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  • American Musical Theatre: An Introduction - Overview of the development of American musical theatre.
  • Annie Get Your Gun - A synopsis of the musical by Irving Berlin and Herbert & Dorothy Fields.
  • Anything Goes - A synopsis and brief history of the musical by Cole Porter, Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
  • Babes in Toyland - A synopsis of the stage musical by Victor Herbert and Glen MacDonough.
  • Bells Are Ringing - A synopsis of the musical by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne.
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - A synopsis of the musical by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, and Carol Hall.
  • Brigadoon - A synopsis of the musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
  • Bye Bye Birdie - A synopsis and brief history of the musical by Michael Stewart, Lee Adams, and Charles Strouse.
  • Camelot - A synopsis of the musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
  • Candide - A synopsis of the musical by Lillian Hellman, Richar Wilbur, and Leonard Bernstein, revised by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim.
  • Carousel - A synopsis and analysis of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Cole Porter: The Great Sophisticate - Biography of composer and lyricist Cole Porter and analysis of his contributions to the development of the American musical comedy.
  • Damn Yankees - A synopsis of the musical by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.
  • Dearest Enemy - A synopsis of the musical by Herbert Fields, Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers
  • Flower Drum Song - A synopsis of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Guys and Dolls - A synopsis of the musical by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
  • Gypsy - A synopsis of the musical by Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne.
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - A synopsis of the musical by Frank Loesser, Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert.
  • The King and I - A synopsis of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • Kiss Me, Kate - A synopsis of the musical by Cole Porter and Bella & Sam Spewack.
  • A Little Night Music - A synopsis of the musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler.
  • Lost in the Stars - A synopsis of the musical by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson.
  • The Most Happy Fella - A synopsis of the musical by Frank Loesser.
  • Musical Comedy is Born - Examines the early development of American musical comedy, specifically the contributions of George M. Cohan.
  • The Music Man - A synopsis of the musical by Meredith Willson.
  • My Fair Lady - A synopsis and brief history of the musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
  • Oklahoma! - A synopsis and history of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • On the Town - A synopsis and brief history of the musical by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
  • Pal Joey - A synopsis of the musical by John O'Hara, Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers.
  • Show Boat - A synopsis, history & analysis of the musical by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • The Sound of Music - A synopsis of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • South Pacific - A synopsis and brief history of the musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • The Student Prince - A synopsis of the operetta by Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly.
  • Sweet Charity - A synopsis of the musical by Neil Simon, Dorothy Fields, and Cy Coleman.
  • West Side Story - A synopsis of the musical by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
  • The Wizard of Oz - A synopsis of the original stage version of the musical by L. Frank Baum, A. Baldwin Sloane and Paul Tiejens.
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