Ethel Merman, an American Icon

An Illustrated ZOOM Lecture by Marty Schneit  
Tuesday August 4, 2020 @ 1:30pm
 

Ethel Merman was New York City’s girl next door.  She went from being a stenographer from Queens to the queen of the Broadway musical in its golden age.  On October 14, 1930 she brought the house down with her performance of George and Ira Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm.  It was when the 22 year old stenographer sang “I Got Rhythm” the audience went wild.  There were about ten encores.  Ethel’s rag to riches story fueled the hopes of everyday people.  Any office girl or newspaper boy could make it.  Marty Schneit will discuss the following standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals: Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Rose’s Turn, Anything Goes, Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries, There’s No Business Like Show Business, and Alexander’s Ragtime Band.


This program is offered with the generous assistance of a grant from:

The Provident Bank Foundation 

 


REGISTRATION FEE:  $8/JCCMC Member; $11/Non-member

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ONCE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE COMPLETED YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZOOM INVITATION FROM:  Esther Fendrick (efendrick@jccmc.org).

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE 12PM ON AUGUST 4TH, THE DAY OF THE ZOOM PRESENTATION. Sorry, No Refunds.