The American Musical Theater
(New York, Macmillan, 1967). A useful analysis of developments to the mid sixties.
New Complete Book of the American Musical Theater
. (New York; Holt, Reinhard and Winston 1970. A guide to productions up to the time of publication.
Writing the Broadway Musical
. (New York, Drama Book Publishers)
The Best Musicals
(New York: Crown Publishers, 1977) A review of musicals through 1977.
First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance
(Pale Alto, Calif. Mayfield Publishing Co. 1973). Discusses early techniques used in creative dance.
Kraines, Minda Geedman & Kan, Esther,
Jump Into Jazz
(Pale Alto, Calif., Mayfield Publishing Co. 1983). A primer for the beginning jazz student.
Broadway’s Greatest Musicals
(New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1977) (Rev. ed.) A very useful survey of production up to the time of this edition.
Better Foot Forward
The History of American Musical Theatre
(New York: Grossman, 1976) A jazzy but quite shrewd account of formal developments from the 1800’s through the 1970’s.
Munstermann, Uta Fischer,
Jazz Dance & Jazz Gymnastics
(New York Sterling Publishing 1978). Discusses development of jazz dance and the mixture of jazz and gymnastics.
The Theatre Student Complete Production Guide to Modern Musical Theatre
(Richards Rosen Press Inc., New York 1969). A complete guide for production of a musical using students.
There are no required student readings (other than class notes and song lyrics) for the dance section of the collaborative units.