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. Along the side 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 the Library Catalog 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.
Below are some examples of subject headings related to musical theatre which may be useful when searching or browsing in the Library Catalog.
To search subject headings in the Library Catalog, go to the "Advanced" search page and select Subject in the pull-down menu next to the search field. Enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field. Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.
Below are some selected call number ranges where materials related to musical theatre may be located. You can browse the shelves or consult the Library Catalog 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 the Library Catalog, select "Call number starts with" in the pull-down menu in the Advanced search page and enter the beginning of a call number (ex., M 1503).