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Cuba Libre: An Oregon Art Beat Special, takes you through the evolution of a musical - from a dance workshop, to national auditions, through an intense seven-week rehearsal to the show's opening at Artist Repertory Theatre. This special, filmed over the span of a year, uncovers why it takes up to five years to develop a major musical.

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Cuba Libre, an Oregon Art Beat Special

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015 midnight

The final installment of how to create a musical - Cuba Libre, with Artist Repertory Theatre

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Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
John and Patricia Beckman Fund   

Additional Support Provided By:
The Roundhouse Foundation
The Jackson Foundation