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Women in American Musical Theater

Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From Maria in “The Sound of Music” to Elphaba in “Wicked” to Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton,” vibrant women characters have sung and danced their way into the hearts of audiences young and old. These characters are also in conversation with U.S. society, both reflecting and shaping cultural values about gender. Stacy Wolf, professor of theater at Princeton University, will lead a journey through musical theater history from the 1950s until today —including 1963’s “She Loves Me” — to examine what women do in musical theater and why it matters.

Co-sponsored by the library and the Princeton Festival.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, June 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Phone:
609-924-9529

Other

In-House Program Category
Lecture
Staff Contact
Janie Hermann
Setup Required
Yes
Summary
From Maria in "The Sound of Music" to Elphaba in "Wicked" to Angelica Schuyler in "Hamilton," vibrant women characters have sung and danced their way into the hearts of audiences young and old. These characters are also in conversation with U.S. society, both reflecting and shaping cultural values about gender. Stacy Wolf, professor of theater at Princeton University, will lead a journey through musical theater history from the 1950s until today —including 1963's "She Loves Me" — to examine what women do in musical theater and why it matters.
Sponsors
Princeton Festival
Informational Website
https://princetonfestival.org/
Platforms for Promotion
Connections
Promotional Materials
Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
Age Groups
Adult, All Ages, Kids, Teens
Status of Post
P - Ready for M to Edit
Connections Section
Adults