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Sample Scenes from Historic Musicals

Compiled & Edited by John Kenrick

Ceorge M. Cohan and Ethel Levy in Little Johnny Jones (15839 bytes)George M. Cohan and his wife Ethel Levey in Little Johnny Jones (1904).

Here are sample scenes from several historic musicals. Looking them over, you can get some sense of how musical theatre changed over a period of almost two centuries.

All of the materials quoted here are taken from scripts in John Kenrick's personal collection, and are (as best we can determine) all currently in the public domain.

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