Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collections Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills C0263

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

Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills
C0263


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

Repository
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Identification
C0263
Title
Carol Berger Chicago performing arts playbills collection1988-2015
URL:
http://scrc.gmu.edu/finding_aids/carolberger.html
Quantity
1.0 linear feet (4 boxes)
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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Performing arts.
  • Theater programs.
  • Theater--United States.
  • Theater.

Bibliography

History of Lyric Opera of Chicago.


Container List

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