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The Hollywood Musical: Four Decades of Magic! Part 1

February 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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In temperament, personality and background, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe were perhaps the most dissimilar of all of the great songwriting teams. Yet together they penned some of the most original and successful musicals written during the Golden Age of Broadway, hits beginning with Brigadoon in 1947 and ending with Gigi in 1973. Between those bookends fell Paint Your Wagon, the blockbuster My Fair Lady which made Julie Andrews an over-night sensation, and Camelot, pairing Ms. Andrews with a young Richard Burton. Often at odds with each other personally, their resulting music was both inspired and enduring.

Learn the origins of immortal songs like “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Thank Heaven for Little Girls,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “If Ever I Would Leave You,” and “They Call the Wind Mariah,” explore their film adaptations, while delving into the personal lives of the songwriting team, underscored with correspondence, testimonials and film footage.

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