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Curtain Call Conversations: Hammerstein to Sondheim, A Creative Legacy

425 Spring Street
May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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A Legacy to Stand the Test of Time

The most famous mentorship in Broadway history is that of Oscar Hammerstein II taking a young Stephen Sondheim under his wing and encouraging his growth as a budding composer and lyricist. They are links in a chain of mentorships dating from the days of operetta to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern mentored Oscar Hammerstein, leading to Hammerstein’s groundbreaking collaboration with Kern on Showboat. Rodgers and Hammerstein went on to change the rules of successful musicals, which young Stephen Sondheim absorbed as Hammerstein’s protégé.

We examine how these mavens of musical theater passed along their knowledge and influenced generations of artists. We also consider how the younger generations took these lessons and transformed them into Broadway as we know it today.

This event is exclusive to current CHPT members and Save Our Opera House donors. Each member/donor may attend at no charge and can bring up to two guests per event. Beer, wine, and light appetizers will be provided. Seating is limited and RSVPs are greatly appreciated. RSVP by calling 817-235-6264, emailing 1886soh@gmail.com, or registering online.


Venue Name: Stafford Opera House – Buddy Rau Room
Address: 425 Spring Street
Columbus, TX 78934 United States

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Organizer Name: CHPT
Phone: (979) 732-5135