Charles Troy Presents

The Creation of Showboat

Wed, March 7  1:30 pm     Tickets: $15

"Show Boat" has been unanimously acclaimed the first great American musical, so far ahead of its time that there would be no comparable achievement for nearly two decades. This multimedia presentation examines how composer Jerome Kern and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II created this monumental 1927 masterpiece from Edna Ferber's sprawling contemporary novel. It will also touch upon early musical comedy and operetta —and not so incidentally, America’s tortured racial history in the twentieth century.


Charles Troy, popular speaker and presenter, is an acclaimed musical theatre historian and graphic designer. He has created over 50 multi-media presentations and had presented his work to countless local and national audiences. His work has also been published in The Sondheim Review.


Upcoming Presentations:


Wed, April 4 at 1:30 pm: The Creation of “Oklahoma!”

Wed, May 2 at 1:30 pm: The Creation of “Evita"

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