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Brandeis expert to discuss American musicals

Ryan McKittrick
Ryan McKittrick

Ryan McKittrick, assistant professor of theater arts at Brandeis University, will present “The American Musical from the 19th Century to ‘Hamilton’” at the Brandeis National Committee’s University on Wheels breakfast on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. McKittrick’s talk will feature scenes from famous film adaptations of American musicals and clips from more recent stage productions.

McKittrick received his M.F.A. in dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University and his B.A. in history and literature from Harvard. In addition to teaching at Brandeis, he is director of artistic programs and dramaturgy at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard. His articles on theater have appeared in the Boston Globe, Correspondence, Theatre, A.R.T. News, ARTicles and The Boston Phoenix.

Profits from the University on Wheels event support a BNC endowed scholarship for a Tucson-area student to attend Brandeis University.

The cost is $18 in advance or $20 at the door. To register, contact Arlene at or 577-1457.  For more information, email