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Musical Theatre

Subject Guides

Minstrel shows
Operas--Stories, plots, etc.

Call Numbers

REF ML128 M987 Bibliographies
REF ML128 S3 Song Indexes
ML1700 - ML1751 History and Criticism
MT64 Revues--Writing and Publishing
MT95-100 Operas--Stories and Plots, etc.
MT955 Instruction
PN1995.9 Musical films
M1500 Full scores
M1503 Vocal scores
M1508 Vocal selections

Selected SFCM Library resources

See also Vocal Music Research Guide

Bordman, Gerald Martin. American musical theatre: a chronicle, 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. REFML1711.B729 A5 1992

G채nzl, Kurt. The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre. 2 vols. New York: Schirmer Books, 1994. REF ML102.G127 E5 1994

G채nzl, Kurt. The musical: a concise history. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997. ML1700.G127 M9 1997

Hischak, Thomas S. Stage it with music: an encyclopedic guide to the American musical theatre. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993. REF ML102.M88 H6 1993

Index to characters in the performing arts. Part II, Operas, and musical productions. Compiled by Harold S. Sharp and Marjorie Z. Sharp. Metuchen N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1969. REF ML102.O6 S53

Laster, James, 1934- So you're the new musical director! An introduction to conducting a Broadway musical. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001. MT955.L37 2001

Lax, Roger. The Great Song Thesaurus. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1989. REF ML128.S3 L4 1989

Lewine, Richard. Songs of the theater. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1984. REF ML128.S3 L672 1984

The Singer's Musical Theater Anthology. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation, 1986. M1507 S62

Suskin, Steven. Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway's Major Composers. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000. REF ML128 M987 S5 2000

Web Sites

Gilbert and Sullivan Archives

The G&S Archive is devoted to the operas and other works of William S. Gilbert and Arthur S. Sullivan, and to other light operas of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The site includes a variety of G&S related items, including clip art, librettos, plot summaries, pictures of the original G&S stars, song scores, midi and mpeg audio files, and newsletter articles.

Music Library Association Sheet Music Collections
Maintained by MLA, this site lists institutions that own substantial sheet music collections. Some may be searched online by author, title, subject, keyword, etc.

Music Theatre International
Web site of a major licensing company which provides information and links to many theatrical resources: licensing and production information, study guides, scores, musicals database, etc.
Searchable site includes song list, lyrics, synopses, and current news.

Stage Agent
"StageAgent is a web service dedicated to the performers and producers of musicals, dramas, and operas." Lists show synopses, casting requirements, current productions, audition information.