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    Motion pictures are presented with synchronized sound and people began to ask if cinema would replace the theatre. Musicals in this epoque emphasized on star actors and actresses, big dance routines and popular songs
  • roaring twenties

    roaring twenties
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    THE 1930s

    The Great Depression affected to audiences due to that people were poor.
    Gershwing's Porgy and Bess is a very important opera
  • Porgy and Bess

    Porgy and Bess
  • Oklahoma!

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    The Golden Age

    The most brilliant epoque of Broadway. Started with "Oklahoma!" and ended with "Hair".
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    THE 1950s

    Modern dance was included as a integral part of West Side Story.
  • West Side Story

    West Side Story
    Transported Romeo and Juliet to modern -day NY and converted the rival families into gangs.
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    THE 1960s

    Milk and Honey and Hello,Dolly! were the first productions of Jerry Herman. Rock music started to be used in musicals.
  • Milk and Honey

    Milk and Honey
    About the founding of the state of Israel.
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    THE 1970s

    Rock musicals flourished with Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease...
    There were musicals that explored the Nazi Germany, the Prohibition-era or more serious political biography.
  • Grease

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    THE 1980s and 1990s

    "Mega Musicals" became popular. Were based on works of literature.
    Large coroporations such as The Walt Disney Company adapted animated musicals for the stage.
  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables