MUSIC 2TT3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Urinetown, Scenic Design, Alan Jay Lerner

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Broadway and the popular song: introducion and overview. A musical is a broadly deined genre that refers to a type of performance made up of talking, singing, and dancing. In other words, the theatre that speaks, sings, and dances. A genre is a category sancioned by convenion. 2 acts, subdivided into muliple scenes: act i (90-105 minutes, intermission, act ii (45-60 minutes) 16 musical numbers (not songs : about 10 in the irst act and 6 in the second. Most musicals begin with an overture: captures the atenion and favour of the audience, suggests the seing, period, atmosphere, and style, previews the principal songs. New york city has broadway and london, england has the west end. Show boat, oklahoma!, porgy and bess, street scene, west side story, love life, Cabaret, company, sunday in the park with george, assassins, les miz, the phantom of the opera, rent, urinetown: the musical.

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