College of Visual and Performing Arts
Theatre & Dance
Over the past 100 years, stage musicals have been made from original works as varied as straight plays, novels, magazine articles, movies, short stories, poems, and biographies. This article explores two original works (a film and a novel) created separately by two faculty members at a historically black university in West Virginia and which were turned into staged musicals produced by professional theatre companies in 2019. The article includes information and advice on the adaptation process from composers, playwrights, and other collaborators.
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Originally published in Southern Theatre magazine, a quarterly publication of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.”