The cornerstones of American music theatre from 1900 through 2000 are represented in this resource. Relevant information about the composer, lyricist, book author, director and choreographer for each musical is included. In addition, a synopsis of the plot and pertinent information regarding production development is also included. Featured on the CD is a complete recording of a notable song from each musical plus information on available soundtrack recordings. Songs and musicals include: 1900s: You're A Grand Old Flag from "George Washington, Jr." (George M. Cohan); 1910s: Play a Simple Melody from "Watch Your Step" (Irving Berlin); 1920s: Old Man River from "Show Boat" (Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II); 1930s: Summertime from "Porgy and Bess" (George & Ira Gershwin); 1940s: Oklahoma from "Oklahoma" (Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II); 1950s: America from "West Side Story" (Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim); 1960s: Tradition from "Fiddler on the Roof" (Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick); 1970s: I Hope I Get It from "A Chorus Line" (Marvin Hamlisch & Edward Kleban); 1980s: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats from "Cats" (Andrew Lloyd Webber); 1990s: Circle of Life from "Lion King" (Elton John & Tim Rice).
Cathy Blair - Heritage Music Press
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