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I 'm Just A Broadway

- “I’m just a Broadway baby, learning how to sing and dance, waiting for that one big chance to be in a show.” From these famous works of the Broadway show Follies, it is very plain to see that there is a lot more to auditioning for a Broadway musical than one might originally believe. To be able to do this, one must possess talent, have a wide range of expertise in the area of performing arts, and be capable of drawing attention to oneself with ease. Despite having all these seemingly natural abilities, success will only come of one takes the initiative to put in the work and have the perseverance necessary to flourish in the competitive industry of show business....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Theatre, Broadway]

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Broadway Café Case Study

- Porters Five Forces Model As strategy consultants of McCormick & Associates, we use Porters Five Forces Model as a framework when making a qualitative evaluation of a firm's strategic position (Appendix 1.2). These five forces determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of a market. These forces affect the ability of a company to serve its customers and make a profit. A change in any of the forces normally requires a company to re-assess the market place. Bargaining Power of Customers Is high when buyers have many choices of whom to buy from and low when the choices are few....   [tags: Broadway Café Case Study]

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Is Broadway Dying?

- “I’m the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.” This quote was said by the famous playwright, Arthur Miller. He was not the only person thinking that Broadway’s end is near. Theater industry members, scholars and journalists believe that Broadway is going extinct. “Many belief that American theater is suffering an artistic death” (Wollman). Many people think that Broadway is dying. I strongly disagree with that opinion. Broadway is alive and well and appearing nightly in the Time Square area of New York City....   [tags: Theater ]

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The Broadway Fountain of Madison, Indiana

- The Broadway Fountain of Madison, Indiana did not originate in Indiana. “The fountain was originally exhibited in Philadelphia in 1876 (U.S.).” “After the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition closed, the Madison Lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows purchased the fountain and presented it to the city in 1884 (U.S.).” What makes this fountain so special. “It is one of only four remaining of this style in the world (U.S.).” The Madison Lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows was looking for a way to “regain the momentum it had lost to the railroads with a public drinking fountain (Untitled).” “Crozier told Joe that they needed something out of the normal order to catch the attention an...   [tags: the great flood, philadelphia, history]

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The History of Chicago’s Broadway

- The theatres in Chicago have a very vast and interesting history. Starting in the 1920’s, it has been around for a long time. Stephen Schwartz once said “I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason bringing something we must learn and we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them and we help them in return”(goodreads.com). Broadway can help teach people morales. Broadway is one of the most exciting parts of downtown Chicago. Broadway in Chicago is undoubtedly less recognized then what it should be due to its talent and national status....   [tags: Live Stage Musicals, Steve Traxler]

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Dusk On Lower Broadway

- Images that have the ability to induce physical sensations are often the most sought after. A painter that has the ability to induce these sensations is Jonas Lie, with his painting Dusk on Lower Broadway. The painting Dusk on Lower Broadway is a timely piece that exhibits a diverse mixture of artistic concepts and techniques, using quick short brushstrokes with dark cold colors to create an atmosphere of Dusk on lower Broadway. In Dusk on Lower Broadway, Lie depicts the average life of a New Yorker bustling down lower Broadway on a winter’s afternoon....   [tags: Impressionism, Claude Monet, New York City]

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New York City Broadway

- Broadway in New York City is not just the name of a street; it is the theatrical arts itself. Humble beginnings initiated by hopeful immigrants evolved into the thriving art that it is today. It overcame fires, natural disasters, and economic hardships, refusing to go out with a whimper. There are happenings ranging from horrific to positively scandalous, and rules that are just strange. New York City Broadway is an American tradition that has held on for centuries, but these years have a story behind them....   [tags: American History]

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Broadway Brokers

- The current economic downfall has forced many organizations to strategically restructure and downsize. Broadway Brokers is not immune to these economic challenges and has been faced with competition from discount brokers and Internet brokerage services. Broadway Brokers position of holding the largest market share has been jeopardized by their slow reaction to the shifting changes within the industry. Broadway Brokers staff possessed strong selling and interpersonal skills however lacked in their knowledge of the high tech skills that had been inundating the market....   [tags: Economy, Layoffs]

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Aids / Aid Virus : Broadway House

- In New Jersey, there are countless affected with the HIV/AID virus. Broadway House located at 298 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104 “is the only specialized care facility focuses for people living with HIV/AIDS” (BWH). Since 1995, Proponents of Broadway house believe in providing patients with outstanding healthcare services. Broadway House offer patient’s medical services, social services, behavioral health services, and quality of life programs. Through the use of all of these services, they offer help in psychological, physical, and emotional needs of the individuals residing in Broadway House....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, HIV, Health]

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Ethel Merman: Broadway´s Voice

- The Impact of Ethel Merman Ethel Merman is described by PBS as the most successful musical comedy performer of her generation. Merman is known for contributing her loud and clear vocals to the Broadway stage and changing the way that people observed women on Broadway as well (PBS). Appearing and starring in several Broadway blockbusters, her acting career appeared to go through somewhat transitional phases to where she could act less and less like herself in character. Merman left her mark as an entertainer and her voice continues to be a spectacle....   [tags: Singer, Show Business]

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Broadway musicals: The Portrayal of Women through the Decades

