Musical Theater in 1957”

A Symposium Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Murphy Hall


Event details

8:30 10:30 AM * "The Music Man in History and Practice" (Swarthout Recital Hall) Ketty Wong (University of Kansas), moderator Paul Laird (University of Kansas), "Broadway in 1957 and The Music Man" * John Staniunas (University of Kansas), "Notes on a Production of The Music Man" * Carol Dunevant (Frank Simon Band), "And There He Stood With His Piccolo: Meredith Willson and the American Concert Band" * Roberta Freund Schwartz (University of Kansas), "Iowa Stubborn: Repetition and Recitational Song in Meredith Willson's Musical Characterization of his Fellow Iowans"10:30 10:45 AM * Break10:45 AM 11:45 PM * "Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Musical in 1957" (Swarthout Recital Hall) Mechele Leon (University of Kansas), moderator Jim Lovensheimer (Vanderbilt University), "'When The Children Are Asleep': Carousel in 1957" * Graham Wood (Coker College), "Ten Minutes, Fifty Years, and Sixteen Measures Ago: Musical Structures and Narrative Threads in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella"11:45 AM * Lunch1:00 2:45 PM * Masterclass for Singers with Leslie Bennett, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Film (The Robert Baustian Theatre)1:00 2:45 PM * "Vignettes in the Musical Theater in 1957: Session 1" (Swarthout Recital Hall) John Staniunas (University of Kansas), moderator Thomas Riis (University of Colorado at Boulder), "Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella: Broadway Musical or Broadway Opera?" * Judith Sebesta (University of Missouri at Columbia), "Ziegfeld, Bagley, Sillman, and Cranko: The Revue in 1957 (It Only SOUNDS Like a Law Firm!)" * William Harvill (University of Kansas), "Li'l Abner: From Comic Strip to Stage"3:00 4:45 PM * Masterclass for Singers with Julia Broxholm, Assistant Professor, Department of Music & Dance (The Robert Baustian Theatre)3:00 3:45 PM * Recital of Music by Leonard Bernstein (Swarthout Recital Hall) University of Kansas Chamber Choir John Paul Johnson, director Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet; Ellen Bottorff, piano Russell Ronnebaum, piano3:45 4:00 PM * Break4:00 5:30 PM * "The Musical Theater of Leonard Bernstein" (Swarthout Recital Hall) Paul Laird (University of Kansas), moderator William Everett (University of Missouri-Kansas City), "Candide and the Tradition of American Operetta" * Mandy Whitaker (Jenks, Oklahoma), "Bernstein and Theater Dance in West Side Story" * Elizabeth Wells (Mount Allison University), "Mambo! West Side Story and the Hispanic"5:30 PM * Reception (Outside of Swarthout Recital Hall)7:30 PM * The Music Man (Crafton-Preyer Theatre)


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