150 Years of Broadway Musicals – Part 1

Course Dates: 
6 weeks: 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21
Fridays, 9-11 a.m.
Michael Ruiz
Course Catalogs: 
2020 Winter

Part 1 of the 150-year-history of the Broadway Musical covers the time period from 1860 to the 1950s. Enjoy short clips of Broadway musicals and some renditions of show tunes on the piano. The short clips come from a variety of sources including performances in community theaters and revivals staged in schools. Experience the fascinating development of the musical from its infancy through the Golden Age of maturity. Part 2 is scheduled for the Spring term. 

Instructor: Michael Ruiz (ruiz@unca.edu) is a UNC Asheville professor of physics, holds a doctorate in theoretical physics and has had his physics courses featured on CNN. He is also a pianist and composer with three piano concertos performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony.

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