Musicals: From Stage to Screen

Singing and dancing are what comes to mind when you think of a musical but Jonny Perl is here to tell you it’s so much more. Jonny will go into the origins of musical theatre and how it was only in the 1940’s when storytelling was added as an element and the rest, as they say, is history. He’ll use real-life examples to demonstrate how musicals are adapted from stage to screen and how others go straight to screen (a la LA LA LAND). He will also cover the differences between musicals, musicals that drive the narrative, and musicals that are stories with songs inserted.

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:
  • Determining the genre
  • What makes a movie qualify as a musical
  • History of Musicals
  • Different types of musical inclusions on-screen
About Your Host:

Jonny Perl works as a production coordinator for Rob Minkoff's (The Lion King, Mr Peabody & Sherman) company Cinemation where he is currently developing projects for animation, live-action, and Broadway stage.

A graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, he also had the opportunity to intern with Kerner Management, Daniel Hoff Agency, and Zac Efron's production company Ninjas Runnin' Wild. While at UCLA, he produced, directed, music directed, and acted in many musical productions. He founded the student company Positivity Productions to produce work that promotes social change.


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