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Curtain Up! Broadway Musicals in the ‘Land of the Sky’

Experience the love of Broadway music in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an expert in show tunes at the piano, get a behind-the-scenes view of musical theater and its glorious history.
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Program No. 22396RJ
Length
6 days
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669
North Carolina

Curtain Up! Broadway Musicals in the ‘Land of the Sky’

Experience the love of Broadway music in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an expert in show tunes at the piano, get a behind-the-scenes view of musical theater and its glorious history.
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6 days
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669
Program No. 22396 RJ
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At a Glance

Ethel Merman. “Show Boat.” “Oklahoma.” Many blocks from Manhattan’s dazzling lights, experience the very same love for Broadway music in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Hear the fingertips of a Broadway aficionado plunk the piano keys as your learning adventure moves from revered show tunes to musical blockbusters. Delight in the virtuoso's arrangements of show tunes. Go close-up on Broadway tunes and shows through captivating video clips. And take your seat for a behind-the-music discussion discovering the glorious history of musical theater!

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn from an award-winning university professor who is an expert on Broadway musicals and show tunes.
  • Reminisce and explore from a feel-good list of dozens of musicals and show tunes.
  • Hear a prized multi-media presentation on Broadway music and explore the genre’s connections to classical and jazz.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Opportunities are available for traveling companions to attend a different program at Montreat during the same week. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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