- Broadway was one of the first forms of entertainment. Before there were television programs, or movies, there was Broadway. Broadway originated in New York in 1750, when actor-manager Walter Murray built a theatre company at the Theatre on Nassau Street. A musical would show about once every weekend. The shows were very male based, and would commonly show a relationship between young boys and their fathers. Women were slowly integrated into Broadway, and as society changed its point of view on women, so did theatre....   [tags: Entertainment, TV , misogyny, feminism]

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Broadway Production of Big River

- Broadway Production of Big River At the time when I purchased the tickets for the Broadway production of “Big River”, a production of The Deaf West Theatre, I did not know what to expect. I questioned how they were going to express the sign language as well as singing and voice all in one. I wondered if there was going to be interpreters or was the whole story going to be told in sign language. When I first arrived and walked up to the crowd of people in line I realized that only a few people out of at least a hundred people were communicating in sign language....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Rhetoric Of Humor Project : The Broadway Performance From Will Ferrell

- Rhetoric of Humor Project Humor is an intriguing aspect of our life that makes us happy when we are sad, and keeps us upbeat when with friends. The title that I chose was the Broadway performance from Will Ferrell in Will Ferrell: You 're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush. Will Ferrell portrays the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, as he reflects on a variety of incidents and occurrences that happened while serving the United States from 2001-2009. The humor speaks primarily to people who are politically savvy and especially know the major points in Bush’s presidency....   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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I Am Not Really A Big Fan Of Broadway

- I’m not really a big fan of Broadway shows, mostly because they’re inaccessible, but I’ve managed to be reeled into the Hamilton musical bandwagon. The concept of a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton was just so surreal that I had to check out some the music. The cast album is well written and addicting, While Hamilton and those other guys are the stars, I ended up connecting with two of the major female leads: Angelica and Eliza Schuyler. In their introduction and first song they quote the Declaration of Independence about how all men are created equal and then Angelica continues with “and when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel.” Not only did th...   [tags: United States Constitution, Equal Rights Amendment]

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Broadway Tavern Customer Satisfaction

- Table of Contents Abstract……………………………………………………………………………4 CHAPTER1……………………………………………………………………….5      Description of the Problem……………………………………………..5           Statement of Purpose…………………………………………..5           Setting of the Problem………………………………………….5           History and Background of the Problem………………………6           Scope of the Project…………………………………………….7           Importance of the Project………………………………………7 CHAPTER 2………………………………………………………………………8      Literature Review………………………………………………………..8 CHAPTER 3………………………………………………………………………10      Research Strategy and Data Collection Plan…………………………10           Summary of Chapter 1 and 2………………………………….10           Research Strategy………………………………………………10        ...   [tags: Marketing Management]

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Bullets Over Broadway

- Bullets Over Broadway Bullets Over Broadway is definitely something you've never seen before. It's hard to imagine any other writer in the entire world coming up with the basic plot that drives the film. Woody Allen takes a humerous concept and allows it to grow more absurd and surreal with each passing moment. And somehow, by film's end, the ridiculous seems acceptable. The film has been referred to as a comic take on the themes explored in Crimes and Misdemeanors, and while a comparison is interesting, I don't necessarily think it holds up....   [tags: Papers]

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The Broadway Fountain in Madison, Indiana by Sculptor J. P. Victor Andre

- The Broadway Fountain located in Madison, Indiana is a famous artistic structure that is well known for its historical background and current use as an ideal location of weddings and other gatherings. In the course of a little over a century, the fountain has been in danger of being completely discarded twice and has been replaced with an exact bronze replica. Designed by French sculptor J. P. Victor Andre, the original Broadway Fountain was presented to the city of Madison in 1886 after being featured in the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition (National Park Service)....   [tags: touristic attraction, artistic structure ]

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Broadway Performance From Will Ferrell : You 're Welcome America

- Humor is an intriguing aspect of our life that makes us happy when we are sad, and keeps us upbeat when with friends. The title that I chose was Broadway performance from Will Ferrell in “Will Ferrell: You 're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush”, Will Ferrell portrays the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, as he reflects on a variety of incidents and occurrences that happened while serving the United States from 2001-2009 as President. The humor speaks primarily to people who are politically savvy and especially know the major points in President Bush’s presidency with Ferrell highlighting key points such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2000 Presidential election,...   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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The Von Trapp Family Singers

- The Sound of Music is a timeless classic that has captivated the attention of many ages. Based off the beginning events of Maria von Trapp’s book The Story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the overall view of the Von Trapp family in the film is kept intact. Maria Augusta Kutschera joined the family in 1926 as a tutor to the children and later married their father, former Navy officer, Georg von Trapp. As World War II progressed, the family became more well known for their musical talent, which was the focus of The Sound of Music....   [tags: music, broadway]

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Musicals in the Splendid Theater or in the Technological Movies

- Musicals: in the Splendid Theater or in the Technological Movies It is curious to see the great star of the musical Wicked on Broadway, Indina Menzel, giving her voice to a character in Disney’s Movie, Frozen. This movie, that is an example of success, has won many awards, among them the Oscar for the best animation movie and music. However, does a musical produced in a theater such as Les Miserables or Chicago have the same success and prestige as the movie version. The advance of technology in the field of cinema that has been possible to adapt and improve the stories of books, real facts, and of course, musical theater presentations, makes everyone think the answer is no....   [tags: disney movies, broadway]

