By Michael Hostetler,Mary Kahl
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Wanting to reply to the troubles and tastes of the more and more influential baby-boomer new release, musical theater within the overdue Sixties started to embody previously taboo subjects-including the triumvirate of postwar social switch: intercourse, medications, and rock & roll. intercourse, medications, Rock & Roll, and Musicals indicates how American tradition has replaced over the 20 th century, from the Roaring Twenties (The Wild occasion) to the cultural chaos of the '50s (Grease) and the sexual revolution of the '60s (Hair) and '70s (Rocky Horror), to the rebirth of the artwork shape within the '90s (Bat Boy), and as much as the current, exploring the place we now have been and the place we'd be heading.
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