When: Oct 25 - Dec 6 10:00 am - noon
(no class Nov 22)
Where: The Loft Cinema
Cost: $195.00 for 6 session(s)
Type: In Person
Instructor: Richard T. Hanson is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. At the School of Theatre Arts, he created the nationally known Musical Theatre Program
In December 2021, the lights of Broadway were dimmed in honor of the passing of Stephen Sondheim, a giant of the American Musical Theatre. Sondheim was the most influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th Century, revolutionizing Musical Theatre and creating the Concept Musical. Like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, and Jerry Herman, Sondheim wrote the words and music to over a dozen Broadway shows, earning eight Tony Awards, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer Prize. He left a treasure trove of hundreds of theatre songs which perfectly married words and music. Together we’ll say farewell to this shy and gentle man who allowed audiences to experience the American Musical Theatre in a new and original way. An innovative theatrical force, this “rhyming gymnast” set the bar high for the Broadway composers and lyricists who followed. From West Side Story to Into the Woods, Gypsy to Sweeney Todd, Follies to A Little Night Music, Company to Sunday In The Park With George, we’ll honor the genius of Stephen Sondheim who managed to entertain and at the same time, speak to a higher moral and human truth.
“Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see and learn . . .”