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Slavery and Christian Values in Uncle Tom´s Cavin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

- There are many different themes that are present throughout this play; however the two larger themes are slavery and Christian values. Throughout the play these two themes are present with every character and yet at the same time seem to be at odds with each other. When it comes to the idea of slavery, the fact that this book was written at the time to persuade the readers, especially the northerners that slavery is evil, un-Christian, and intolerable in society. Even with the idea of slavery, we can find that the play takes a great amount of time to show the fact that the slavery system does not follow the Christian values....   [tags: slave hunter, freedom, broadway ]

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The Life and Music of George Gershwin

- George Gershwin was a popular and successful American pianist and composer. He composed music for movies, Broadway musicals, opera and the concert hall. He combined classical music and jazz to his style and well known for his composition, “Rhapsody in Blue.” George Gershwin was born on the 26th of September, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York. His original name was Jacob Gershwin. He was the son of Russian immigrants; his dad, Morris (Moishe) Gershowitz changed his last name to Gershwin when he came to United States from Russia....   [tags: Rhapsody in Blue, Broadway]

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The Depths of Night Mother by Marsha Norman

- “‘Night Mother”, by Marsha Norman, is a play that dives into the struggles of a mother and daughter. First performed in 1983, the play became a major success both in Broadway, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was first performed as a play. (Spencer, pg. 1) Jessie is a middle aged woman, who is divorced, moved back in with her mother, and struggles with, what she believes, is a failed life. Thelma, Jessie’s mother, realizes that Jessie wants to commit suicide due to comments that Jessie makes....   [tags: broadway, struggles, mother, daughter]

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Comparing and Constrasting Changes Between the Elizabethan Theatre to Theatre of Today’s Society

- Within this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the changes that have occurred between Elizabethan Theatre to theatre of today’s society, in particular drawing attention toward American theatre and its first existence. I will give specific examples, such as’Tis Pity She’s A Whore’ a play by John Ford, with regards to Elizabethan Theatre in comparison with the works within Broadway, and how particular playwrights, such as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, helped to ground the movement that is American theatre....   [tags: broadway, travelling actors]

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Plastics: A Comparison of The Film The Graduate Vs. The Novel

- Charles Webb’s timeless novel The Graduate tells a story of a naive college student who has an affair with his parent’s good friend. However, its success was not based on the story, the sensation was on how the story was told. In Mike Nichols’ 1967 classic The Graduate based on the novel, young Benjamin Braddock is a rising scholar with no direction. Unaware of his promising life he finds himself troubled and confused as to what he wants. The film brought the novel to life with authentic characters with sympathy and edge, the novel The Graduate was the foundation of one the most successful and iconic films in history....   [tags: Broadway Hit, Plot Summary]

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

- Biography: The author of Of Mice and Men is John Steinbeck. John was born in Salinas, California, on the 27th of February 1902. John had two older sisters and one younger sister, making him the only son to his parents. The Steinbeck’s family was not wealthy, but they did hold much significance in their small community due to their involvement around Salinas. Unlike his family, John wanted little to do with their small community and was seen as a rebel. John locked himself away in his room, shutting out the real world spending in in his own, where he would write short stories and poems....   [tags: literature awards, broadway]

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Watching The Phantom of the Opera

- For me, I was lucky that my college offered tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera right around Mothers’ Day. I celebrated the holiday early by taking my mother to see her first professional performance. I bought tickets to see the musical on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Majestic Theatre in New York City. We spent the day shopping in New York with my some of my college mates. When we got to the theatre, I was slightly disappointed at the size and stuffiness of the theatre, as my imagination always cited spacious grand opera houses as the house for all Broadway shows....   [tags: Analytic Essay, Broadway Shows]

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The Life of Buster Keaton

- The Oscar goes to… Buster Keaton. Buster Keaton won his Oscar for comedy in 1959, two years after his film biography, “The Buster Keaton Story,” which was released in 1957 (Buster Keaton par 1). Buster Keaton, born as Joseph Frank Keaton, IV, got his nickname from the Great Houdini (Buster Keaton par 1). Buster Keaton was known as the greatest silent film clown in all of his movies in the 1920’s (Buster Keaton par 1). Buster Keaton, son of Joe and Myra Keaton, was born on October 4, 1895, in Piqua, Kansas (Buster Keaton par 1)....   [tags: film, drinking, broadway]

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Honors And Drama And Dreams

- Honors and Drama and Dreams, Oh My. Getting an education can and should be a somewhat pleasant process. It is something that can further your career, broaden your understanding of the world as a whole, and make your life more interesting and well-rounded. However, the purpose of education has shifted from giving people these benefits of having an education, to constant, stressful preparation for whatever is supposed to come next. Children very frequently love to learn and go to school when they are younger, and then become so bogged down by pressure that that is what they associate with education, leaving them to resent it as a concept....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Theatre]

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Biography of Florenz Ziegfeld

- Florenz Ziegfeld was born in Chicago Illinois on March 15th, 1867 being one of the four siblings. He was in a very loved but strict home as a kid, he grew up and was a rather interesting kid. However he always had the type of stardom in his blood to get peoples attention, he even told kids to come see “The invisible fish” which was in reality just a glass bowl filled with water. (www.imdb.com) As he got older, and famous, you realize that events like that and the little skits that he put on shaped him to who he was when he was older....   [tags: the trocar club, broadway producer]

