Broadway tours lectures Tucson AZ

Richard T Hanson

October 24 – December 5, 2017
Dancin’ Fools – The Loft Cinema

  Dancin’ Fools DANCIN’ FOOLS – The Art of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Gene Kelly once said that “the history of dance on film begins with Fred Astaire.” One might say that the history of dance on film ends with Gene Kelly. Dancin’ Fools charts the Broadway and Hollywood careers of these two iconic song and dance men who were at the pinnacle of the...

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January 19th, 2016 – Hooray For Hollywood! – The Loft Cinema

  Hooray For Hollywood! HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! cheers the movie musical and traces its growth and development from The Jazz Singer to Chicago and Dream Girls to Into The Woods. Hooray For Hollywood! celebrates the contributions of America’s great musical performers, composers, lyricists, directors, producers and studios who made the movies sing and dance. There are certain cultural periods...

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Look Ma, I’m Dancin’! The Art of the Broadway Choreographers

Look Ma, I’m Dancin’!   LOOK MA, I’M DANCIN’! The Art of the Broadway Choreographer celebrates the Broadway choreographers who elevated dance in the American Musical from “bring on the girls” entertainment to art. Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Kidd and Gower Champion created masterpieces that expanded the vocabulary of show dance and...

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The Great American Songbook

  THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK explores a century of American popular song, celebrating our greatest singers, songwriters, and songs. The Great American Song Book honors the songs which shaped the American experience and created an emotional history of our times. Song is the most beloved of the arts. People speak of “my song” or “our song.” As we...

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Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!

  Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! GOTTA SING! GOTTA DANCE! explores the creation of the American Musical Theatre and traces the influence of Minstrelsy, Vaudeville, Burlesque, Revue, Musical Comedy and Operetta in the evolution of this unique American form of lyric theatre. From Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim, Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! charts the evolution of the America’s great, original...

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