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Music Dance Theatre (MDT): Audition Materials

Students will be able to analyze, synthesize and articulate the significant facets of music, dance and theatre within the historical context of the musical theatre genre.

Audition-Specific Scores

Find many more at M 1508.9 (Musicals, Anthologies)

Browse for Specific Musicals

M 1508.7 Musicals (vocal scores) ;  M 1508.8 Musicals (vocal selections)     

What does the call number mean? Example: M 1508.8 .B48 W47 2007

M 1508.8 (selections) - .B48 (Bernstein) - W47 (West Side Story) - 2007 (date of publication)

Scores with accompaniment tracks

Here are a few examples. To find more, search "recorded accompaniments (high voice)" or "recorded accompaniments (low voice)" or "Music minus one vocals" 

Monologues & Scenes

On the "Monologues" shelf, at the Humanities Reference desk on level 5, you can find classic monologues for men, women, children, young adults, monologues from film scenes, shakespeare and classical audition speeches. Ask for help! 

You can also search the library's catalog using any of the following subject headingsmonologues, dramatic monologues, monodramas, humorous poetry english, humorous recitations, dialogues acting--auditions, one-act plays, american.

Try Drama Online: use the Advanced Play Search, where there is a "Monologue Search" feature.

Browse for Librettos: ML 47 through ML 50

Librettos can be a good source for monologues taken from musicals. Scripts for musicals are filed with librettos,and contain both the book (lines) and the song lyrics. Librettos are usually filed under the COMPOSER, even though the librettist often is a different person.

Call number examples follow. Use these to aid your understanding of how the librettos are organized.

Collections by two or more composers (or authors) : ML 48  Example : ML 48 .R5 vol.1 and 2

This is a compilation of the librettos for American musicals by two or more composers.

Collections by one composer (or author) :  ML 49  Example : ML 49 .S67 F68 2000

This is a compilation of librettos for four musicals by Stephen Sondheim.

Separate works : ML 50   Example : ML 50 .S705 A59 1976

This is one libretto, for Anyone can whistle, composer Stephen Sondheim.