In conjunction with Theatre TCU’s production of Guys and Dolls at the W.E. Scott Theatre (April 8-12, 2015), the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, collaboratively with the Department of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts, presents “From Stage to Screen: Original Posters of Beloved Musicals from Broadway and Hollywood,” making its inaugural U.S. appearance at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in April 2015.
From The Sound of Music to Guys and Dolls, the Hollywood musical is one of the most enduring genres in American film. Yet many of these musicals originated on the Broadway or London stage and had to be carefully adapted for the screen. This exhibition examines the adaptation process through a collection of posters, lobby cards, and movie stills. It includes popular favorites such as Funny Girl and South Pacific alongside lesser-known adaptations of Hit the Deck and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
The exhibit comes from the collection of Dr. Dominic McHugh of the University of Sheffield, who is the author of Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady and Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist’s Letters. Dr. McHugh will be speaking about the exhibit at TCU on Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. in Room 164 Moudy South. The lecture is open to the public.
The exhibit will be on display during the month of April at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth. Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.