Sixty Plus - Bonnie Weiss: “Broadway’s Legendary Composers ~ Rodgers & Hammerstein”

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 13:00 to 15:00
Left: Richard Rodgers Right: Oscar Hammerstein

This one-hour presentation shows video clips of celebrated songs from these productions as well as a rare piece of footage featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein demonstrating how they wrote a hit song from “State Fair.”

Richard Rodgers (on the left in photo) is the composer half of two of the most successful songwriting teams in Broadway history – Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein. In our one-hour presentation, we’ll concentrate on the second half of Rodgers’ career when Oscar Hammerstein was his lyricwriting partner. Together they wrote the scores for nine Broadway musicals including the groundbreaking “Oklahoma,” “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” and “The Sound of Music.”

Bonnie Weiss – Theater Educator, Writer, Radio and Cabaret Producer teaches classes on musical theater appreciation at several Bay Area educational and community organizations. She also hosts musical theater “salons” for private and professional groups and organizations throughout the state.
We have only this one program meeting in December.

Sixty Plus members whose last names begin with the letters Che – Di are requested to bring treats. Make sure you contribute or arrange to have someone bring something for you.

Shuttle Bus Times: Pick-up time for the meeting is at 12:15 p.m. at the Lake Merced parking lot at the foot of Sunset Blvd. A second bus will be available if necessary.

Non-members, if you are interested in coming to a meeting, you are welcome to call the office at 415-412-4684 to make arrangements.

Programs are held in the Rosa Parks Room which is on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Meetings begin at 1:00 with a business meeting which is followed by the program at approximately 1:15 p.m.  Following the presentation is a short social time.

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
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