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Reference Materials @ Thrift
American Musical Theatre by Hailed as "absolutely the best reference book on its subject" by Newsweek, American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle covers more than 250 years of musical theatre in the United States, from a 1735 South Carolina production of Flora, or Hob in the Well to The Addams Family in 2010. Authors GeraldBordman and Richard Norton write an engaging narrative blending history, critical analysis, and lively description to illustrate the transformation of American musical theatre through such incarnations as the ballad opera, revue, Golden Age musical, rock musical, Disney musical, and, with 2010'sAmerican Idiot, even the punk musical.The Chronicle is arranged chronologically and is fully indexed according to names of shows, songs, and people involved, for easy searching and browsing. Chapters range from the "Prologue," which traces the origins of American musical theater to 1866, through several "intermissions" (for instance,"Broadway's Response to the Swing Era, 1937-1942") and up to "Act Seven," the theatre of the twenty-first century. This last chapter covers the dramatic changes in musical theatre since the last edition published - whereas Fosse, a choreography-heavy revue, won the 1999 Tony for Best Musical, the2008 award went to In the Heights, which combines hip-hop, rap, meringue and salsa unlike any musical before it. Other groundbreaking and/or box-office-breaking shows covered for the first time include Avenue Q, The Producers, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Monty Python's Spamalot, Wicked, Hairspray,Urinetown the Musical, and Spring Awakening.Discussion of these shows incorporates plot synopses, names of principal players, descriptions of scenery and costumes, and critical reactions. In addition, short biographies interspersed throughout the text colorfully depict the creative minds that shaped the most influential musicals.Collectively, these elements create the most comprehensive, authoritative history of musical theatre in this country and make this an essential resource for students, scholars, performers, dramaturges, and musical enthusiasts.
Call Number: ML1711 .B67 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-29
American Song : the complete musical theatre companion by
Call Number: ML128.M78 B6 1996
Publication Date: 1905-06-01
Other Books @ Thrift
Creating Musical Theatre : conversations with Broadway directors and choreographers by
Call Number: ML2054 .C73 2013
Musical theatre : a history by
Call Number: ML2054 .K46 2013
2000 Musicals by
Call Number: THEA. ML128.M78 T96 2010
The Star-Spangled Girl by
Call Number: Theatre Audition PS3537.I663 S7 1968
THE STORY: Andy and Norman are two earnest young men using their apartment as a publishing office for a protest magazine in San Francisco. Sophie, an Olympic swimmer and all-American girl, moves into another apartment on the same floor. Sophie ma
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology by
Call Number: Theatre Audition M1507 .S56 2015
(Vocal Collection). Volume 6 continues the traditions of this series, with songs in original keys in authentic versions, categorized by voice type. Each book has a unique song list, mixing contemporary and classic theatre material, and plot notes about each show and song.
Call Number: Theatre Audition PN2080 .D86 2009
(Applause Acting Series). Culled from the work of over 100 playwrights and encompassing the seminal issues of our time, this follow-up compendium is by turns comic and serious but always intensely human. Pieces include scenes from August: Osage County , George & Martha , Intimate Apparel , Take Me Out , and Water Music .
- 1,600 plus scripts and supporting materials - How to Audition, Acting Tips, Stagecraft - located on the main floor behind the Current Periodicals.
- Scripts may be monologues, dialogues, and multi person plays suitable for auditioning.
- Also includes Music and Musicals
- An additional 400 - 500 plays are located upstairs with their authors.
Many plays and musicals are located in the M's and P's.
Scores / Libretti @ Thrift
Below are just a few of the vocal scores we have in the library. They can be found in the Theatre Audition collection, which is on the main floor in the far-left corner.
Broadway's Footloose musical by
Call Number: THEA. M1508 .F66 1999
Publication Date: 1999-06-01
Into the Woods by
Call Number: THEA. M1503.S6974 I6 2010
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Thoroughly Modern Millie by
Call Number: THEA. M1503.T43 T4 2002 v.2
Publication Date: New York, N.Y. : Music Theatre International, c2002.
The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology. Tenor. Volume 2 by
Call Number: THEA. M1507 .S63 1993e v.2
Publication Date: 1993-06-01
The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology Soprano. Volume 3 by
Call Number: THEA. M1507 .S63 2000d v.3
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology. Mezzo-soprano/Belter. Volume 3 by
Call Number: THEA. M1507 .S63 2000c v.3
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Les misérables in concert : the 25th anniversary : live by
Call Number: DVD M1500 .M57 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet Street by
Call Number: DVD M1500.S65 S944 2004
A big and loud shout out goes to the University of Illinois and Kirstin Dougan for allowing us to appropriate material from their Musical Theatre LibGuide!