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Biography of Joe Mielziner

- A small introduction: Joe Mielziner, born in Paris in 1901, was a famous American scenic and lighting designer considered "The most successful set designer of the Golden era of Broadway". Throughout his work he created different versions of sets with the use of simple inexpensive materials, and few props, while still staying as realistic as possible even when constricted by small stages. Mielziner was the leader of a new artistic movement in scenic design called "selective realism". The well known piece by Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, was represented many times with Mielziner's stage design which was said to be the most faithful representation for this play....   [tags: paris, golden era of broadway]

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Musical Theatre : An Art Form Of Theatrical Performance

- Musical theatre is an art form of theatrical performance that has graced the stages of Broadway for close to two centuries, combining songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance to create a versatile performance art that has stunned people all over the world. Humor, pathos, love, anger is all communicated through movement and music as an integrated whole to create visual and aural masterpiece. “Broadway is Taking Leaps Towards a Sustainable Future.” (Hagiwara, 2011) implies that Broadway Musical theatre is implementing steps to secure its long term sustainability along the great white way....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Musical theatre, Theatre]

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The Era Of The Lenape Indians

- One of the very first electrified streets in the United States was Broadway. This gave it many opportunities to become a large icon for our nation. As we know now it is one of the most well-known places for great entertainment. However Broadway was not always the iconic entertainment center it is today; it was stolen, had New York City emerge around it, and persevered through many difficult economic and cultural times. Broadway started out as the main trading route of the Lenape Indians. The trail was known as the Wickquasgeck Trail and ran 15 miles through rough terrain (Purdy)....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Broadway]

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The Fountain Made by J.P. Victor Andre in Madison, Indiana

- In the downtown area of Madison, Indiana, sits an extraordinary structure that seems to capture attention from all walks of life. The Broadway Fountain was created by a French artist named J.P. Victor Andre. Andre obviously knew what he was doing when he was asked to construct this fountain because of the impressive composition it has and with its mesmerizing size. “Some have suggested that Andre’s neo-classical design was inspired by the famous fountain in Place-de-la-Concord in Paris, or by a fountain exhibited at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London in 1851” (Wright)....   [tags: indiana, broadway fountain, victor andre]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Birdman ' And ' The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance '

- David Corbett TMA 102 Section 9 1 April 2015 Final Film Analysis Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a fantastic film that combines seemingly disparate ideas into a coherent theme and narrative. The theme that seems so prevalent in the film is the struggle to move on and find love and admiration. The movie tries to understand this struggle by asking the question of what defines art and whether Hollywood-like spectacle approach to art is a good thing. The film also faces the viewer with the internal conflict that these characters face when having two types of personalities on and off the stage....   [tags: Actor, Film, Broadway theatre, Theatre]

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Analysis Of The Film ' The Jazz Singer '

- This scene from The Jazz Singer (1927) starts with Jakie Rabinowitz (Al Jolson) talking to the audience in the nightclub he is preforming in that night. To get them excited, he tells them “you ain’t heard nothin’!”and he then begins to animatedly sing and dance around the stage. The camera cuts back and forth between the audience and Jackie as he preforms. The audience claps along as he sings and at the end of the song it cuts to a long shot of the crowd. They clap as Jackie stands on the stage looking down appreciatively at them....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Musical theatre, The King and I]

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Jeremy Mccarter And Lin Manuel Miranda Co Authored Hamilton : The Revolution Without Any Prior Experience

- A book such as this may seem a bit random and out of place in world obsessed with futuristic novels and fast paced entertainment. Yet, no one can deny its popularity. In its first week of sale, the book was sold out on major websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It has reached out and grabbed ahold of its readers in a way that only its two authors’ could have imagined. Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda co-authored Hamilton: The Revolution without any prior experience in the business. McCarter’s background is full of many different jobs including work on the artistic staff at the Public Theatre in New York for 5 years and the direction of radio plays....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Musical theatre, New York City]

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Summary Of ' The Volstead Act '

- Asa Yoelson, or Al Jolson was born in Russia in 1886. The thing that made Al popular was he applied burnt cork to his face, which gave him a black face, which at the time more actors began to take the blackface of as a part of their act. Al was easily then able to connect more with his audience with his blackface. The song that became Al Jolson’s signature song was Swanee. 4. The Volstead act, which banned the rights to sell or transport illegal beverages had little to no effect on the city of New York or on Broadway....   [tags: Musical theatre, Broadway theatre, Jerome Kern]

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Theater : A Complex Interpretation Of Essential Human Need

- Theater is a complex interpretation of essential human need. It is utilized to extend stories onto ourselves as well as other people, and to make importance through account. Theater models for us an open talk and fabricates our abilities for listening to diverse sides of a discussion or contention while in the meantime identifying with the battles of our kindred individuals whatever their perspectives may be. The making and going to of theater helps instruction and reading proficiency. Viewing the characters talk here and there and then here again in the theater is precarious; it obliges sharp consideration, fast mental movements, and great dialect abilities....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Theatre, Musical theatre, Film]

