The History of the Movie Musical

Dates: November 15 - December 20, 2022

Meets: Tu from 10:00 AM to 12 N

Location: Online

OLLI Member: $75.00

Enrollment requires a 2022-2023 OLLI at MSU Membership


Some experts say singing and musical show tunes lead to mental clarity. True or not, this course will explore the history of movie musicals beginning with "The Jazz Singer" in 1927 to Stephen Spielberg's "West Side Story." Featured performers include Garland, Kelly, Astaire and Streisand, to name a few. Participants will also learn how the movie musical must evolve to stay alive.

Course Takeaways

Participants will gain an appreciation of the classic movie musical, one of America's true art forms.


Apply for a needs-based scholarship to take this offering.

Meet the Instructors

Fee:   $75.00



This is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.

We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.

Sam and Candy Caponegro

Sam and Candy Caponegro have worked in all aspects of theater for over 40 years. They hope to keep the classic movie musical and The Golden Age of Broadway alive through their lectures.
Date Day Time Location
11/15/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online
11/22/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online
11/29/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online
12/06/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online
12/13/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online
12/20/2022Tuesday10 AM to 12 N Online


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