Jun 19

Modern Musicals | Established Musicals That Bombed: West Side Story, Cats

Dominique Royem, Ph.D.

Hollywood has been a-buzz in the last few years cranking out the movie musical from new concepts (Wonka, 2023), Musicalized movies (Mean Girls, 2023), established musicals (The Color Purple, 2023) or live-action versions of animated musicals (The Little Mermaid, 2023). In this class, we will dive into the mechanisms behind all of these categories, analyze the musical content of each type of show, and figure out what it is about a good movie musical that enchants Hollywood and the modern theatergoer. We will also take a tour of what happens when the musical flops (Cats, 2019)!

*This lecture can be purchased individually for $40, or as part of a series for $220. For series discount, add all 6 individual lectures to your cart. The discount will be automatically applied during checkout.

Additional lectures in the series:
May 22: New Properties: Wonka, La La Land

May 29: Movie Adaptations: Mean Girls, Matilda

June 05: Established Musicals: The Color Purple, Waitress

June 12: Established Musicals 2: In the Heights, Dear Evan Hanson

June 26: Live-Action Remakes of Animated Musicals: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom. Live streaming includes access to Q&A.



Class Tuition

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