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Analysis Of Daniel Makagon 's ' Where The Ball Drops '

- Can merely reading a book offer the truth about Times Square, to someone whose never actually been there. The book by Daniel Makagon, Where The Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square, includes personal research and experiences on the reality of what goes on in Times Square. My thoughts and perceptions on the borough of Times Square have changed dramatically more than any other topic I’ve ever viewed. The history of Times Square very strongly is linked to why the city that never sleeps is one of the most successful tourist attractions in the world....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Times Square, Broadway]

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Adaptation Of The United States

- The United States is a country where everyone dreams of coming. It is the "land of opportunities", as they say. The first time when one leaves the home country, there is a feeling of excitement, hope, and sadness with lots of worries and questions in mind. The thought that life will be a lot better than what was before, is only a hope. Life is only starting from the very beginning with no experience. You will be born again and start to learn how to walk. You will go through tough times at first....   [tags: New York City, New Jersey, Broadway theatre]

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RENT the Musical

- RENT the Musical There's a scene in the new musical "RENT" that may be the quintessential romantic moment of the '90s. Roger, a struggling rock musician, and Mimi, a junkie who's a dancer at an S/M club, are having a lovers' quarrel when their beepers go off and each takes out a bottle of pills. It's the signal for an "AZT break," and suddenly they realize that they're both HIV-positive. Clinch. Love duet. If you don't think this is romantic, consider that Jonathan Larson's sensational musical is inspired by Puccini's opera "La Boheme," in which the lovers Mimi and Rodolfo are tragically separated by her death from tuberculosis....   [tags: Rent Musicals Movies Broadway Plays Essays]

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Wizards and Villains and Playbills, Oh My!: The Niche Musical and the Internet

- Wizards and Villains and Playbills, Oh My!: The Niche Musical and the Internet In the study of current-day musical theatre, it is easy to see the staggering range of specific topics used as the subject of new musicals. For example, Avenue Q, a loving parody of “Sesame Street”, and Wicked, an adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, which is an adaptation in itself of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, are two massively different shows which premiered in the same year. These are two shows with fairly specific subject matter built with a fairly specific audience in mind that managed to do well, critically and financially, on Broadway....   [tags: Musical Theater ]

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The Road to Fame: The Great White Way

- Every day people get an idea for a new show. Every day people work on writing a new show. Every day a new show is denied access to that seemingly impossible goal, Broadway. But what about the ones who do make it. They are the ones who go down in history; the ones who get their names in lights. But the road to Broadway is long and strenuous. I have been interested in theatre since before I can remember. I always wondered what it would be like to start a show from scratch and have it get to Broadway....   [tags: Theater ]

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Hamilton : The Story Of An Implausible Founding Father Alexander Hamilton

- Hamilton Musical Introduction The selected musical Hamilton is based on the story of an implausible Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. It summarizes, his early life as an orphan in the Caribbean. Hamilton was born out of wedlock in the West Indies his father abandoned him, and his mother died when Hamilton was 12. By the of 19, Hamilton has made his way to the American colonies, a dedicated supporter of American independence. He served under Washington, as his right-hand man, he was a war hero, rebel, a loving husband (who had an affair with another woman), and he was also the head of U.S....   [tags: Musical theatre, New York City, Alexander Hamilton]

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Report on Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire

- At 2215 hrs, on November 28, 1942, Fire Alarm Headquarters from Box 1514, situated at Stuart and Carver streets, received an alarm. When the responding apparatus arrived they found a small car fire at the corner of Stuart Street and Broadway. After the fire was extinguished the firefighters were about to return to quarters when their attention was called to smoke emanating from the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub a few doors away. Upon their arrival at the entrance of the Broadway lounge on Broadway they encountered numerous people leaving the premises admidst the cries of “fire”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theater is Still Important Despite Television

- Theater is Still Important Despite Television - Tonight in America, approximately 5.5 million will attend a movie, - more than 40 million will listen to the radio and - more than 150 million will turn on their tvs, - while fewer than 100, 000 will attend the theater - Theater has had great influence on society for over 2500 years - unlike tv and motion picture which hasn’t sprung up til this century - although, tv, radio and movies have added a lot to the world of entertainment - they are based on theater in some way or another - Theater was the first form of real entertainment - First established theater- theater if the greeks - performances were based on religi...   [tags: Papers]

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The Dance Is Music Made From The Feet Of A Person

- Tap dance is music made from the feet of a person, using the heels and toes of the foot with metal plates screwed onto the bottom of the shoe to make a louder noise. Tap dancing becomes natural to a person. People will be sitting down tapping their foot to music and they don’t even know they’re tap dancing. There are many types of tap dance that require different techniques and different shoes that goes better with each style. The different styles of tap dance collaborates with the music. For an example jazz tap is basically performed with jazz bands and swing music....   [tags: Tap dance, Dance, Savion Glover, Clogging]

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German Born, Hanya Holm, And The Pioneers Of Modern Dance

