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Musical Theatre

Books, sheet music, how-to, CDs and DVDs with search tips for performers and fans of this genre.

Library of Congress Numbers and Subject Terms

Bracken Library uses the Library of Congress system for numbering books on the shelves, and the Library of Congress subject headings for subject searching. 

Call Numbers for Musical Theatre:

ML 50   Librettos and "books"

ML 54.6   Lyrics of specific lyricists

ML 385   History of Musical Theatre

ML 410   Biography of a composer

ML 420  Biography of a performer

ML 1711   History of American musical theatre

MT 892, MT 956   Auditioning

MT 956   Musical scene study

In Advanced Search, Use Library of Congress Subject Headings for Musical Theatre:

Musicals -- Bibliography

Musical Theater -- [country]

Musical Theater -- United States -- 20th Century -- History and Criticism

Musicals -- History and Criticism

Musicals -- New York(State) -- New York -- History and Criticism

Musical Films



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