L109 Summer 2018 A Party with Comden and Green
Tuesdays, 11:30–1:30, June 19–July 24
Instructor: Marianne Metz
Betty Comden and Adolph Green started as satirical sketch performers, teaming up in their 20s. When they realized they couldn’t afford to pay royalties to anyone else for material, they began writing their own. Soon (with a boost from their friend, Leonard Bernstein) Comden's and Green’s sketches and song lyrics blossomed into complete Broadway shows and then Hollywood movies. Their writing partnership continued for an extraordinary 60 years, during which they penned screenplays for some of the most beloved musicals of all time. In this class we’ll see such Comden and Green delights as On the Town, The Barkleys of Broadway, Singin’ in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Bells Are Ringing, andWhat a Way to Go. And we’ll glimpse the two people behind the hilarity in interviews and performances. If you’re looking for summer fun, join the party with Comden and Green!
OLLI member Marianne Metz enjoys sharing music and movies of the mid-20th century and has done so in more than 20 OLLI classes.