- German born, Hanya Holm, is categorized as one of the pioneers of modern dance. From a young age, she took a special interest in modern dance and very soon joined Mary Wigman’s school in Dresden, Germany. There, Holm became a principal instructor of dance and soon became a master of Wigman’s ideology of modern dance. This ideology was highly focused on the emotional aspect so wildly acclaimed in modern dance (Ambrosio 94; Encyclopædia Britannica). Following Holm’s great success in Wigman’s dance school, in 1931 she was sent to the United States by Wigman to establish the Mary Wigman School in New York City....   [tags: Dance, Choreography, Mary Wigman, Hanya Holm]

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Making a Profit with Happy Stockholders

- Abstract In this paper, we will analyze several theories of ethical thought and how their application can be used to justify many business decisions in the real world. In this case, we are presented with several ethical issues which have an impact on the youth (predominantly male) in our country. In addition we will discuss how these ethical issues compare when marketing to foreign countries. Ethical Analysis– Assessment #3 The primary focus of any business is to make a profit, thus directly benefiting the shareholders and employees, and indirectly stimulating the economy....   [tags: Ethical Analysis, business, ]

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Blues for Mister Charlie

- James Baldwin did not want to write this play…at first. He thought American Theatre to be, “…a series, merely, of commercial speculations, stale, repetitious, and timid” (Baldwin 4). In other words, he thought it to be much like today’s Hollywood: the same money making melodramatic plots that are hashed-out over and over again so no one has to gamble on projects that push the envelope. It was not until his friend, Medgar Evers, took him through the back-woods of Mississippi to investigate the 1955 murder of a young Black teen named Emmett Till, and the later death of Evers, that Baldwin decided to write his first play....   [tags: Theatre]

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The Jazz Singer

- The Jazz Singer, released in 1927, is a black and white film that centers on a young man who wishes to conquer his dreams in becoming a professional jazz singer. This film, directed by Alan Crosland, demonstrates new developments from the decade of the 1920’s. During the decade, many new advances; such as the introduction of musicals and other technological advancements, were created. The Jazz Singer utilized these new advances of the decade and incorporated them into each scene. This is evident due to the elements of being the first talkie film, the introduction of the new musical genre and the introduction of the Hollywood stars system....   [tags: music, film, musicals, technological advancement]

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Description of Some Delicious Mexican Dishes: Huevos Rancheros, Chili Rellenos

- Huevos Rancheros Huevos Rancheros are a common Texas breakfast dish that is made with tortilla, topped with fried eggs, and salsa. It may also be served with refried beans on the side. This dish has become extremely popular in Texas and is not only served for breakfast, but lunch, and dinner as well. There are a variety of ways to make the salsa or ranchero sauce in a matter of minutes. This component usually consists of peeled tomatoes, garlic, and serrano chilies that give the salsa a spicy kick....   [tags: chili, torillas, huevos, texas]

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America 's Working Class During The Nineteenth Century

- In the early nineteenth century, America’s working class suffered greatly by working in sweatshop conditions for unlivable wages on a seventy hour work week. The work place was dangerous and labor laws were unregulated. Instead of going to school, children were running heavy machinery where they could possibly lose a limb or lose a life. The elderly would work right up until they dropped dead on the factory floor. The relentless hours left many sleep deprived and starving. If workers could not keep up with the high demands, they would be fired and then easily replaced....   [tags: Trade union, Employment, Strike action]

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George Gershwin's Influence on 20th Century Music

- George Gershwin was arguably the greatest influence on 20th century music. Gershwin’s music was composed of both popular and classical musical genres, but his most popular refrains are extensively known. Gershwin’s work have been used and heard in many movies, plays including Broadway, and fit for television. George Gershwin today remains one of the greatest and most influential musical composers and pianists of all time. On September 26, 1898, in Brooklyn, New York the legend was born. George Gershwin the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants....   [tags: piano, classic, compositions]

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The Charleston Dance By Argentine Tango

- In the United States of America, there once was this dance that evolved in a slave state known as South Carolina, Charleston, and a dance called Argentine Tango that evolved in america after being brought into the nation through global expansion. Both of these authentic dances exemplify a specific movement of techniques that gives the dance its power and name. Tango gives us a sensational feel that articulates adequate movements and creates richer, profound appearance. The Charleston dance brings out the joy in people that allows a person to let loose and be free....   [tags: Dance, Dance music, Partner dance, Buenos Aires]

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George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

- George Gershwin’s Life George Gershwin was a popular and successful American pianist and composer. He composed music for movies, Broadway musicals, opera and the concert hall. He combined classical music and jazz to create his style and was well known for his composition, “Rhapsody in Blue.” As a result of George Gershwin’s composition which included adding jazz elements to classical music, this classical music became popularized. George Gershwin was born on the 26th of September, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: American Pianist, Composer]

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Biography of Actress Lea Salonga

- Lea Salonga Research Paper Lea Salonga is a very talented actress and singer who is quite well known in the theatre world. She has done many things and is good example to people all around the world who she shows that no matter where you come from you can always make your dreams come true. I chose her because I really like her story of how she got started out and came from nothing and I love the show Miss Saigon. She was born with the name Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga on February 22, 1971 in the Philippines in a small town called Manila....   [tags: singer, theatre world, small voice]

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The Year 1919

- What makes a year special. What makes a year memorable. It’s the things that people remembered in the year. 1919 in American was a year where people were settling down. The World War One just ended, the World Series was rigged, there was an influenza epidemic, there was a president trying to make peace with other countries, and people wore brightly colored clothing. The America in 1919, Had a president who was really focused on peace for the United States. The President was Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president....   [tags: American History, Woodrow Wilson]

