Fred and Ginger, Jazz Hands and MOOCs
This June, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain and Cabaret.
Even better, TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free, online multimedia course about the history of the musical genre and its evolution alongside cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com.
Mad About Musicals! will feature more than 90 musicals every Tuesday and Thursday in June, with musicals from the 1920s (like 1929's The Broadway Melody) all the way up to the the 1970s (Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret).
The network’s fourth-annual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will run concurrently with TCM’s programming and lead participants through the history of the musical. More than 44,000 participants enrolled in TCM’s past three successful MOOCs, all of which generated industry-leading completion rates and very high satisfaction rates, while acting as an on-ramp for new audiences to the TCM brand. The free, month-long multimedia course explores the musical’s place in cinematic history and features course lessons, guest interviews, online games and more.
Check out musicals.tcm.com and register today, but don't forget to get your fill of classic movie musicals in June!