Feb 21

Collaborating with Oneself: The Singular Talent of Composer/Lyricist Frank Loesser and Meredith Willson

Debra Dickinson

Most Broadway musical shows are the result of intense collaboration between a composer and a lyricist, but there are a few special individuals whose extraordinary talents as poets and musicians have allowed them to write both music and lyrics. The resulting songs are some of Broadway’s best: the wittiest, most complex and loveliest songs to grace the Great White Way. We will explore the lives of the following Broadway artists, and the words and music that they made, using audio and video clips of famous performers including Ethel Merman, Alfred Drake, Angela Lansbury, Kelli O’Hara, Carol Channing, Audra McDonald and many more.

Additional lectures in the series:
February 28: Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked)

March 6: Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods)

March 20: Jonathan Larson (Rent), Adam Guettel (Light in the Piazza), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton)

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom. We strongly suggest attending this class in-person to ensure the best quality of audio and video.



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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.