After Hours with Rick Kogan

Musical Theatre History: “What I really was, was desperate”

November 21, 201633 min
From Hair, to Ragtime, Musical theatre historian Charles Troy explains what motivated him to investigate the creations of some of America’s best musicals. A couple of his findings involves the impact White Christmas had on the Christmas music industry, and the origin of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” which may have started out as a song of drunkenness. Visit the Skokie Theater December 7th when Charles gives his Christmas music presentation!

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