Guide to the Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collection, 1988-2015 Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills C0263

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

Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills
C0263


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August 30, 2018

Finding aid prepared by Jordan Patty, Amanda Brent, and Amy Blake

Repository
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Collection Number
C0263
Title
Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collection1988-2015
URL:
http://scrc.gmu.edu/finding_aids/carolberger.html
Physical Characteristics
1.0 linear feet (4 boxes)
Creator
Berger, Carol
Language
English
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.

Administrative Information

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.

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

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.


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.

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.

Arrangement

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

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.

Index Terms

    Geographical Names:

  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Subjects:

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

Bibliography

History of Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Contents List

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Lyric Opera: 57th Season,
2011 - 2012

Box: 1 Folder: 2
Lyric Opera: 54th Season,
2008 - 2009

Box: 1 Folder: 3
Lyric Opera: 53rd Season,
2007 - 2008

Box: 1 Folder: 4
Lyric Opera: 52nd Season,
2006 - 2007

Box: 1 Folder: 5
Lyric Opera: 51st Season,
2005 - 2006

Box: 1 Folder: 6
Lyric Opera: 50th Season,
2004 - 2005

Box: 1 Folder: 7
Lyric Opera: 49th Season,
2003 - 2004

Box: 1 Folder: 8
Lyric Opera: 48th Season,
2002 - 2003

Box: 1 Folder: 9
Lyric Opera: 47th Season,
2001 - 2002

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Lyric Opera: 46th Season,
2000 - 2001

Box: 2 Folder: 1
Lyric Opera: 45th Season,
1999 - 2000

Box: 2 Folder: 2
Lyric Opera: 44th Season,
1998 - 1999

Box: 2 Folder: 3
Lyric Opera: 43rd Season,
1997 - 1998

Box: 2 Folder: 4
Lyric Opera: 42nd Season,
1996 - 1997

Box: 2 Folder: 5
Lyric Opera: 41st Season,
1995 - 1996

Box: 2 Folder: 6
Lyric Opera: 40th Season,
1994 - 1995

Box: 2 Folder: 7
Lyric Opera: 39th Season,
1993 - 1994

Box: 2 Folder: 8
Lyric Opera: 38th Season,
1992 - 1993

Box: 3 Folder: 1
Lyric Opera: 36th Season, Nuveen Radio Broadcast Guide,
1991

Box: 3 Folder: 2
Lyric Opera: 35th Season,
1989 - 1990

Box: 3 Folder: 3
Lyric Opera: 34th Season,
1988 - 1989

Box: 3 Folder: 4
Lyric Opera: Backstage Tours,
March 2003, 2006

Box: 3 Folder: 5
Marshall Field's Day of Music,
September 16, 2000

Box: 3 Folder: 6
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Morton Arboretum,
June 27-30, 2013

Box: 3 Folder: 7
Symphony Center Special Concerts,
2003 - 2004

Box: 3 Folder: 8
Notebook: Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
1997 - 2008

Box: 3 Folder: 9
Symphony Center Presents,
November 2013 - March 2015

Box: 3 Folder: 10
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Morton Arboretum,
November 2013 - 2014

Box: 3 Folder: 11
Ravinia Magazine: Vol.8, No.6,
July 28 - August 3, 2014

Box: 3 Folder: 12
Ravinia: Festival ,
1992

Box: 3 Folder: 13
Ravinia: 'International Festival of the Arts' books,
June 14, 1998 - June 1, 2006

Box: 3 Folder: 14
Playbill,
2002 - 2007

Box: 4 Folder: 1
Stagebills,
1989 - 1995

Box: 4 Folder: 2
Stagebills,
1996 - 2000

Box: 4 Folder: 3
The Goodman Theatre,
2003 - 2004

Box: 4 Folder: 4
Chicagoplays,
2014

Box: 4 Folder: 5
The MAC,
2002 - 2005

Box: 4 Folder: 6
Metropolitan Opera,
1996 - 1998

Box: 4 Folder: 7
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music,
May 1, 2014 - February 21, 2015

Box: 4 Folder: 8
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre,
1999 - 2013

Box: 4 Folder: 9
Auditorium Theatre: Show Boat,
April 1996

Box: 4 Folder: 10
Mercury Theater: Over the River and Through the Woods,
August, 1997

Box: 4 Folder: 11
Navy Pier: Skyline Stage Program,
July - October, 1995

Box: 4 Folder: 12
The Art Institute of Chicago: Lucy McKenzie,
October 23, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Box: 4 Folder: 13
The Art Institute of Chicago: Passion for Fashion,
2013

Box: 4 Folder: 14
The Art Institute of Chicago: Visitor Guide,
2013

Box: 4 Folder: 15
The Art Institute of Chicago: Cezanne to Picasso,
February 17 - May 12, 2007

Box: 4 Folder: 16
The Art Institute of Chicago: Exhibition Guide,
September 30, 1996 - January 5th, 1997

Box: 4 Folder: 17
The Tweaksters,
October 20, 2007

Box: 4 Folder: 18
Cirque Du Soleil: Dralion,
2001

Box: 4 Folder: 19
Metamorphoses,
October - November 2012

Box: 4 Folder: 20
Basically Bach,
1991

Box: 4 Folder: 21
San Francisco Opera,
1992

Box: 4 Folder: 22
Lyric Opera: Tickets,
November 5, 1993

Box: 4 Folder: 23
Northlight Theatre Tickets,
October 10, 1998

Box: 4 Folder: 24
Oriental Theatre: Mama Mia Ticket,
September 18, 2003

Box: 4 Folder: 25
Cadillac Palace Theatre: The Pirate Queen tickets,
November 18, 2006

Box: 4 Folder: 26
Ravinia Concert Tickets,
June 6th, July 27th, 2013

Box: 4 Folder: 27
The Goodman Theatre: The White Snake ticket,
May 8, 2014

Box: 4 Folder: 28
Symphony Center Tickets,
June 27th, 2013 - March 16th, 2015