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What Makes A Musical

From: ARTSEDGE
Series: Putting It Together: Words and Music and Musical Theater
Length: 05:50

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The elements that must be present in a theatrical musical

Raininspain_small A musical is not a cabaret show and it's not an opera. It has distinct elements that must be present. In this piece Heather Nathans, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Maryland explains what those elements are.

Piece Description

A musical is not a cabaret show and it's not an opera. It has distinct elements that must be present. In this piece Heather Nathans, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Maryland explains what those elements are.

Timing and Cues

IN: (music) This is "Putting it...
OQ: the performing Arts.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Voi Che Sapete Anne Sofie von Otter & Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro. Deutsche Grammophon 1992 :00
The Shadow of Your Smile Sarah Vaughan The New Scene (Reissue). UNIVERSAL :00
Wouldn't It Be Loverly Julie Andrews My Fair Lady - ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED. Sony 2002 :00
Walk Through the Fire Anthony Stewart Head, Emma Caulfield, Hinton Battle, James Marsters, Nicholas Brendon, Orchestra and Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, With Feeling. Rounder / Umgd 2002 :00
Soliloquy John Raitt Original Broadway Cast, Carousel. Decca 2000 :00
I Get a Kick Out of You Patti LuPone Cole Porter: A Centennial Celebration. RCA 1991 :00
Sweeney Todd 2005 Broadway Revival Cast Sweeney Todd. Nonesuch 2006 :00
Another Hundred People Beth Howland Company - A Musical Comedy (1970 Original Broadway Cast). Sony 1996 :00

Related Website

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/