July 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Castle Public Library
424 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
The American musical has evolved through the 20th century from vaudeville through rock. One of America’s greatest contributions to world culture, the musical gives us not only immortal music and song but also mirrors major events and turning points. As early as 1927, Showboat was dealing with prejudice and civil rights; in 1943, in the midst of World War II, Oklahoma celebrated the growth of a bright new land, reminding us of what we were fighting for. The speaker will discuss a variety of shows from a historical perspective and will include many musical selections. Audience participation is encouraged.