Broadway lectures Tucson AZ

Richard T Hanson

Some Enchanted Evening



The Golden Age of Musical Comedy

Once upon a time, before the Concept Musicals of Stephen Sondheim and the Pop Operas of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Musical Comedy ruled Broadway. Each season, the Great White Way was chockfull of musicals that swept audiences into a magical world of zany characters in joyful plots, all wrapped up in sumptuous productions that featured musical scores that you could actually hum leaving the theatre!

Some Enchanted Evening
celebrates the Golden Age of Musical Comedy when Broadway overflowed with the tuneful scores of musical legends Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Lerner & Loewe, Kander & Ebb, and Jerry Herman.

Reconnect with Nellie Forbush & Emile De Becque, Miss Adelaide & Nathan Detroit, Harold Hill & Marion the Librarian, Lola & Joe Hardy, Professor Higgins & Eliza Doolittle. In Musical Comedy, love and romance is in the air and the curtain comes down on a happy ending!

Some Enchanted Evening toasts the show folk who toiled out of town constructing masterpieces of Musical Comedy. Share the joy, despair and struggle as the composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers, and stars bring these masterpieces of mirth to Broadway and then into American popular culture. Some Enchanted Evening celebrates the Broadway stalwarts whose genius, brilliance and energy created the Golden Age of Musical Comedy.

Musical Comedy comes alive with rare archival footage of performances which capture the elusive genius of Mary Martin, Robert Preston, Barbra Streisand, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, John Raitt, Gwen Verdon, and Robert Morse. The glorious voices of these Broadway stars filled theatres and created musical memories for generations of theatre goers.

For Musical Comedy fans, Some Enchanted Evening is a front row seat for the best of Broadway.

“The overture is about to start, you cross your fingers and hold your heart.
It’s curtain time and away we go, Another Openin’ of Another Show!”

Thanks for the wonderful memories of Broadway!