Free Community Outreach Program
How did the musical evolve from its early days of minstrel shows and revues to its present sophisticated form? What are the landmarks along the way? The inﬂuences of composers, choreographers and stars on its progress? And how did the place of music change from ornamental to deﬁning story and character, and taking its place in the “American Song Book?” With Joe Bousard at the piano, there will be a chance to sing some of the songs of Broadway.
Marcia Weinberg grew up on Broadway – the street – and is a former high school English teacher who now devotes her life to the love of musical theatre. She taught 11 courses in the histories of movie and Broadway musicals at SCC ,and two at the JCC. Each session concluded with a show based on the course content and performed by the class. Her performing group, The Broadway Babies, grew out of that class and just finished its 11th season entertaining at retirement homes around the Valley. Her Cole Porter and Rogers & Hart revues have performed at SCC , The Kerr Center and at Theatre Artists Studio.