Secret Life of the American Musical (Winter 2020)

03/14/2020 - 04/18/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student


Literacenter 2nd Floor
651 W Lake St
Chicago, IL
United States of America


Sessions: 6 Saturdays
Session Dates: Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18
Session Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Secret Life of the American Musical  

Mar. 14 - Apr. 18
10:00am - 1:00pm 

Instructor: Cheryl Coons

Led by award-winning musical theatre writer Cheryl Coons, “Musical Theatre: the Secret Life of the American Musical,” guides students through the rich inner workings of the American Musical.  Dedicated to providing a safe space, where students are encouraged to grow, take risks, and sow the seeds of their musical talents, students learn the craftsmanship necessary to write a full-fledged piece of their own.  By studying the greats—from Gypsy, to Dear Evan Hansen, to Hamilton—students gain insight into the fundamentals of the form, and use this as a bedrock to find and foster their own unique theatrical voices.  This is then coupled with ample opportunities for writers to share work-in-process, helping students discover how to fashion music and lyrics that pierce right to the heart of any audience.

Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
Session Dates

Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4, 11, 18

Time 10am - 1pm
Notes n/a