...5-6-7-8! From A Chorus Line to Kiss Me, Kate, from Gilbert and Sullivan to Rodgers and Hammerstein, from Cats! to Oklahoma! and everything in-between, Appreciating Musicals is a unique, easy-to-read resource for high school students studying, perofrming in, or simply entranced by Broadway musicals.
Starting with the form's earliest incarnations in the 19th century, Appreciating Musicals is a methodical, decade-by-decade examination of the hit shows, the great composers and lyricists, the innovations, the favorite songs, and all of the glamour of opening night. A complete unit on "Musical Making" details what goes into a show's book, score, dancing, and production.
The informative text includes listening guides, critical reviews, song lists, plot descriptions, and much more. A perennial favorite with teachers and students alike.