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Musical Theater Composer James Olm

  • Aired: 10/14/2011
  • 28:56
  • Rating: TV-G
Broadway musicals, everyone knows, are about cats on roller skates, cowboys singing about a surrey with a fringe on top, and Julie Andrews dancing about as Mary Poppins. But Jim Olm, a music professor at Casper College, has written a musical based on the Gnostic Gospels, the ancient books left out of the Bible, and a very different portrayal of Mary Magdalene, and her relationship with Jesus.
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Musical Theater Composer James Olm
Jim Olm talks about the experience of writing, revising and staging a musical.
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