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March 31, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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Virtual: Broadway Ballads & Showstoppers

Friday, March 31, 2023

For well over a century, musical theater has been at the forefront of the performing arts not just in America but around the globe. The vast majority of memorable songs by composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Irving Berlin were written for the Broadway stage and their music continues to live on in new productions both here and in hundreds of smaller community theaters. By means of video clips (including a number of rare original cast performances), this series will allow us to revisit many of these outstanding numbers that continue to enthrall audiences world-wide. Part 2 of this series will include highlights from several notable works such as “A Chorus Line," “Carousel," “Evita," and “The Music Man." We will also have a chance to learn more about the origin of these shows and the casting and production decisions that made them a success.

Led by Rich Knox, a retired school teacher and administrator, who lectures on musicals, films, and opera to libraries across the country. 

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.

Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom. 

This virtual event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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