Category: Musical Theater

Lights, Camera, Action- Musical Theatre

Lights, Camera, Action! Musical theatre was very segregated. Black people could not engage in it as much as whites because of the racial segregation. White people then started to do “black face”. This is when

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Musical Theater

Black People in the Musical Theater African Americans were able to express themselves through acting. Majority of the musical theaters happened in New York City. White people would make fun of black people with black

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You’re gonna love me!

Musical Theater Before the 1890s, white people portrayed African American life on broadway through blackface. It 1898, a black-written musical comedy was brought to Broadway by Will Marion Cook and Bob Cole. “Clorindy” and “The

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Black People and Musicals

Before black people started to perform in musicals, they were mocked by white performers and the shows were called “coon songs”. In 1898, Will Marion Cook and Bob Cole made the first black written playwright

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Musical Theatre- Sparkle

Sparkle is a 1976 musical drama that was inspired bu the history of The Supremes. This film is set in Harlem, New York during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The storyline is about three

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One Song Glory: Musical Theater

Musical Theater Musical Theater is a musical genre that was not previously recognized or popular back in the day. The works of African-Americans was shadowed by the theater world of which white people, actors and

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Black Muscial Theater

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: BLACK MUSICAL THEATER Musical theater can be traced back to ancient Greece were people would sing, dance, and act in order to entertain the rulers. Fast forwarding to the early 19th century,

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Musical Theater

Musical Theater The first shows were Black people were represented through black face in the 1890s. This was a widely used technique for people to get exposure, which is displayed in Bert Williams and George

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