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The Musical Masterclass, Part V: From Rent to Hamilton

Saturday, June 24 at 5:00pm on the Mainstage
Free to members; $5 for theater professionals; $10 General Public

Over the past three seasons, OTC members have received a crash-course in the history of American musical theater, from its origins in the 1920s to the rock-inspired era in the 1970s to the British invasion of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Now, the Musical Masterclass concludes as Associate Artistic Director Christopher Youstra and Artistic Director Jason Loewith discuss the evolution of musicals from the groundbreaking rock musical Rent to the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner Hamilton.






Civil Rights Take the Stage: A Conversation with Public Policy Scholar - and occasional Thurgood Marshall performer - Dr. Lenneal Henderson

Saturday, July 22 at 5:00 on the Mainstage
Free to members; $5 for theater professionals; $10 General Public


When asked in the 1970's to explain his judicial philosophy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall told a group of young clerks, "you do what you think is right and let the law catch up." Is that a philosophy that can guide today's urban planners, city governments, and energy companies? Spend an hour finding out with Distinguished Professor Lenneal Henderson, whose work has taken him from the Washington, DC Mayor's Budget Commission to the American Association of Blacks in Energy, which he founded. As Chairman of the Maryland Arts Council, Dr. Henderson wrote and performed Thurgood is Coming, a one-man show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision.