Style/Specific types of releases/Theatre

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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 "musical" 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.

This guideline specifically applies only to non-opera theater releases. Opera, non-musical theater film and television soundtracks, and video game soundtracks are covered by different style guidelines. Depending on the release, classical style or audiobook style also may be more appropriate.

Examples:

  • Applies:
    • [[Release-group:fc880131-a062-36ef-98ba-27d6c94a9100.html>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (2005 Encores! Cast)]]
      Live recording of a musical theater work
    • Oklahoma! (1998 London Cast)
      Studio recording of a musical theater work
    • Godspell (1973 Film Cast)
      Recording of a filmed musical theater work; Theater soundtrack style overrides soundtrack style.
  • Does not apply:

Basic Guidelines

Caution
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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)