Program Details

You've Got to be Taught: 70 Years of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific

Sheryl Flatow
Music / Arts & Letters

Course Description

The year 2019 year marks the 70th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning South Pacific, a show about the corrosive power of prejudice that speaks with as much urgency today as it did when it opened in 1949. It also boasts one of the most glorious scores in the history of musical theater, including such songs as Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, Bali Ha’i, This Nearly Was Mine, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, and the profound You’ve Got to Be Taught. This program will discuss the creation of the musical, and explore its score and its universal, potent theme.

About the Instructor

  • Sheryl Flatow has written about theatre and dance for more than 30 years. She curated major exhibitions in San Francisco on Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, George Gershwin, George Balanchine, and several others. She has also conducted public interviews with leading figures in the arts, including Patti LuPone, Sheldon Harnick, Natalia Makarova, and Estelle Parsons. In addition, Flatow wrote the CD liner notes for Into the Woods and Jerome Robbins' Broadway.

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