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 "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
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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)