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Music Mountain Theatre hosts “Demystifying Oscar” virtual event

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Music Mountain Theatre will host a two-part virtual event, “Demystifying Oscar” on Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, June 27. The fireside chat will begin at 3 p.m. both days and end with a Q & A session with viewers.
 
Oscar Hammerstein II wrote some of the most popular musicals of all time, including “Show Boat,” “Oklahoma!,” “Carousel,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” and “The Sound of Music.”
 
Now, his grandson William Hammerstein helps to demystify the source of his “genius,” by looking at his formative years.
 
From attending opera at his grandfather Oscar I’s opera houses, through his father Willie, the most successful Vaudeville manager of his time and Uncle Arthur, who gave him his first jobs working with some of the finest lyricists and composers of the 1920s.
 
The talk includes personal family stories and unpublished family photos.
 
Tickets for this virtual event can be purchased on the MMT website for $50 per household. Attendees will receive an invitation to participate via the Zoom video platform and no recording will be permitted. For information or to purchase a ticket, visit musicmountaintheatre.org or call 609-397-3337.

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