This episode continues my conversation with author Stacy Wolf about her most recent book: Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure And Promise of Musical Theater Across America , where she relates her cross-country journey from Maine to California during which she visited grade schools, middle schools, high schools, summer camps, festivals, and community theater in cities and towns, large and very small, and along the way discovered that the Broadway musical is alive and thriving! Beyond Broadway also explores the relationship between the worlds of amateur and professional musical theater and why that interaction is so crucial to the health and future of The Broadway Musical.
Stacy is a Professor of Theater at Princeton University and the author of the acclaimed books Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical, A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical – and she also co-edited The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical.
If you missed part one you may want to go back and listen to that episode before you continue with this one.
Shows and topics we discuss include high schools producing Into The Woods, The Jimmy Awards, the history of Community Theaters in America, The Sound Of Music, the Zilker Theater in Austin, Texas, the Kelsey Theater in West Windsor, NJ, and more!
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