Masters of Musical Theater: From "Hair" to "Hamilton" | Newberry

Masters of Musical Theater: From "Hair" to "Hamilton"

Led by Douglas Post. Six sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tuesdays, September 24 - October 29

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $230
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $253

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Register online

Seminar Description

The sound and attitude of rock, pop, and hip-hop have helped reinvent and reinvigorate the American musical theater. This seminar will focus on six shows that shook the world of Broadway, starting with the brash and raucous songs of Hair and finishing with the bold, rich, and rap-infused score of Hamilton. This seminar will also explore musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Spring Awakening, Passing Strange, and Tommy.

Six sessions. E - $230, L - $253

Douglas Post is an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced around the world. He has taught at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and Victory Gardens Theater. He currently teaches playwriting at Chicago Dramatists and serves on the Council for the Dramatists Guild of America.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.