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Dance for Musical Theatre: Robert Louis Fosse

- Dance for Musical Theatre: Robert Louis Fosse *No Works Cited Robert Louis Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of a vaudevillian and appropriately enough was born into the theatre. As a child, the art of dance wasn’t only used as a past time by young Fosse, but rather as a way of gaining attention from friends and family. From an early age he had already started studying ballet, tap and acrobatic dance. As Fosse grew up, his talented dancing and signature showmanship had began molding his future career....   [tags: Papers]

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The Car Ride Dichotomy

- ... Beckett went right and drove a couple of blocks trough 14th street . Then, turn left, this time turning on Broadway street. When they turned, they noticed that the traffic wasn't light... not even medium. Beckett's comparison to hell wasn't that far from the truth. Car horns blaring, all the cars piled on uneven lines, all trying to be as close as possible to the next cars. The line wasn't moving, and apparently it hadn't been moving for quite some time. "Damn" Castle said under his breath. He really did not see that coming....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Biography of George Cohan

- Biography of George Cohan George Michael Cohan was a great American playwright, composer, producer, and actor. He was famous for his fast-paced style as a song-dance man and for his lively musicals, which set the trend on Broadway in the 1920s. Cohan was a dedicated man who spent 56 of his 64 years on the stage. During his lifetime, he wrote 40 plays, collaborated with others on another 40 plays, and shared production of still another 150 plays. He made over a 1000 appearances as an actor....   [tags: Papers]

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America 's No Secret That When I Visited New York

- It’s no secret that when I visited New York in 2015, I went and watch Chicago on Broadway. Any opportunity that I get to tell people about that experience I take it. We had the decision of going to watch Jersey Boys or Chicago and since I was already going to watch Jersey Boys, we all voted for Chicago. We sat four rows from the front and it was honestly one of the most amazing days of my life. Fast forward to this year, Monday the 12th of this year to be precise, I was finally, after a year of being obsessed with the show, able to watch it again on its UK tour....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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Overview and Moral of Into the Woods: Play Analysis

- In society there is a longing for a story to have a nice and neat happy ending. Broadway and the theater originally would give this to their audience, especially in America. Give the audience what the want. They want happy endings that mirror their own values and interpretations of how the world should be and at the end of it should be, “and they all lived happily ever after.” The fairy tale ending is something society hopes, dreams, and strives for since we could listen to our parents read us fairy tales with these sweet stories of finding true love and having to fight the odds to be the Prince or Princess you deserve to be....   [tags: Plot Summary, Human Nature]

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The Future Of Theatre : Producing Representative Theatre

- The Future of Theatre: Producing Representative Theatre Reimagining classic pieces of theatre may seem silly and unnecessary. However, with changing times and evolving tolerance, it might be crucial. The Phantom of the Opera is an example of a beloved classic that could benefit from some restructuring, as well as a redefinition of it’s production goals. In such a revamped show, the production team can contemplate varying casting ideas, character alterations as well as highlighting certain themes over others and redefining some all together....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people]

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The Age Of Innocence By Edith Wharton

- The “Gorgeous Incongruities”: Polite Politics and Public Space on the Streets of Nineteenth Century New York, shows the reader the major differences between modern day New York City and Nineteenth Century New York City. In Nineteenth Century New York, the streets were used to parade social class ranking, as well as to in some ways judge those who walk the streets, which is depicted in the first few sentences of the article. However, when one goes into the city today, it couldn’t be any more different....   [tags: New York City, Manhattan, Social class]

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African American Performers: Egbert Austin Williams

- ... Their adventurers land them in from of the Abyssinia’s ruthless monarch Menelik, who alone decides if they are to live or die. A New York Times review of the play the next morning said, “Negro Comedians Seen in ‘Abyssinia,’ the Best Comedy They Have Had…Williams and Walker should have a prosperous career at the Majestic with ‘Abyssinia” (Jas Obrecht). The last big production Williams and Walker made together was, Bandanna Land (1908). The show opened on Broadway on February 3, 1908. Williams “debuted an early draft of what would become one of his most beloved routines, a pantomime poker game with the comedian portraying all of the plays” (Jas Obrecht) ....   [tags: singer, black shows, bandanna land]

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George Gershwin: American Composer and Pianist

- George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. He expressed the times he lived in through his music. Some of his best known works are the orchestral compositions “Rhapsody in Blue,” “An American in Paris,” and the opera “Porgy and Bess.” His compositions have been adapted for use in many films and for television, and several became jazz standards recorded in many different ways. His compositional style was somewhat like his jazz piano improvisations in that he “varied” melodies more than he “developed” them....   [tags: jazz standards, adaptations for film scores]

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Historical Perspectives Of Public Health Systems

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George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

- ... His first teacher was Charles Hambitzer. Hambitzer wrote a letter to his sister and said, “I have a new pupil who will make his mark if anybody will. The boy is a genius.” (A+E Television Networks, 2013) George Gershwin mentioned that Charles Hambitzer was the first person who had a great musical influence to his life. George Gershwin was taught classical music by Mr Hambitzer but he was also encouraged his talents in jazz music. George Gershwin enrolled in the High School of Commerce in 1912 when he was 14 but he dropped out of school a year after and started job as a performer in New York....   [tags: successful American pianist and composer]

