Surveying the art form known as musical theatre from its multiple origins through contemporary trends, we will use music, film, librettos
and scores, and local productions to gain a broader understanding and appreciation of this performance genre. While we will look at the
development of the musical as an art form, we will also explore musicals as vehicles for the wider social and cultural themes of each era.
Open to the general student, the course also serves as an elective for the major/minor in Theatre or in Music.