Movie Musicals Through the Decades (Zoom Only)

OSH 652 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course description: The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film’s characters, though in some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate “production numbers.” See the week by week listing for further information as we lovingly revisit the great musicals of yesterday and yesteryear! 

Week 1: 1930s/40s Top Hat, Swing Time, Broadcast of 1938, Babes in Arms, Easter Parade, Barkleys of Broadway

Week 2: 1950s American –Paris, Pal Joey, The Bandwagon, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Anything Goes, Les Girls

Week 3: 1960s West Side Story, Bells Are Ringing, My Fair Lady. Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Doctor Dolittle

Week 4: 1970s Fiddler on the Roof, Willie Wonka, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rose, All That Jazz

Week 5: 1980s Blues Brothers, Victor Victoria, Python’s Meaning of Life, Footloose, A Chorus Line, Little Shop

Week 6: 1990s – 2000s De-lovely, Sweeny Todd, Nine, Into The Woods, La La Land, The Greatest Showman

Instructor: Mr. Brian Murphy


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses are available either in-person and via Zoom (hybrid), in-person only or via Zoom only. Please note the modality of each class. Membership is required.

OLLI 2021-2022 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
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Starts: 8/1/2021 Ends: 7/31/2022