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Oscar Hammerstein II: Lyrical Optimist
Oscar Hammerstein was born into a storied theater family; yet, following his father's wishes, he tried to become a lawyer. But musical theater was his calling, and with a number of collaborators his work re-shaped and re-defined this American art form. This two-part program led by Susan Benjamin, features some of Oscar's most memorable lyrics with explanations of how his personal life led to his writing songs that read like poetry. Registration is $20 member; $24 non-member.