Let Freedom Ring! , which is subtitled Let Freedom Ring! The Social Conscience of the American MusicalLet Freedom Ring! , includes works by such all-American songwriters as the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, and Frank Loesser. All of them have something to say about the U.S.A. "People don't think of musical theater as being socially aware," says Rudman. "They think of musicals as fluff. But there's a 75-year tradition of songwriters writing about pressing issues facing our society."
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