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March 27, 2002
OSWEGO -- "100 Years of Broadway," a medley of tunes from over 30 Broadway musicals, will be presented by the SUNY Oswego College Choir at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Sheldon Hall on campus. (This is a change from the listed date and location in the Artswego calendar.)
The College Choir, under the direction of Dr. Julie Pretzat, will be accompanied by a small instrumental group consisting of trumpets, trombone, saxophone, flute, clarinet, guitar, bass, drums and keyboard.
The 50-minute Broadway review includes choral and solo selections from all periods of musical theatre history. The opening section of the work presents the music of Tin Pan Alley and features tunes such as "Manhattan," "Button Up Your Overcoat" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy." The music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and their contemporaries is featured in the second section of the piece, which includes music from "Oklahoma," "Annie Get Your Gun," "South Pacific," "Carousel" and "The Sound of Music."
The third part of the medley is the longest and presents the music of traditional Broadway -- shows such as "Cabaret," "Gypsy," "Peter Pan," "Guys and Dolls," "Oliver!" and many other favorites.
Here the audience will also hear melodies such as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "On the Street Where You Live" and "The Impossible Dream."
The musicals of the 1970s and '80s are explored with selections from shows such as Stephen Sondheim's "Company" and "A Little Night Music" and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Cats" and "Phantom of the Opera." The last section of the piece features melodies from "Follies," "Grease," "Big River" and "La Cage Aux Folles."
Admission to this concert is free of charge. People with disabilities seeking accommodations for this event should contact the music department at 312-2130 for information.
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