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Then this is the guide for you! Here you will find information about library resources all catered to the needs of aspiring musical theatre performers.
About the libraries
The main location for music resources is the Leichter Listening Library, which is locating on the 3rd floor of the Wanda Bass School of Music building. This library has scores, sound recordings, music education texts, and music reference books.
Books on and about music can also be found on the 3rd floor of the main campus library, Dulaney-Browne.
In this guide you will find:
tips on searching the OCU library catalog
where to look in the library for helpful books
a list of reference materials provided by the library, including databases and journals geared toward music to help you with your scholarly and professional research
a list of websites that every emerging musical theatre artist should know about
Scores for OCU's Opera & Music Theatre season are always put on reserve and are available upon request at the music library's front desk.
The Hilton twins, born joined art the hip and displayed as curiosities since childhood, grow to adulthood with separate hearts and dreams: Daisy longs for fame and fortune, while Violet hopes for a husband and home. The show’s powerful duets include Who Will Love Me as I Amand I Will Never Leave You. Based on a true story, the musical features lyrical, soulful music and theatrical show-stoppers as we follow the sisters’ journey through the vaudeville and burlesque shows of the Roaring Twenties.
Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age story about the adventures of the four March sisters celebrates life, love, and family against the background of the American Civil War. Interwoven with the 21st-century musical score are timeless themes including forgiveness, honesty, hard work, and home.
A romantic comedic salute to the optimistic musicals of the 1930s, featuring a time of showgirls and cowboys and a city boy and a country girl who reconcile their differences, fall in love, and save a theater, all while singing beloved Gershwin classics, including Can’t Be Bothered Now, Slap That Bass, and Someone To Watch Over Me.
For info on operas of the season, visit the Vocal Performance Major Guide.
Liz Wasson graduated from OCU in 2017 with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. She is now simultaneously pursuing a professional opera career and earning a Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Oklahoma. She designed this guide for present and future MTs at OCU.
Her favorite musicals are Legally Blonde, Hamilton, and The Music Man.
Music, Theater, Dance and Entertainment Business Librarian