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Leonard Bernstein:

Bernstein and Musical Theater

When he was growing up, Leonard Bernstein loved to put on operas and other musical shows with his friends. That interest in musical theater continued all through his life, and produced such great Broadway musicals as "On The Town," "Wonderful Town," and "West Side Story."

Music heard in this episode:

Bernstein: On the Town : Overture
Bernstein: On the Town: Carried Away
Bernstein: Wonderful Town: Ohio
Bernstein: West Side Story: Dance at the Gym
Bernstein: West Side Story: Maria
Bernstein: West Side Story: America
Bernstein: Mass
Bernstein: Candide: Overture
Bernstein: Candide: Glitter and Be Gay

Learn more about Leonard Bernstein

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This Week's Quiz

What do you call the person who creates the steps for a dance?

 Composer

 Soloist

 Musician

 Choreographer

 Director

In On the Town, where do three sailors spend the day?

 Washington DC

 New York, New York

 Miami, Florida

 Los Angeles, California

 London, England

Which of Bernstein’s musicals is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet?

 On the Town

 Fancy Free

 West Side Story

 Candide

 Wonderful Town

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Leonard Bernstein:

Bernstein and Musical Theater

When he was growing up, Leonard Bernstein loved to put on operas and other musical shows with his friends. That interest in musical theater continued all through his life, and produced such great Broadway musicals as "On The Town," "Wonderful Town," and "West Side Story."

Music heard in this episode:

Bernstein: On the Town : Overture
Bernstein: On the Town: Carried Away
Bernstein: Wonderful Town: Ohio
Bernstein: West Side Story: Dance at the Gym
Bernstein: West Side Story: Maria
Bernstein: West Side Story: America
Bernstein: Mass
Bernstein: Candide: Overture
Bernstein: Candide: Glitter and Be Gay

Learn more about Leonard Bernstein

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What do you call the person who creates the steps for a dance?

 Composer

 Soloist

 Musician

 Choreographer

 Director

In On the Town, where do three sailors spend the day?

 Washington DC

 New York, New York

 Miami, Florida

 Los Angeles, California

 London, England

Which of Bernstein’s musicals is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet?

 On the Town

 Fancy Free

 West Side Story

 Candide

 Wonderful Town

 

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