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EXPERTISE
Film & TV
Music
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BIOGRAPHY
Sam and Candy have directed and acted in theater for over 30 years. Their main goal now is to keep the movie musical alive. They have over 15 lectures dealing with the History of the Movie and Broadway musical. They teach these courses at Rutger's University School of Continuing Education and various libraries and centers in NJ. We promise you will leave our lectures with your toes tapping and a song in your heart.
PRESENTATIONS
Our names are Sam and Candy Caponegro. We lecture on the History of Movie Musicals and Broadway. Our lectures are very entertaining. We talk about a musical number, show that number, and then ask for feedback. We lecture throughout NJ and teach at Rutger University Adult Division (Ollie Ru). Our lectures are highly reviewed by our students.

Give us a try and you will not be disappointed. All of our lectures are technically clean and in PowerPoint. We are used to talking in front of big and small audiences. (We both acted and directed in theater for over 25 years) Broadway and Musical Movies are a true American art form. Help us keep it alive. Older audience love our lectures, but because of La La Land and Mary Poppins Returns we find that younger audiences love them, also. Contact us for references.

Here is a synopsis of some of our courses.

Around the World with Movie Musicals
You name the culture/country and American film musicals have most likely used it as a setting. France, England, and Latin America are just a few examples. Idolized visions or stereotypes aside, these films inspire travelers to explore the world.

Broadway Musical- Deconstructed
Do you love Broadway Musical Comedies? Ever wonder how they are put together? Join us as we view and explain clips of opening numbers, main character’s signature songs, blockbusters, supporting character songs and the ten o’clock numbers from some famous and not so famous shows. (This course can be one to five sessions)

Latin American Movie Musical
With his good neighbor policy, Roosevelt asked movie studios to make movies that showed how wonderful Latin America was to Americans. Join us and watch the great musicals of that period starring the likes of Betty Grable, Alice Faye, and of course that Brazilan Bombshell Carmen Miranda

The British Invasion of Broadway Musicals
The 1970’s brought about a British Invasion of musicals to Broadway. Let’s explore such great musicals like The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, and Me and My Gal.

American Movie Musicals Tribute to France
American film musicals have always loved France. It this lecture we will explore the likes of Can Can, American in Paris, and Tonight We Love.History of the Movie Musical

The History of Movie Musicals

1. Overview of the Early Movie Musical
According to some experts, singing and musical show tunes lead to mental clarity. True or not, this course will explore the history of the early movie musical. Beginning with, "The Jazz Singer" in 1927, film musicals changed the entertainment industry. Clips from the period include performances by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers, Mae West, Shirley Temple, and Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Our goal is for you to leave this course with your toes tapping, and a song in your heart.

2. Musicals from the 1930's
During the depression, film musicals helped the audience escape hard times. Clips include scenes with Eddie Cantor, Sonja Hennie, Betty Boop, and the Marx Brothers. The extravaganzas of Busby Berkely are also featured.

3. Musicals from the 1940's Part 1
WW2 brought us the Good Neighbor Policy films that starred Carmen Miranda, Alice Faye, and Betty Grable. ALso included are scenes from "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Stormy Weather".

4. Musicals of the 1940's Part 2
MGM studios claimed they had more stars than heaven. And theyu did. Featured clips will include Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, June Allison, Fred Astaire, and of course, Judy Garland.

5. Musicals of the 1950's Part 1
Broadway Musicals that became Film Musicals were a big hit in the 1950’s. Scenes include clips from “Silk Stockings”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, and “Kiss Me Kate”.

6. Musicals of the 1950's Part 2
Original film musicals from this time period include “Gigi”, “American in Paris”, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, and “Singing in the Rain”.

7. Musicals of the 1960's Part 1
Roadshow movies were all the rage in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. We will start with “Can Can”, and include scenes from “The Bells Are Ringing”, “West Side Story”’ and “The Music Man”.

8. Musicals of the 1960's Part 2
Sixteen roadshow musicals were made between 1967 and 1970, but only four made money. Starting with the disastrous “ Dr Dolittle”, we will also discuss “Camelot”, “My Fair Lady”, “Star”, “Funny Girl” and “Oliver”.

9. Musicals of the 1970's
Although Hollywood studios were starting to shy away from investing in expensive musicals, some great ones were still being made. Starting with "Fiddler on the Roof", we will also analyze clips from "Caberet", "1776", "Lady Sings the Blues", and "Mame".

10. Musicals 1980 to the Present
Traditional film musicals were in decline, so directors became more creative using different techniques. Clips to be discussed are from "La La Land", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Beauty and the Beast", "Chicago" and "Dreamgirls".

Around the World with Movie Musicals
You name the culture/country and American film musicals have most likely used it as a setting. France, England, and Latin America are just a few examples. Idolized visions or stereotypes aside, these films inspire travelers to explore the world.
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
We have worked on the Princess Line.
We currently teach Broadway and Movie Musicals at Rutger University.