Oscar Hammerstein II: Lyrical Optimist

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 161 Northfield Rd Northfield IL 60093  See map

Oscar Hammerstein was born into a storied theater family; yet, following his father's wishes, he tried to become a lawyer.  But musical theater was his calling, and with a number of collaborators his work re-shaped and re-defined this American art form.  Susan Benjamin presents a two-part program which features some of Oscar's most memorable lyrics, with explanations of how his personal life led to his writing songs that read like poetry.

2 sessions Jan 28 and Feb 4

Members $20/Non-members $24


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