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This guide is a starting point for research in the University Libraries. It provides a selective list of print and electronic resources available for all aspects of Theatre study-scholarly as well as performance, production and design.

Browse the stacks

You can find books about musical theatre shelved under the following Library of Congress call numbers:

  • General and history: ML1711, ML2054
  • Film musicals: PN1995.9 M86
  • Production: MT955
  • Plots: MT95
  • Librettos (stage): ML48-50
  • Librettos (film musicals): ML52.65-.7
  • Encyclopedias: ML102.M88
  • Bibliographies: ML128.M78

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Useful subject headings


Musicals--History and Criticism

Musicals--United States--History and Criticism

Musicals--England--London--History and Criticism

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


Musicals--Stories, plots, etc.


Musical--Production and Direction

Musicals--Stage Guides


Musical Theater

Musical Films

Musical Films--History and Criticism

Musical Films--United States--History and Criticism

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