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Better With a Band

Friday, April 5th, 2013

band pic

In its April 2013 issue, American Theatre magazine featured a cover story about the evolving role of bands and on-stage music in theatre.  This is also an excellent look at new musical theatre in development across the country.

Please take a few minutes to read the article and interview.  We will discuss this in class.  You can download the reading here:


Happy 92nd, Carol Channing!

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Today is Carol Channing’s 92nd birthday.  Her contributions to the musical theatre, film, and TV are many, but she will forever be known as Dolly Levi, the title character in Hello, Dolly! which we’ll see as a class at Ford’s Theatre later this semester.  Channing played the role on Broadway, on tour, and elsewhere more than 5,000 times.  In this clip, she and the waiters sing their way thru the title number in the 1979 London production:


For more Carol Channing, check out this entertaining and touching documentary about her life, career, and marriage to her childhood sweetheart.