Guide to the Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collection, 1988-2015

Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills C0263


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Berger, Carol
Title Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collection
Date 1988-2015
Physical Characteristics 1.0 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract This collection largely consists of playbills from Chicago's Lyric Opera House, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and regional theatres collected by Carol Berger. There are also ticket stubs from the performances, as well as materials from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Collection Number C0263
Language English

Historical Information

The Lyric Opera of Chicago was founded by Carol Fox, Lawrence V. Kelly and Nicola Rescigno in 1954. It is located in the Civic Opera Building which first opened its doors on November 4, 1929. The Civic Opera Building was envisioned by Samuel Insull as the predominant place for operatic performances. The Lyric Opera is now globally renowned for their chorus, orchestra, as well as their preservation of the cultural importance of opera in Chicago, Illinois. Several other nationally and internationally renowned theatres are also included in the collection of playbills.

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Scope and Content note

This collection largely consists of playbills from Chicago's Lyric Opera House, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and regional theatres collected by Carol Berger. There are also ticket stubs from a handful of the performances, as well as materials from the Art Institute of Chicago. The playbills from Chicago's Lyric Opera House span the course of twenty-one seasons from the 34th to the 57th. The largest part of the collection consists of playbills from regional theatres from across the United States, including one piece from the San Francisco Opera. A smaller portion of the collection is made up of pamphlets from the Art Institute of Chicago that describe a few fashion and art exhibitions from 1996 to 2015.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by venue, followed by format. The playbills are arranged chronologically by season, and alphabetically within each season.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collection must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds many other performing arts collections which include the Virginia Nelson playbills collection, the Charles Rodrigues playbills collection, the Broadway souvenir theatre programs collection, and the Larry Schecker playbills and pamphlets collection.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects:

Performing arts.
Theater programs.
Theater.
Theater--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collection, C0263, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Carol Berger in 2015.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amy Blake in August 2018. EAD markup completed by Amy Blake in August 2018.

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Bibliography

History of Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Lyric Opera: 57th Season, 2011 - 2012
2 Lyric Opera: 54th Season, 2008 - 2009
3 Lyric Opera: 53rd Season, 2007 - 2008
4 Lyric Opera: 52nd Season, 2006 - 2007
5 Lyric Opera: 51st Season, 2005 - 2006
6 Lyric Opera: 50th Season, 2004 - 2005
7 Lyric Opera: 49th Season, 2003 - 2004
8 Lyric Opera: 48th Season, 2002 - 2003
9 Lyric Opera: 47th Season, 2001 - 2002
10 Lyric Opera: 46th Season, 2000 - 2001
Box Folder
2 1 Lyric Opera: 45th Season, 1999 - 2000
2 Lyric Opera: 44th Season, 1998 - 1999
3 Lyric Opera: 43rd Season, 1997 - 1998
4 Lyric Opera: 42nd Season, 1996 - 1997
5 Lyric Opera: 41st Season, 1995 - 1996
6 Lyric Opera: 40th Season, 1994 - 1995
7 Lyric Opera: 39th Season, 1993 - 1994
8 Lyric Opera: 38th Season, 1992 - 1993
Box Folder
3 1 Lyric Opera: 36th Season, Nuveen Radio Broadcast Guide, 1991
2 Lyric Opera: 35th Season, 1989 - 1990
3 Lyric Opera: 34th Season, 1988 - 1989
4 Lyric Opera: Backstage Tours, March 2003, 2006
5 Marshall Field's Day of Music, September 16, 2000
6 Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Morton Arboretum, June 27-30, 2013
7 Symphony Center Special Concerts, 2003 - 2004
8 Notebook: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1997 - 2008
9 Symphony Center Presents, November 2013 - March 2015
10 Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Morton Arboretum, November 2013 - 2014
11 Ravinia Magazine: Vol.8, No.6, July 28 - August 3, 2014
12 Ravinia: Festival , 1992
13 Ravinia: 'International Festival of the Arts' books, June 14, 1998 - June 1, 2006
14 Playbill, 2002 - 2007
Box Folder
4 1 Stagebills, 1989 - 1995
2 Stagebills, 1996 - 2000
3 The Goodman Theatre, 2003 - 2004
4 Chicagoplays, 2014
5 The MAC, 2002 - 2005
6 Metropolitan Opera, 1996 - 1998
7 Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, May 1, 2014 - February 21, 2015
8 Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 1999 - 2013
9 Auditorium Theatre: Show Boat, April 1996
10 Mercury Theater: Over the River and Through the Woods, August, 1997
11 Navy Pier: Skyline Stage Program, July - October, 1995
12 The Art Institute of Chicago: Lucy McKenzie, October 23, 2014 - January 18, 2015
13 The Art Institute of Chicago: Passion for Fashion, 2013
14 The Art Institute of Chicago: Visitor Guide, 2013
15 The Art Institute of Chicago: Cezanne to Picasso, February 17 - May 12, 2007
16 The Art Institute of Chicago: Exhibition Guide, September 30, 1996 - January 5th, 1997
17 The Tweaksters, October 20, 2007
18 Cirque Du Soleil: Dralion, 2001
19 Metamorphoses, October - November 2012
20 Basically Bach, 1991
21 San Francisco Opera, 1992
22 Lyric Opera: Tickets, November 5, 1993
23 Northlight Theatre Tickets, October 10, 1998
24 Oriental Theatre: Mama Mia Ticket, September 18, 2003
25 Cadillac Palace Theatre: The Pirate Queen tickets, November 18, 2006
26 Ravinia Concert Tickets, June 6th, July 27th, 2013
27 The Goodman Theatre: The White Snake ticket, May 8, 2014
28 Symphony Center Tickets, June 27th, 2013 - March 16th, 2015
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