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Milestones

  • Guys and Dolls: 70 Years of Loesser’s Broadway Gem

    SBO Staff | November 30, 2020Frank Loesser, legendary Broadway and Hollywood lyricist and composer, wrote Guys and Dolls. This article commemorates the seventieth anniversary of this huge Broadway hit musical. Because Loesser was so involved in other aspects of his stage musicals, he wrote only six stage musicals: Where’s Charley? (1949), Guys and Dolls (1950), The Most Happy Fella (1956), […] Read More...
  • Carousel: 75 Years of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Masterpiece

    SBO Staff | March 18, 2020Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Carousel tracing back to its origins and musical score and offering learning scenarios. Read More...
  • Rodgers and Hart at 100: WIth a Song in Their Hearts

    SBO Staff | October 21, 2019Rodgers and Hart’s musicals have become a permanent part of the Great American Songbook. This article celebrates the 100th anniversary of their partnership that lasted 24 years until Hart’s death in 1943. Read More...
  • Over the Rainbow: 80 Years of The Wizard of Oz

    SBO Staff | August 28, 2019The Wizard of Oz is one of the most cherished films of all time. August 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1939 film’s release. Read More...
  • 1776: Fifty Years of the Broadway Musical

    SBO Staff | February 26, 2019This article celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of 1776 with background and learning scenarios you can use with your students. Read More...
  • Yesterday Once More: Fifty Years of the Carpenters

    SBO Staff | December 19, 2018The Carpenters’ Contributions to Choral Music. Read More...
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    SBO Staff | November 16, 2018Fifty Years of the Fantasmagorical Musical Read More...
  • Learning Scenarios from 75 Years of Rodgers and Hammerstein Musicals

    SBO Staff | December 1, 2017By Dr. Keith Mason Overture The musicals of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II are still going strong many years after the legendary partners’ last collaboration in 1959. Together, the team created eleven works. Because Oklahoma! debuted on Broadway on March 31, 1943, 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first […] Read More...
  • The Great Pumpkin and The Grinch Turn 50!

    Mike Lawson | October 6, 2016

    Charles M. Schulz and Dr. Seuss continue to entertain generations of readers and viewing audiences. Schulz’s It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, mark their fiftieth anniversaries in October 2016 and December 2016, respectively. Both specials can be used by music educators to enhance learning. The world famous animated characters can motivate students to learn about music as well as Halloween and Christmas history and traditions.

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