Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Overview

This ensemble musical chronicles nearly four decades in the life of an Everyman, Joseph Taylor, Jr., from cradle through a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about. The first musical to be staged by a director who also served as choreographer (the legendary Agnes de Mille), Allegro followed a unique structural format traveling from Joe's birth through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his career; from the tranquility of his small Midwestern hometown to the hectic din of big city life, in a series of vignettes and musical sequences dazzling in their simplicity and stunning in their impact. Ahead of its time theatrically, Allegro remains timeless in its appeal.

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Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers' contribution to the musical theatre of his day was extraordinary, and his influence on the musical theatre of today and tomorrow is legendary. His career spanned more than six decades, his hits ranging from the silver screens of Hollywood to the bright light ...

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Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City. His father, William, was a theatre manager and for many years director of Hammerstein's Victoria, the most popular vaudeville theatre of its day. His uncle, Arthur Hammerstein, was a successful Broadway producer ...

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