Style/Specific types of releases/Theatre
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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.
- 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. A modified form of Live Bootleg Style may also apply, in addition to this guideline.
- 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:
- The release type should be Soundtrack.
- The release, release group, and track artist should be the composer(s), not the performer(s), lyricist(s), and/or librettist(s).
- Performer(s), lyricist(s), and/or librettist(s) should be indicated using advanced relationships.
- The release and release group titles should exclude extra title information information such as "Original Soundtrack", "Music from," etc., except that:
|Guess Case lowercases the word "original" within parenthesis, which is incorrect for this guideline: