B.A. in Music Senior Capstone Projects

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Capstone Project

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This project is an analysis of the construction of American Musical Theatre. The research for this project has been drawn from direct quotes and writings from Musical Theatre writers, scores and scripts, and from historical books. Reading of these sources reveal principles of Musical Theatre writing which the authors use and the audience expects. This project analyzes how the book, lyrics, and music to a show are written and demonstrates that the writing of Musical Theatre has developed its own unique craft which is grounded in the book.


Musical theater, musical theatre, Broadway, musicals


Dr. Austin Jaquith

Kevin Hicks April 2015.pdf (262 kB)
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