Poster collection from Dominic McHugh

April 3 - 29, 2015

Special reception on April 8, 5 - 7pm, with a talk by Dr. Dominic McHugh,Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Sheffield

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN – Original Posters of Beloved Musicals from Broadway and Hollywood

In conjunction with Theatre TCU’s production of Guys and Dolls at the W.E. Scott Theatre (April 8-12), the Department of Film-Television and Digital Media in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and the Department of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts present this unique exhibit, making its inaugural U.S. appearance at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in April.

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 exhibits come from the collection of Dr. Dominic McHugh of the University of Sheffield in the UK, who is the author of Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady and Alan Jay Lerner: A Lyricist's Letters, both of which are published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. McHugh will be speaking about the exhibit at TCU on Tuesday April 7 at 11:00am in Moudy South, room 164. The lecture is open to the public.