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Copy of Musical Theatre History Timeline

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Amy Tidwell

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Transcript of Copy of Musical Theatre History Timeline

Bibliography:
-Musical theatre 1993 the world book encyclopedia
-Musicaltheatre.org.uk
Musical theatre dates back to ancient greeks who incorporated songs and dance on stage.
Musical theatre can be traced back to the 5th century BC.
The first musical was The Black Crook by Charles M. Barrs and Giuseppe Operti in 1866, which ran for a record-breaking 474 performances.
In the late 1950's and early 1960's is when the popular music began to change with rock and roll music. The first rock musical was in th 60's, some examples of rock musicals are Hair, Greese, Rent, Spring Awakening and Next to Normal.
1982, is famous for the musical Cats as it had extravagant costumes and makeup.
It first began with opera, opera was very fashionable with the upper classes in Europe in 1700's and the 1800's.
The roaring 20's and 30's (1920's-1930's)
A huge boom in musical theatre production occured in this era. Some famous musical theatre productions include, No, No, Nanette, Oklahoma!, Beyond the Horizon, Strange Interlude.
The Golden Age 1943-1968
The tradition of musicals established in Britain and America. Some of the greatest musicals were written in this time. Such as Annie Get your Gun and Oklahoma!
The Present day
Musicals have now been split into two genres and subcatigories. They often now address very serious issues and are not just for entertainment. Musicals are now commonly adapted from films such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Legally Blonde.
Andrew Lloyd Webber was a huge success in musical theatre. He has written and produced many shows, such as
-The Phantom of the Opera
-Aspects of Love
-Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
-Cats
-Sunset Boulevard
-Jesus Christ Superstar
-and many more.
Musical theatre is a type of performance that tells a story through a combination of spoken dialogue, songs, and dances.
How has Musical Theatre Evolved?
What is Musical Theatre?
Successful Musical Writers and Directors
My Timeline
In the begining, which was the 5th century BC.
1700's- 1800's
Late 1800's
In the late 1950's and early 1960's
Mid 1900's (Specifically 1957)
By Laura Macintyre
Thankyou for listening!
Longest Running Musicals of
all time:

Musical Theatre Responsibilites
Actors, Onstage directors,Music Directors, Choreographers and producers are some of the main responsibilities in Musicsal Theatre.
Late 1900's
Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim was influenced by the change to rock and roll music (which is explained more about in the next point.) that they wrote West Side Story in this year.
Also in this era the sound of Musical a well known Musical theatre production and movie which opened on Broadway on November 16th, 1959.
Late 1980's and early 1990's
In 1987, Les Miserables one of the most well-known musicals opened. Then not long after in 1988 The Phantom of the Opera one of the longest running musicals opened in this year.
Recent musicals that have opened up on broadway include, Mamma Mia 2001, Hairspray 2002, Wicked 2003, Jersey Boys 2005. All of these broadway shows have either been adapted from a movie or based on a band such as the musical Jersey Boys.
The Present Day Continued
And Thank you Amy for helping!
Thank you for listening!
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