Allan’s Lectures and Courses            Return

Allan’s love of teaching began with his first full-time job after graduating from University of Toronto in 1967. Allan taught Geography, English and Theatre Arts. Then after working in the business world, Allan pursued a full-time career as an actor, working in film, television and theatres across Canada.

Allan brings all those skills to his lectures and courses on Broadway History.

Having led Broadway Melody Singalong for many years, he became interested in researching the origins of the songs and shows that were featured every week. As the repertoire expanded to include movie musicals, vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley and popular recorded music, Allan’s sphere of research also expanded.

Allan has taught courses for The Life Institute (part of Toronto Metropolitan University), Allan Price’s Broadway History, as well as single presentations for private social or professional groups.

Previous and Current Lecture Series:

v Al Jolson: The World’s Greatest Entertainer

v Izzy, Fanny And Flo: Irving Berlin, Fanny Brice and Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

v Rodgers And Hart (and Hammerstein II Too)

v Oscar Hammerstein II: Plenty Of Heart And Plenty Of Hope

v Broadway’s Classical Composers: Gershwin and Bernstein

v Leading Ladies, Delectable Divas and Broadway Babies


Allan is prepared to speak on any topic related to Broadway or film musicals or any aspect of musical entertainment.

To book Allan for a single lecture or speaking engagement, please send an EMAIL.

Fee for a single session (1 ˝ - 2 hours) is $350.00 plus HST