Musical theater! Is anything more fun?! This class will look at the history of musicals, from their origins in comedies and light opera all the way to modern musicals like Hamilton. We will compare musicals to other forms of drama, look at the basic structures of the stories and songs in musicals, determine what makes some musicals better than others, and also look scenes from the most famous movie musicals. For a Final Project each student will create an outline of a music they’d like to write.