Marc Courtade is Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council, which promotes artists and the Arts throughout Long Island. He is a specialist in musical theatre and opera, as well as an avid performer who has appeared in numerous productions both locally and in the Tri-State Area. Professor Courtade has additionally served as an adjunct professor teaching Arts Management at the college level.
0105. Musicals Of The 1930s
Musicals Of The 1930s
This course will examine musicals by masters of the genre, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The 1930s were still the era of Musical Comedy, with weak books and silly plots. Some shows, however, pushed boundaries and paved the way to Musical Theater. Many of them are no longer viable, or their books have been reworked for modern audiences. However, the craft of the music and lyrics has made the songs survive, preserving the legacy of these works.