The next year Benny added Lionel Hampton to create the Benny Goodman Quartet. Benny’s huge success during the Swing Era is what led Time magazine in 1937 to name him the “King of Swing”. The next year, during the peak of the Swing Era, Benny Goodman’s band, with musicians from Count Basie and Duke Ellington’s bands, reached a big milestone to be the first ever jazz band to play at the esteemed Carnegie Hall in New York. After the concert, the Benny Goodman Band went through a few changes in cast. The swing era came to a close as World War II raged on, and that aided a change in styles.
Andrew Johnson was born in North Carolina and had a pretty poor childhood. He was self-taught and didn’t go to school. He married a woman named Eliza McCardle and had 5 children. However, after he grew up and became a senator, he went on to become the 17th president we know as Andrew Johnson. He was appointed after Abe Lincoln got shot.
The show was narrated by Waylon Jennings, a famous country singer, and he also wrote and sang the show's theme song, "The Good Ole Boys." It was a series that started in 1979, and lasted until 1985. Millions of people watched this humorous show about two cousins that lived in the rural fictional county of Hazzard, Georgia and raced around in their 1969 Dodge Charger named the “General
Both created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what to be considered the “golden age” of musical theatre. Rodgers was composing the music and Hammerstein was writing the lyrics, five of their Broadway shows, “ Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, were outstanding successes, as was the television broadcast of Cinderella. “ The King and I” opened on Broadway on March 29, 1951. The idea of the Broadway came from a film in 1956 with Brynner re-creating his role opposite Deborah Kerr. “ The Sound of Music” were Rodgers and Hammerstein las work together, the play told the story of the von Trapp family.
Personally, Phantom of the Opera was the first musical I had ever seen. I remember being in middle school and my dad suggesting that I watch it and me shaking my head because I did not even like opera. Begrudgingly, I agreed to watch it and after seeing the whole thing it shocked me. I was so surprised with how much I enjoyed seeing every second of it. That show really got me interested in the theatre world.
Ethan Frome lived in Starkfield his entire life. It is a town that “lays under a sheet of snow perpetually renewed from the pale sky” (Wharton 10). As a kid, Starkfield did not mean much to Ethan, it was just the town he lived in. But there was a time that he finally got out of there and that was when he went down to Florida to study. It did not last long, he got called back home to take care of his mother.
was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was a pastor at a local church, while his mother took care of his two siblings, Willie and Alfred. As King began to get older, he “attended Booker T. Washington High School” (www.biography.com). Martin Luther King Jr. was exceptional throughout his studies and even “skipped ninth and eleventh grade...attending college when he was only fifteen years old” (www.biography.com). After completing his master's degree, King “began his doctorate at Boston College, where he met Coretta Scott” (www.biography.com).
Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States of America. He had many accomplishments such as being a great American actor, ending the cold war, tax reforms, and rebuilding the armed forces. Ronald Reagan signed a contract with Warner Bros. and appeared in more than 50 movies. Reagan met his future wife Nancy Reagan in his career in film. When he was drafted during World War II Reagan’s eyesight didn’t meet the requirements for going out into the field, so he made training videos for Americans soldiers in boot camp and his career in acting helped him.
Therefore, Haydn left his home and embarked on a journey to musical training. Although the opportunity allowed rare visits to his parents—as Haydn dedicated most of his time to becoming a better musician—his parents were supportive of his journey. In Hainburg, Haydn learned how to play many instruments, including the violin and the drums. He also received voice training lessons. It was in Hainburg that Haydn was discovered for his voice and entered the Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna as a choirboy at the age of eight.
Majoring in music has been my dream since my freshman year of high school. Near the end of my junior year, I discovered that I wanted to be a choir director. Being in theatre has helped me figure out my calling in life, and I wouldn’t trade the past ten years of my life that I’ve spent at the theatre. Theatre has encouraged me to push myself out of my comfort zone, and without it I never would have been able to sing as confidently as I can today. The first plays I was ever in were musicals, and that’s how I found my love for singing.