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A "theater" release is a recording of a work for the [[WikiPedia:Theatre|theatre]] involving music, songs, and/or spoken dialogue, occasionally also including dance.  Typically these works are of a [[WikiPedia:Musical_theatre|musical]] nature, but they may also be dramatic or comedic in nature.  This guideline does not apply to compilations of songs from different shows being sung by a one or more performers, unless the songs are compiled as part of a theatrical [[WikiPedia:Revue|revue]].
 
A "theater" release is a recording of a work for the [[WikiPedia:Theatre|theatre]] involving music, songs, and/or spoken dialogue, occasionally also including dance.  Typically these works are of a [[WikiPedia:Musical_theatre|musical]] nature, but they may also be dramatic or comedic in nature.  This guideline does not apply to compilations of songs from different shows being sung by a one or more performers, unless the songs are compiled as part of a theatrical [[WikiPedia:Revue|revue]].
  
This guideline specifically applies only to ''non-''opera theater releases.  [[Opera Track Style|Opera]], non-musical theater [[Soundtrack Style|film and television]] soundtracks, and [[Proposal:Game_Soundtrack_Style|video game soundtracks]] are covered by different style guidelines.  Depending on the release, [[Classical Style Guide|classical style]] or [[Proposal:Audiobook_Style|audiobook style]] also may be more appropriate.   
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== Applicability ==
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* This guideline specifically applies only to ''non-''opera theater releases.  [[Opera Track Style|Opera]], non-musical theater [[Soundtrack Style|film and television]] soundtracks, and [[Proposal:Game_Soundtrack_Style|video game soundtracks]] are covered by different style guidelines.  Depending on the release, [[Classical Style Guide|classical style]] or [[Proposal:Audiobook_Style|audiobook style]] also may be more appropriate. A modified form of [[Live Bootleg Style]] may also apply, in addition to this guideline.
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: '''Applies''':
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:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/00522915-b664-315f-baaf-be865c9d3a40.html Oklahoma! (1998 London Cast)]
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:: Studio recording of a musical theater work
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:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/15a2ef94-f8c5-31e9-b9d1-9ff32fa8833f.html Godspell (1973 Film Cast)]
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:: Recording of a filmed musical theater work; Theater soundtrack style overrides soundtrack style.
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:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/789368ce-77b9-311b-8a30-cb852d14a414.html The Little Mermaid (2007-07-26 Denver Cast)]
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:: Live bootleg of a theater cast with a known performance date.  Exclude the colon that [[Live Bootleg Style]] would normally requireIf the city is easily identifiable (e.g. Toronto, London, Paris, New York, etc.), other location information may be excluded.
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:*[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/fc880131-a062-36ef-98ba-27d6c94a9100.html A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (2005 Encores! Cast)]
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:: Live bootleg of a theater cast with an unknown performance date, only the performance season is known.
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: '''Does not apply''':
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Examples:
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== Basic Guidelines ==
* Applies:
 
**[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/fc880131-a062-36ef-98ba-27d6c94a9100.html A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (2005 Encores! Cast)]
 
**: Live recording of a musical theater work
 
**[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/00522915-b664-315f-baaf-be865c9d3a40.html Oklahoma! (1998 London Cast)]
 
**: Studio recording of a musical theater work
 
**[http://musicbrainz.org/release-group/15a2ef94-f8c5-31e9-b9d1-9ff32fa8833f.html Godspell (1973 Film Cast)]
 
**: Recording of a filmed musical theater work; Theater soundtrack style overrides soundtrack style.
 
*Does not apply:
 
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==Basic Guidelines==
 
 
* The [[Release Type|release type]] should be '''Soundtrack'''.
 
* The [[Release Type|release type]] should be '''Soundtrack'''.
 
* The release, release group, and track [[Artist|artist]] should be the composer(s), '''not''' the performer(s), lyricist(s), and/or librettist(s).  
 
* The release, release group, and track [[Artist|artist]] should be the composer(s), '''not''' the performer(s), lyricist(s), and/or librettist(s).  

Revision as of 16:34, 13 September 2010


Status: This page describes an active style guideline proposal and is not official.



Proposal number: RFC-28
Champion: BrianFreud
Current status: In development


Trac ticket # 2146

A "theater" release is a recording of a work for the theatre involving music, songs, and/or spoken dialogue, occasionally also including dance. Typically these works are of a musical nature, but they may also be dramatic or comedic in nature. This guideline does not apply to compilations of songs from different shows being sung by a one or more performers, unless the songs are compiled as part of a theatrical revue.

Applicability

Applies:
Studio recording of a musical theater work
Recording of a filmed musical theater work; Theater soundtrack style overrides soundtrack style.
Live bootleg of a theater cast with a known performance date. Exclude the colon that Live Bootleg Style would normally require. If the city is easily identifiable (e.g. Toronto, London, Paris, New York, etc.), other location information may be excluded.
Live bootleg of a theater cast with an unknown performance date, only the performance season is known.
Does not apply:

Basic Guidelines

Caution
{{{note}}}
Guess Case lowercases the word "original" within parenthesis, which is incorrect for this guideline:
Incorrect: Allegro (1947 original Broadway Cast)
Correct:    Allegro (1947 Original Broadway Cast)