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LLI: Stephen Sondheim: Celebrating Genius at 90 years

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereTuesday, Mar 24, 2020 10:00amHylton Performing Arts Center, Lg Rehearsal Hall, Science and Technology Campus

Instructor: Dan Sherman

Stephen Sondheim began his career as a protégé of Oscar Hammerstein and eventually became one of Broadway’s most celebrated lyricists and composers. In writing a wide range of “adult musicals” over nearly 40 years, Sondheim covered a huge range of subjects with songs that deeply explore human emotions, happy or otherwise. In honor of Sondheim’s 90th birthday, Dan Sherman will present many selections that review Sondheim’s work and show his contributions to American theatre.

Dan Sherman is a recently retired economist who earned his doctorate at Cornell University. He has taught more than 25 courses to lifelong learning groups in the Washington area, mostly on topics related to musical theatre. He gave his first LLI-Manassas class in April 2018, on “Hamilton: The Man and The Musical.” Since then he has given us classes on Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Hammerstein, George Gershwin, and early movie musicals.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit

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