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Summary: Ali, is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess, the club's proprietor and headliner. After Ali finally makes her way from the bar to the stage, things take a dramatic turn when her larger...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BUR

Summary: A musical comedy film about an aspiring songwriter, four single actresses, and the staging of a new musical play on Broadway. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GOL

Kirkpatrick, Wayne

Contents: Welcome to the renaissance (4:45) -- God, I hate Shakespeare (2:41) -- Right hand man (2:46) -- God, I hate Shakespeare (reprise) (1:31) -- A musical (7:47) -- The black death (1:12) -- I love the way (2:47) -- Will power (4:59) -- Botton's gonna be on top (5:35) -- Welcome to the renaissance (reprise) (0:40) -- Hard to be the bard (4:03) -- It's eggs (0:38) -- We see the light (4:06) -- To...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Ghostlight Records 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SHOW Som

Summary: Jeff Goldblum may have starred in some of the biggest movies in history, but to secure a green card for his young Canadian fiancée, he's agreed to do a two-week regional theater production of "The music man" in his Pennsylvania hometown. Now he's faced with grueling rehearsals, a furious agent, good friends with their own troubles whom he's convinced to co-star, and the very real prospect of a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Starz Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PIT

Contents: Disc 1. Charlie's antics. A day's pleasure -- Sunnyside -- The kid -- Between showers -- Charlie's recreation -- Cruel, cruel love -- Film Johnny -- His favorite pastime -- Kid auto races at Venice -- Mabel's storage predicament -- Making a living -- Behind the screen -- Easy Street -- The cure -- The rink -- The immigrant -- Charlie Chaplin stunt reel (bonus feature).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Clair Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY CHA

Summary: A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BAR

Summary: After being dumped by his girlfriend, Peter knows that he is a man stuck in a dead end life. He decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which then proceeds to wreak havoc upon his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BIG

Summary: Realizing they have to hear how real people talk, a group of lexicographers end up assisting a beautiful singer get away from the mob.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BAL

Summary: A travelling theater group has so much going on behind the curtain, they almost ruin their performance in front of the curtain.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY NOI

Summary: Jimmy ventures out to locate a rare film print. The film, once it is shown, has been known to drive its audience into a crazed frenzy before the theatre goes up in flames. Jimmy finds that the film lives up to its reputation and the results are shocking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR CAR

Summary: Romance blooms during the summer in New England when Jane Falbury's sister shows up with a theatrical troupe and convinces her to let them stage a musical in the barn.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS SUM

Summary: Linda is an English teacher with a small apartment full of a rich collection of great literature. Her only close personal relationships are those she has with her favorite authors. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she reads, and she likes it that way. All that changes when former star pupil Jason returns to town after failing as a playwright in New York. To help him avoid law...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY ENG
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF ENG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie English 2013

Summary: A biography of American actress and singer Lillian Russell, from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor until her retirement in 1912, when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS LIL

Summary: Zoditch, a lonely minor functionary in a publishing house is given a diary to take home and read overnight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA JOU

Summary: As nervy as it is hilarious, a masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch, To Be Or Not To Be; is a Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, which went into production soon after the U.S. entered World War II. Lubitsch manages to brilliantly balance political satire, romance, slapstick, and urgent wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act that has never been equaled.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TO

Summary: Brings the world of Gilbert and Sullivan to life as a dramatization of the staging of the duo's legendary 1885 comic opera, The Mikado. The world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production becomes an epic about the harsh realities of creative expression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TOP

Summary: Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA VAL

Wallace, Nancy K.

Summary: Explains what is needed to put on a play, and provides the script for an adaptation of a fairy tale in which Snow White escapes the huntsman she is saved by seven dorks. All is well until she uses social media to try to find her prince!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 812.6 WAL

Summary: Eden Starling is the glamorous singing diva of a theatre in Victorian London. Along with her snooty cat, Chuzzlewit, Eden selfishly plans to make the entire company of theatre performers stay and rehearse on Christmas Day. Not even Eden's costume designer and childhood friend, Catherine, can talk Eden out of her self-centered tantrum. It will be up to three very unusual Christmas Spirits to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BAR RATED G

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Holiday B

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: DVD JUV BAR

Summary: Renowned restaurateur Duncan Docherty has built a gastronomic empire, but his sous-chef and maitre d' are cooking up treachery. In this modern retelling of Shakespeare's tragedy, screenwriter Peter Moffat sets the action in a 3-star London restaurant with a kitchen full of flashing blades and bloody business. James McAvoy plays Joe Macbeth, revered by his staff and relied on by Duncan-even to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Meet Katherine Minola, Member of Parliament and aspiring Prime Minister. When her advisers suggest that she marry, she reacts with the same fury she brings to everything-and everyone. But one man is going to change her outlook: enter Petruchio. Screenwriter Sally Wainwright updates Shakespeare's romantic farce, with Shirley Henderson as the irascible Katherine; Jaime Murray as her supermodel...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Amorous sparks fly alongside barbed repartee in this hip adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy. A modern television news studio provides the setting, transforming Beatrice and Benedick-played by Sarah Parish and Damian Lewis-into bickering co-anchors. Meanwhile, Don, a jealous studio tech, tries to sabotage the budding love affair between Claude the sports guy and Hero the weather...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: A fifth of London's population in the year 1600 were regular playgoers. Examination of the Globe Theatre shows where they stood, how the stage was constructed, and how the special effects so beloved by the audience were achieved, from thunder and lightning to fairies flying through the air and ghosts emerging from the earth. Rehearsals were minimal and there was no producer or director-just the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Theo and Polly host a party in Dream Park to celebrate their daughter Hermia's engagement to James, but when Xander, Hermia's true love, shows up to dispute the betrothal, it takes magical intervention to set things right. Peter Bowker adapts Shakespeare's unusual romantic comedy where the problems of mortal love are mirrored in interlocking plots between Fairyland and the modern world. Bill...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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