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The Phantom Of The Opera

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Mary Zimmerman

- When Mary Zimmerman adapts a play from an ancient text her directing process and the way she engages with text are woven together, both dependent on the other. She writes these adaptations from nondramatic text, writing each evening while working through the pre-production rehearsals and improvisations during the day with the cast. The rehearsal process influences the text, and the text enriches the rehearsal process, so that one cannot exist without the other. Every rehearsal is structured the same but each production is unique because as Zimmerman states in “The Archaeology of Performance”, she is always “open to the possibilities”....   [tags: Play Producer, Ancient Texts]

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All About Alice Childress

- From history to today, African Americans have been discriminated due to their skin color. Although African Americans are still being judged today, many movements from the past have been active to stop the racial tensions. A person that showed and introduced racism toward plays is Alice Childress. Childress is an African American (Black) woman who is an actress, novelist, and playwright. Childress was the first Black woman that directed an off Broadway play that touches upon the themes of feminist, romance, biographical, socio-politic, and history....   [tags: African Americans, Discrimination, US History]

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The Rebirth Of American Musical Theatre

- Two great writers of American musical theatre, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, had one idea in common. They wanted to present to the American public a new and revolutionary musical that would stand out above the rest. They wanted to make an impact on the societies of the era. They wanted to be creative and do something that was considered rebellious. When they finally combined their ideas together they created an American masterpiece in musical theatre: Oklahoma!. It was the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, starting the most successful creative partnership in the history of American musical theatre....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Patriarchal Pathology: The Case of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child and Mahesh Dattani’s Where There’s a Will.

- Sam Shepard and Mahesh Dattani belong to different countries and time span. They come from different social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Sam Shepard belongs to the cream of the crop of 20th century American dramatists. He was involved with New York's Off-Off Broadway Theater - the new experimental theaters that sprung up in church halls, lofts, basements and cafes after the Off-Broadway theater had become expensive. He was closely allied with Theater Genesis-an Off-Off Broadway venue based at St.Mark’s in the Bowery, an Episcopalian church in the East Village at 2nd Avenue and 10th Street....   [tags: Play Analysis, Father's Legacy]

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Analysis Of The Article ' The Windows 7 Whopper '

- Building in Ulsan, South Korea When this McDonald’s was first built, fast food wasn’t a very common thing in South Korea in 2010 when this building was first constructed. It’s safe to say that this unique design was meant to draw in customers with its sweeping, neon wings at the top this McDonald 's is bound to pique anyone’s interest. It’s not really made clear if the ploy actually worked but this McDonald’s still takes one of the top spots in world’s coolest McDonalds. Windows 7 Whopper Each country has its own menu of unique food items that appeal to their country and sometimes, the items will make you jealous that you don’t live there but this isn’t one of these times....   [tags: Hamburger, Fast food, McDonald's, Burger King]

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Louis Armstrong 's Rendition Of The Jazz Style

- Louis Armstrong’s rendition of “(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue” altered various components of the original tune as he incorporated several jazz techniques typical of the 1920’s and pulled the piece out of its original context of Broadway. Doing so greatly changed the piece as a whole and its meaning, to call attention to the necessity of civil rights for the black population. Armstrong’s life was not purely devoted to music. As a civil rights advocate for the black population in the U.S., he grabbed the attention of the government through his fame and helped to bring equal rights to his brethren....   [tags: Black people, African American, Jazz, Race]

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Stage Door At The Emmett Robinson Theatre

- This past Thursday, November 17, 2016, I attended Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s play Stage Door at the Emmett Robinson Theatre. The play was directed by Mark Landis and produced by The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance. I enjoyed this production more than the other plays that I had to see for this course. The concept and storyline of this play were unique. The only aspect of the play that I did not like as much were the numerous characters and their storylines. It was difficult to keep up with all the actors, especially knowing that I would have to comprehend them in order to write this paper....   [tags: Actor, Theatre, Character, Acting]

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The Management Team Of The National Tour

- Final Exam: Kirkpatrick Theatre The management team of the national tour of “Aladdin, the Musical” has decided to incorporate Oklahoma City University’s Kirkpatrick Theatre as one of our proposed theatres for the 2017-2018 tour. When our tour performs at the Civic Center Music Hall during January 29th to February 15th, 2018, we will stay an additional weekend (February 16th-18th, 2018) to perform at the praised Kirkpatrick Theatre. This destination was added late in the game, and adding this theatre would normally violate equity contract, but after hearing about Kristen Chenoweth’s show guest starring talented students of this prestigious university, we had to make an exception and add th...   [tags: Stage, Blocking, Theatre]

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Leonard Bernstien: A Legendary Composer

- Leonard Bernstein is seen as one of the greatest composers in America. Bernstein composed great music, conducted great music, and also preformed great music as a pianist. Bernstein is probably most known for his film score in the production West Side Story. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” Being born and educated in the United States, Bernstein was the first American to obtain worldwide acclaim. He is also cited in the Encyclopedia of World Biography, that “his special gift of bridging the gap between the concert hall and the world of Broadway made him one of the most glamorous musical figures of his...   [tags: Biography]

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