Join us for an audiovisual lecture series on the history of movie and Broadway Musicals! The programs will be hosted by Sam and Candy Caponegro, who teach educational, entertaining, and critically reviewed classes at libraries and universities around the country on American musicals.
The Golden Age of Musicals (1950s)
Mon. May 3 at 6:00 pm
In no other period of time were more great original film musicals made. Join and explore "GiGi", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "A Star Is Born", and everyone's favorite: "Singing in the Rain" among other musicals from the era. Our lecturers will show scenes and clips from popular musicals along with history and analysis of their importance and longevity.
Big Stars of Early Musicals
Mon. June 7 at 6:00 pm
According to some experts, singing and musical show tunes lead to mental clarity. True or not, this lecture will explore the history of the early movie musical. Beginning with "The Jazz Singer" in 1927, film musicals changed the entertainment industry. Clips from the period include performacnes by Mae West, Bing Crosby, and the extravaganzas of Busby Berkeley.
Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.