Topic: chapter 63: staged sentiment: bernstein and american musical theater. Lg 57 bernstein: west side story excerpts. >act i: the dance at the gym, mambo. Chapter 63: staged sentiment: bernstein and american musical theater. Slide 1: staged sentiment: bernstein and american musical theater: jazz and american musical theater rooted in the united states, influential and popular all over the world. C themes tend to be current, relevant, and vital. Slide 2: musical theater in north america - background: mid-1800"s manhattan street called broadway. >theater lined street: minstrel shows giving way to vaudeville, vaudeville expanded into the variety show. >linked by some loose topical theme: american musical theater developed from the variety show and european operetta. Fuses script, acting, and spoken dialogue with music, singing and dancing- as well as scenery, costumes, and spectacle. Two acts-second is shorter and recaps musical themes.