Since you will all present at some point during the semester, it would be a good idea to have you post your presentations here so that class members can access them to review and study. If you are unable to do so, contact Jim Bartruff or Lisa Tinker for assistance. The schedule for the class presentations is as follows:
February 27 - John Stafford, Tyler Lang
April 1 - Chandler Archer-McGinnis
April 3 - Kun Li, Landon Noll
April 10 - Nathan Short, Lisa Tinker
April 15 - Rochele Watson, Seong Eun Yoo
April 20 - Nick Coyan, Elizabeth Kennell
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Comments for Crazy for You should be posted here. Crazy for You is a 1980s update to Girl Crazy that interpolates other songs by the Gershwins. Below are some links to websites where you can listen to the album:
Comments for West Side Story should be posted here. Below are some links to websites where you can listen to the album:
Comments for Anything Goes should be posted here. Below is a link to a website where you can listen to the album. It links to the 1987 Lincoln Center revival that starred Patti LuPone. The most recent revival starring Sutton Foster is also available for purchase and download from iTunes.
Posted by Jim Bartruff at 2:41 PM
Comments for Oklahoma! should be posted here. Below are some links to websites where you can listen to the album. Please note, this production was the first to offer an original cast recording.
Comments for Showboat should be posted here. Below are some links to websites where you can listen to the album. Try to find a recording that documents a stage performance and not the film. You can find the Broadway cast recording from the 1994 revival directed by Harold Prince and choreographed by Susan Stroman. You will need to borrow that version from a library, a friend or purchase through iTunes or other sources.
Monday, January 26, 2015
For the Spring 2015 academic term, students in TH 497A: The American Musical will listen to soundtracks from six classic American musicals. Each student will comment on each of those shows in the comment boxes provided. For additional information, see the course syllabus at this link.
Posted by Jim Bartruff at 9:34 AM