More How Music Makes the Musical

February-March, 2018

The Women's Insitute of Houston

Musical Theatre is a true American art form—no other theatrical presentation can boast the same pedigree. Through extravagant singing and dancing, they capture our hearts and minds anew each season. The magic of the musical happens in the music—we are able to understand and empathize with the protagonists in a way that is deep, complex, and effortless. We will delve into your favorite musicals and learn how the composers and the playwrights crafted the shows that you love, why opinions differ so widely in the appreciation of this art form, and listen to some great music. The musicals we will cover in this session include Rodger & Hammerstein’s groundbreaking "Carousel", Cole Porter’s "Kiss Me Kate", Wilson’s "The Music Man", Bock & Harnick’s "Fiddler on the Roof", Sondheim’s "Into the Woods", and the international sensation "Les Miserables". You will be humming a tune after each class!