Part II. Operettas and Such
Part II. Operettas and Such THEA 3355
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Date Created: 09/07/15
Part II Operettas and the Jazz Ag September 1 2015 Franz Lehar quotThe Merry Widowquot the waltz music from the show swept the country with grand popularity Victor Herbert quotNaughty Mariettaquot Rudolph Friml The Fire y Rose Marie The Vagabond King Sigmund Romberg Maytime the operetta was so popular that for the only time in history two companies of the same show played on Broadway AT THE SAME TIME Viennese operettas emphasized the love plot over comic elements These features found in those musical comedies of the time started a trend Al Jolson Famous for Black Face Selfproclaimed quotworld39s greatest entertainerquot H Remembered as the star of the 1St talking motion picture quotThe Jazz Singer He said that one famous quote quotYou ain39t hear nothing yetquot Jerome Kern quotThe Girl from Utahquot Irving Berlin got his start on Tin Pan Alley W 28th Street 1St composer to write an American musical featuring a ragtime score Famous tune Alexander39s Ragtime Band Active from 19141962 which means he wrote over 2 dozen shows Princess Theatre Shows Written to be performed by small casts and sets with an easy pot Forced writers to integrate song and dance Jerome Kern composed many of these shows eg Very Good Eddie and Oh BOY World War II swept the country and led to the production and popularity of patriotic songs George Gershwin wrote the hit song quotSwaneequot sung by AI Jolson Jazz Age popular radio songs came straight from Broadway George White and Earl Carroll competitors of Ziegfeld There Was a Scandal D basicay Carroll was known for have super sexed up performances with barer dressed women
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