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Run time: 90 minutes

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Icons of the American Musical

Forget your troubles, come on get happy!

Find your place over the rainbow and back into the theatre with GBSC Artistic Consultant, director/choreographer, and educator, Ilyse Robbins, as she brings her lecture series, Icons of the American Musical into 3D! Join Ilyse on Thursday, October 27th at 2pm for an hour and a half as she discusses Judy Garland by taking you through the Mickey Rooney years, down the yellow brick road, and beyond. Listen to the Little Girl with the Big Voice grow into the stunning actress and dancer we knew and loved. As an added bonus, hear Stoneham’s own little girl with the big voice, actress and Judy Garland devotee, Kathy St. George croon a few Garland tunes. GBSC favorite, Jim Rice, will accompany on piano.

A PLACE BEHIND THE SUN
The Fleeting, Fantastical World of Judy Garland 
Thursday, October 27, 2pm
Judy Garland. Her name evokes images of rainbows and ruby slippers, shows put on in barns and appearances at Carnegie Hall. When she sang it seemed effortless and her long legs made her dance unique. Her life was full if far too brief. Join Greater Boston Stage Company’s Artistic Consultant and director/choreographer, Ilyse Robbins, as she takes us through the Mickey Rooney years to Garland’s years in technicolor to her status aan Icon of the American Musical

UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 

THE LITTLEST REBEL
How Shirley Temple went from child star to Ambassador
Tuesday, December 6, 2pm

Shirley Temple is best known for her curly top, her dimples, and her tap shoes. Later in life, as Shirley Temple Black, she was a US Ambassador and had a very full political career. In this lecture, join Greater Boston Stage Company’s Artistic Consultant and director/choreographer, Ilyse Robbins, as she talks about Shirley Temple the girl, and those that helped her become the dancer she would be – including, of course, Bill Robinson. Then delve into Shirley Temple Black’s second career in politics. Join Ilyse to discuss the woman who inspired so many little girls to strap on tap shoes – herself included.

FANCY FREE
From Ballet to Broadway and Back Again: The Beauty of Jerome Robbins
Tuesday, March 7, 2pm
Jerome Robbins has been called a genius and a monster. He was able to make ballet accessible and musical theater tell stories through dance. Yet his personal life was complicated. Join Greater Boston Stage Company’s Artistic Consultant and director/choreographer, Ilyse Robbins, as she discusses the many facets of Jerome Robbins’s career and life from Robbins’ ballets through his Broadway shows to his iconic movie musicals and back again to ballet.

HEY, YOU GUYYYYSSSS!!!
Rita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Go for It
Tuesday, May 2, 2pm
Rita Moreno may best be known for her incredible performance as Anita in the original movie of West Side Story, but her career has spanned every facet of performance. She was the face and voice of The Electric Company for so many children of the 70’s, the go to “ethnic” woman for stage and screen, and continues to work in television and film. Her road to success wasn’t easy. Join Greater Boston Stage Company’s Artistic Consultant and director/choreographer, Ilyse Robbins, as she discusses the woman who not only broke down stereotypes and barriers, but who has been brave enough to tell her story.