Lyric Theatre @ Illinois Production Records, 1969-2016
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Brief Description: Consists of production scores, production notes including staging, lighting, costuming, and personnel records, photographs, programs, audio-visual recordings, press releases, coorespondence, advertising, and reviews documenting opera and musical theatre productions by the University of Illinois' School of Music between 1948 and 2016.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at]
Record Series Number: 12/5/12
Created by: Lyric Theatre @ Illinois
Volume: 13.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 03/17/2017.
Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Production Records, 1969-2016, and Series 2, Publicity and Concert Programs, 1969-2016. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by production title and Series 2 is arranged chronologically.
Biographical Note for Lyric Theatre @ Illinois :

The University of Illinois' School of Music founded Lyric Theatre @ Illinois program in January 2014 as a comprehensive music performance program embracing a broad continuum of opera and musical theatre techniques to help students to prepare for the professional artistic singing, acting, and movement  demands of the 21st-century musical stage.  Since its founding the Lyric Theatre Program mounts three fully staged productions of musical theatre and opera each year that is performed by students in the University's Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.  In addition the program produces numerious small-studio opera workshop scenes as hands-on learning projects.

The Lyric Theatre Program is a continuation of the University's Opera Theatre educational program which began in the early 1970s under the direction of Tom Schleis and the School of Music vocal faculty.

Subject Index
Music Musical Repertoires
Theatrical Productions
Vocal music
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
French [fra]
German [ger]
Italian [ita]
Acquisition Notes: Lyric Theatre Department  Administrative Transfer