Course Description: Musical theater is often considered light fare and lacking the gravitas of serious subjects dealt with in more dramatic plays. But that can be deceiving. This course will discuss the important social and moral issues raised by many of the great musicals from the Broadway stage, while we will also hear much of the memorable music from these productions. Included in the course will be music and songs from George and Ira Gershwin’s production of “Porgy and Bess”; Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” and “Carousel”; Bernstein and Sondheim’s “West Side Story”; Lerner and Lowe’s “My Fair Lady”; Andrew Lloyd’ Webber’s “Evita”; Lionel Bart’s “Oliver”; and Lin-Manual Miranda’s “Hamilton”.
NO REQUIRED BOOKS
INSTRUCTOR: Joe Corn spent most of his professional career working as an engineer. He has also taught in the NYC school system, Springfield Technical Community College, Penn State University, and worked as a technical instructor for Moore Products. Joe has taught numerous music and technology course for WISE and is a former WISE President.
Course fee: $45.00
Zoom Link: Sent to paid and registered members before the start of course.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609