Musicals on Video in UO Libraries
Musicals in the University of Oregon Knight Library's Video Collection
These videotapes and videodiscs of musical comedy and film musicals are available in the University of Oregon Knight Library's video holdings.
An American in Paris.
Santa Monica, CA: MGM/UA Home Video, 1994.
1 videocassette (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.VHS.
CAST: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guetary, Nina Foch. Music by George Gershwin.
SUMMARY : Jerry Mulligan, a carefree young artist in post-WWII Paris, falls in love with a lonely French shopgirl who is engaged to marry a successful entertainer--unless Jerry can convince her otherwise.
Beauty and the beast.
Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, 
2 videodiscs (laser optical) (101 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 12 in
CAST: Robby Benson (Beast), Jess Corti (Lefou), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), Paige O'Hara (Belle), Jerry Orbach (Lumiere), David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth), Richard White (Gaston); Original score by Alan Menken ; songs produced by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
NOTES: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
NOTES:The spell of an enchantress opens this classic fairy tale, turning a cruel prince into a hideous beast. Belle, the heroine, is a book-loving young lady trapped by the beast when she comes looking for her father. To break the spell, the beast must win Belle's love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose
CONTENTS: Work in progress (full length version as shown at the 1991 New York Film Festival) -- The four stages of animation -- Pencil rough-cut, "Be our guest" (alternate version) -- Camera move test, Ballroom scene -- Pencil tests, Transformation scene -- Original theatrical trailer -- Reviews trailer
VIDEO LASERDISC 00007
Broadway!: a musical history.
Irvine, CA: Chesney Communications, 1988?
5 VHS, 602 min., color. Time line graph & vocabulary list & quiz.
SUMMARY: Based on the book: Broadway musicals, show by show, by Stanley Green. Presents a chronological history of the Broadway musical, from The Black Crook to The Phantom of the Opera. Features interviews with famous people of the theatre and historians, still photos, and narration by Broadway performer Ron Husmann.
Fiddler on the roof.
Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 1996
2 videocassettes (178 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
NOTES:Music, Jerry Bock ; lyrics, Sheldon Harnick.
CAST: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann
NOTES:Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof
Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1987.
1 videocassette (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS Hi-fi.
CAST: Barbara Streisand, Omar Sharif.
NOTES: Funny Girl follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice. As the film opens only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business until she is given a chance at Keeney's Music Hall where her hilarious debut as a rollerskating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein, a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up.
Gentlemen prefer blondes.
Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Fox Video, c1992.
1 videocassette (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS hi-fi; stereo, mono compatible.
CAST: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Corburn, Elliott Reid.
Music by: "When love goes wrong", "Anyone here for love?" by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson ; musical direction, Lionel Newman.
NOTES: A musical comedy about the adventures of two beautiful showgirls--an apparently stupid blonde golddigger and her provocative brunette friend--during a voyage from New York to Paris.
The Heat is on: the making of Miss Saigon.
NY: HBO Video, 1989.
1 VHS, 75 min., color.
SUMMARY: Follows the development of the musical Miss Saigon from the polishing of the musical score in 1988 through the opening night of the London production on September 20, 1989.
The Jazz singer.
Culver City, CA. : MGM/UA Home Video, 1991.
1 videocassette (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. VHS format.
NOTES: Director, Alan Crosland ; music, Louis Silvers.
CAST: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, William Demarest.
NOTES: A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. In motion picture history, this marks the first feature film to utilize synchronous sound. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy"
The King and I.
[Beverly Hills, CA] : FoxVideo, Inc., c1994
1 videocassette (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS format ; hi-fi, stereo
CAST: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno
NOTES: Music and lyrics, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
SUMMARY: Musical tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens,who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860's. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch, over time Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another
Les miserables in concert : a musical ./ by Boublil and Schonberg.
London, [England] : VCI ; [Culver City, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1996, c1995.
1 videocassette (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS; hi-fi stereo.
CAST: Colm Wilkinson, Philip Quast, Ruthie Henshall, Jenny Galloway, Alun Armstrong, Lea Salonga, Michael Ball, Michael Maguire, Judy Kuhn, Anthony Crivello; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Abell, conductor.
NOTES: "10th anniversary, 8 October 1995, Royal Albert Hall. Features the entire 10th anniversary performance, including exclusive footage never broadcast on television"--Container.
SUMMARY: Brings together a company of over 250 performers, featuring many of the stars who have appeared in the musical worldwide.
Les Miserables: stage by stage.
NY: PolyGram Records, 1988.
VHS, 60 mins. color.
SUMMARY: Documentary film follows the development of Les Miserables from its opening in London in October 1985 through its world wide success.
Original cast album, Company: a musical comedy.
NY: BMG Music, 1992.
1 VHS, 53 min., color.
SUMMARY: A chronicle of the recording sessions of the cast album of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Company. Includes interviews with record producer, Thomas Z. Shepard; composer/lyricist, Stephen Sondheim; musical director, Harol Hastings; producer/director, Harold Prince; playwright, George Furth.
Seven brides for seven brothers.
Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, c1993
1 videocassette (1 hr., 42 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in VHS
CAST: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Jacques d'Amboise
NOTES:Lyrics, Johnny Mercer ; music, Gene de Paul ; choreography, Michael Kidd
NOTES: When the new bride of a roughneck Oregon pioneer finds she has to keep house for her husband's six rowdy brothers, she decides to groom them so that they can find brides of their own
Singin' in the rain.
Santa Monica, Calif.: The Voyager Company, 1988
2 videodiscs (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in
CAST: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
NOTES:A joyous combination of music dancing and comedy that recalls the early "talkies"
VIDEO LASERDISC 00102
Sweeney Todd.: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
S.L.:RKO Videogroup, 1984, 1982.
139 min., col.
SUMMARY: Videotape of the original Broadway show, based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond. Stars Angela Lansbury, George Hearn.
NY: MGM/UA Home Video, 1988.
1 VHS, 134 min., color.
SUMMARY: Musical sequences from nearly 100 MGM musicals, commemorating the 50th anniversary of MGM.
Dreigroschenoper= The 3 penny opera.
[S.l.] : s.n., [19-?]
1 videocassette (111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Musical play. Dialogue and music sung in German ; English subtitles.
CAST: Rudolph Foerster, Carola Neher, Lotte Lenya, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Reinhold Schuenzel, Hermann Thimig.
The Three penny opera.
[United States? : s.n., between 1980 and 1992]
1 videocassette (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.VHS format.
CAST: Performed by: Curt Jurgens, Hildegarde Neff, Gert Frobe, Hilde Hildebrand, June Ritchie, Lino Ventura, Marlene Warrlich, Walter Giller, Sammy Davis, Jr.
"The Wizard of Oz".
New York, N.Y. : MGM/UA Home Video, c1983.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. with b&w s equences ; 12 in.
CAST: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin.
VIDEO LASERDISC 00086