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Theatre / Drama Research Guide: Musicals

This guide will assist Theatre/Drama students in finding information and tools for research, assignments, and for furthering their knowledge and understanding in their chosen fields of study.

Subject Search

Subject headings are important terms you can search to find information in the Library's online catalog.  You can also use these terms to search in resources like encyclopedias, databases and indexes. Examples of subject headings are:


Incidental music


Masques with music


Motion picture music


Music theater



Pantomimes with music



Search for books and other items in the library catalog.


More Search Options


Musicals & Scores

Scores, sound recording, and librettos are located in the Music Listening Room, Room 108.
(Literature on music: Librettos, texts, scenarios, operas, separate works)

Scores for Musicals are in these areas:

M1500 (Musicals, scores, complete works)

M1503 (Musicals, vocal scores with piano, general)

M1507 (Musicals, excerpts, vocal scores with piano, collections)

M1508 (Musicals, excerpts, vocal scores with piano, separate works by title of opera, musical, etc.) 

Featured Musicals

Sparks by Jessica Butcher

A story of a kamikaze love affair with unexpected consequences. Hilarious and heartbreaking, written by Jessica Butcher and with original music by Anoushka Lucas. Sparks is a two-hander musical about the
brain's response to grief.

PLAYS BIN 159 #1869

Zombies from the Beyond: A Musical by James Valcq


Bingo: The Winning Musical by Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid

Bingo is about a group of die-hard bingo players who stop at nothing to miss their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite.

PLAYS BIN 119 #1437


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