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Guys and Dolls: 70 Years of Loesser’s Broadway Gem

November 30, 2020

Frank Loesser, legendary Broadway and Hollywood lyricist and composer, wrote Guys and Dolls. This article commemorates the seventieth anniversary of this huge Broadway hit musical. Because Loesser was so involved in other aspects of his stage musicals, he wrote only six stage musicals: Where’s Charley? (1949), Guys and Dolls (1950), The Most Happy Fella (1956), […]

Carousel: 75 Years of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Masterpiece

March 18, 2020

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Carousel tracing back to its origins and musical score and offering learning scenarios.

Rodgers and Hart at 100: WIth a Song in Their Hearts

October 21, 2019

Rodgers and Hart’s musicals have become a permanent part of the Great American Songbook. This article celebrates the 100th anniversary of their partnership that lasted 24 years until Hart’s death in 1943.

Over the Rainbow: 80 Years of The Wizard of Oz

August 28, 2019

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most cherished films of all time. August 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1939 film’s release.

1776: Fifty Years of the Broadway Musical

February 26, 2019

This article celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of 1776 with background and learning scenarios you can use with your students.

Yesterday Once More: Fifty Years of the Carpenters

December 19, 2018

The Carpenters’ Contributions to Choral Music.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

November 16, 2018

Fifty Years of the Fantasmagorical Musical

Learning Scenarios from 75 Years of Rodgers and Hammerstein Musicals

December 1, 2017

By Dr. Keith Mason Overture The musicals of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II are still going strong many years after the legendary partners’ last collaboration in 1959. Together, the team created eleven works. Because Oklahoma! debuted on Broadway on March 31, 1943, 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first […]

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