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Musical Theatre Resources

This guide provides suggested resources for musical theatre research at the University of Michigan.

Music Library Contact

Jason Imbesi
Contact:
3239 Moore Building - School of Music
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085
734.764.2512

Music Library Contact

Kristen Castellana
Contact:
Music Library
3239 Moore Building
(734) 764-2512

Subject Headings

Below are some examples of subject headings related to musical theatre which may be useful when searching or browsing in Mirlyn.

To search subject headings in Mirlyn, begin by selecting Subject in the pull-down menu below the search field and then entering any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.   Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.

To browse a list of subject headings, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Subject begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.

Call Number Areas

Below are some selected call number ranges where materials related to musical theatre may be located.  You can browse the shelves or consult Mirlyn for a more specific listing of materials by call number.

M 1500 Dramatic Music (full scores)
M 1503 Dramatic Music (vocal scores with piano)
M 1504 Dramatic Music, College Musicals
M 1505 Dramatic Music, Excerpts (full scores)
M 1507 Dramatic Music, Excerpts, Collections (vocal scores with piano)
M 1508 Dramatic Music, Excerpts, Individual Works (vocal scores with piano)
M 1630.18 Popular Music, Songs, Collections (vocal scores with piano)
ML 48-50, ML 54.6 Librettos (stage)
ML 102 .M88 Musicals -- Encyclopedias
ML 128 .M78 Musicals -- Bibliography
ML 410 Biographies, Composers
ML 420 Biographies, Performers
ML 1700-1710 Dramatic Music, General Literature
ML 1711 Dramatic Music, Literature (United States)
ML 1711.8 Dramatic Music, Literature (United States, Cities - ex. New York/Broadway)
ML 2054 Musical Theatre History
ML 2080 Television Musicals, History
MT 67 Musicals -- Writing, Publishing
MT 95 Musicals -- Stories, Plots
MT 820-893 Singing & Vocal Technique
MT 955-960 Techniques: Directing, Production, Performance, Acting (Musical)
PN 1995.9 .M86,
ML 2075
Musical Films, Literature
PN 2055-2065 Acting (General)

To search by call number in Mirlyn, select "Call number starts with" in the pull-down menu below the search field and enter the beginning of a call number (ex., M 1503).

To browse by call number, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Call number begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter the beginning of a call number.

Introduction

This is a guide designed to help you locate information and materials related to musical theatre.  It is not a complete bibliography, but rather indicates key resources and types of materials that may be useful when seeking information in this area.  It can act as a starting point for your research and as a reference point that you can revisit in the future.  Across the top are tabs to direct you to information regarding book, score, audio and video recording, article, periodical and other online resources for musical theatre.

Most items listed are available in the Music Library though some materials may be housed in other libraries on campus.  Consult Mirlyn for complete holdings information and availability of materials.  If you need assistance, a music librarian will be happy to help you.  Also, if you have recommendations for other resources on musical theatre that are not owned by the Music Library, please let us know.

University of Michigan Library
818 Hatcher Graduate Library South
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 764-0400
contact-mlibrary@umich.edu
Subjects: Arts
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