosse-Director & Choreographer

Kander & Ebb-Song Writing Team

Theme: Crime as Celebrity

Story: About women murderers in Chicago in 1920s who also want to be famous

Fun Fact: 1996 Revival (still running) is now the longest running AMERICAN show in Broadway history.
MEGA-MUSICAL: 1980s-Typically featured a pop-influenced score and had large casts and sets and were identified by their notable effects (i.e. falling chandelier (in The Phantom of the Opera) and big budgets.
1981 West End; 1982 B'Way
Type: Mega-Musical
Story-Cats trying to get to "Kitty Heaven"
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER-Composer
CATS
1986 England; 1988 US
Longest Running Musical on Broaday as of 2013 (10,000+ performances)
Another Andrew Lloyd Webber Mega Musical
Almost entirely sung through
RENT
Date: 1996
Created By: Jonathan Larson
Type: Rock Musical
Story/Themes: AIDS, Drug Use, Bohemian Life Style, Homosexuality
Date: 1997
Type: Corporate Musical-- Disney
Julie Taymor: Director/Puppets/Costumes
2003-Today
Type: Traditional Book with Pop/Rock Infusions
Story: Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witche's Point of View
Along with Book of Mormon, most popular show on B'way Today!
WICKED
SPRING AWAKENING
Date: 2003
Type: Rock Musical
Music: Duncan Shiek
Lyrics/Libretto: Steven Sater
8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Highly Controversial, even now!

Story: Set in the late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.

Themes: Sexuality, Homosexuality, Rape, Abortion, Suicide, and Child Abuse

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
Considered a MEGA-MUSICAL
(Big Spectacle, Sung Thru, etc)
Family Friendly
Based on the Biblical "Gensis" Story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors
1968-Written By Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
1973-First Staged in London's West End
1982-Premiered on Broadway
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