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Musical Theater Research Guide: Getting Started

Research guide for musical theatre

Getting Started

Image: Program and Playbills that are part of the ML/BSSA CollectionPlaybills and program that are part of the ML/BSSA Collection

Musical scores and literature about musical theater are intermingled with operas and works on operas. These are the call number areas to search:

  • M 1500: Full score of musicals
  • M 1503: Piano-vocal scores of musicals
  • M 1505: Excerpts from musicals (full scores)
  • M 1507-8: Excerpts from musicals (piano-vocal scores)
  • ML 50: Libretti / Books
  • ML 410-420: Souvenir programs and Playbills
  • ML 1700-1751: Literature on history and criticism of musicals and production companies
  • SMC: Sheet music from older musicals



This guide was created by Heather Fischer as an independent study project in the spring of 2010.

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