What a Song and Dance: Celebrating Musical Theatre

Friday, 05.07.2019 - Saturday, 22.02.2020, Museum Ground Floor

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Academy’s Musical Theatre Programme, this free exhibition deconstructs the genre of musical theatre; tracing its roots from vaudeville and operetta, via Rodgers and Hammerstein, through Sondheim, Lloyd Webber and Schönberg to the modern musicals of Broadway and the West End today. 

Celebrating this popular, complex and sometimes derided art form we ask, ‘what is the future of the musical in a world of ever-increasing technology?’

See historic programmes from the early days of musical theatre, modern set designs and costumes from West End productions. Hear interviews with some of our successful alumni and other creative professionals, and listen to tunes from the musicals on our touchscreen.