Broadway Musicals on Film: From Stage to Screen

Debra Dickinson, former professional actress, offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most famous and infamous transfers from stage to screen including “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” “Cabaret” and many others. DAY AND EVENING

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“West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” “Cabaret.” These musicals made the leap from stage to screen with great acclaim. Why have some musical adaptations to film succeeded wildly while others have fallen short? What magic has brought life to Broadway flops that became silver screen hits? Debra Dickinson, former professional actress, offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most famous and infamous transfers from stage to screen. From casting to reimagining, from editing to dubbing, this “tour” of Broadway musical transformations will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1084.S18.2 Debra Dickinson On-campus 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018
GHUM1084.S18.1 Debra Dickinson On-campus 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SECTION: GHUM1084.S18.2
INSTRUCTOR: Debra Dickinson
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 10-11:30 a.m.
START DATE: March 22, 2018

Instructor: Debra Dickinson

Debra Dickinson, M.A. is an artist-teacher of opera studies at The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. A professional actress in New York for 17 years, her varied credits include the role of Guenevere opposite both Richard Burton and Richard Harris in “Camelot,” and Jellylorum in the German language production of “Cats” in Vienna, Austria. She has taught master classes for Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ebony Opera, served as the acting instructor for Glimmerglass Opera, Brevard Opera and Chautauqua Opera and was the recipient of the Shelfer Chair in Music Theater at Florida State University. She has been on the faculty of Rice for more than 20 years. Ms. Dickinson holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a graduate degree from Hunter College in New York City.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: March 22, 2018

End Date: Apr. 26, 2018

Schedule: 10-11:30 a.m.

Length: Six Thursdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by March 8

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Instructor: Debra Dickinson

Debra Dickinson, M.A. is an artist-teacher of opera studies at The Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. A professional actress in New York for 17 years, her varied credits include the role of Guenevere opposite both Richard Burton and Richard Harris in “Camelot,” and Jellylorum in the German language production of “Cats” in Vienna, Austria. She has taught master classes for Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ebony Opera, served as the acting instructor for Glimmerglass Opera, Brevard Opera and Chautauqua Opera and was the recipient of the Shelfer Chair in Music Theater at Florida State University. She has been on the faculty of Rice for more than 20 years. Ms. Dickinson holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a graduate degree from Hunter College in New York City.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: March 21, 2018

End Date: Apr. 25, 2018

Schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Wednesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by March 7

Rice Alumni: $171

+ "West Side Story"

+ "The Sound of Music"

+ "Guys and Dolls," "Evita" and "Sweeney Todd"

+ “Man of La Mancha,” “A Chorus Line” and “A Little Night Music”

+ "Cabaret"

+ "Chicago"

 

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