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