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Collection TitleCL 117 Mark Twain Musical Drama CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button, Rache Dworkin
Date Completed:March 2009
Date Updated:January 2014
Provenance:

 

Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Musicals; Summer theater
Historical:Mark Twain Musical Drama-The Mark Twain Musical Drama opened at the Domes in Elmira, NY in June of 1987 and became a staple of local summer theater.  The play was based off of the life and works of Mark Twain.  It was written by Jane Iredale with music and lyrics by Bill Perry and was produced by the Mark Twain Arts Council.  Actor William Perley played the lead character, Mark Twain, for nearly every year of the play's run.  In 1994, the name was changed to Mark Twain - The Musical! in an effort to boost falling attendance.  The effort met with minimal success, and, after a poor showing at the 1995 season, the play ended its run in Elmira. 
Scope:

The Mark Twain Musical Drama Collection includes programs, promotional brochures, tickets, press clippings and invitations to events. 

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1986-1995
AbstractThis collection contains materials related to Mark Twain Musical Drama.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Mark Twain Musical Drama press clipping binder, 1986-1988. Binder010001
Mark Twain Musical Drama press clipping binder, 1989-1991. Binder010002
Program - Mark Twain Musical Drama: 1987 (3), 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 & 1993.Program010101
Souvenir Programs - Mark Twain The Musical!, 1994 & 1995.Program010102
Invitation to the Mark Twain Musical Drama at the Domes Premiere Gala, June 18, 1987, with RSVP card. Invitation010201
Invitation to the Mark Twain Musical Drama at the Domes Gala, June 23, 1988, with RSVP card. Invitation010202
Invitation to the Mark Twain Musical Drama at the Domes Gala, July 4, 1989, with RSVP card. Invitation010203
Invitation to the preview of the Chemung County Historical Society exhibit Mark Twain & Huck Finn: Joy-Flags and Milestones, June 30, 1989. Invitation010204
Invitation to the Mark Twain Dinner Cruise, fundraiser for the Mark Twain Musical Drama, May 26, 1993, with RSVP card. Invitation010205
Invitation to the Mark Twain Musical Drama Gala, July 6, 1993, with RSVP card. Invitation010206
(2) Tickets Mark Twain Drama at the Domes gala opening, June 18, 1987. Tickets010301
(8) Tickets to performances of the Mark Twain Musical Drama at the Domes, 1987 season. Tickets010302
Brochure - Mark Twain & Huck Finn: Joy-Flags & Milestones exhibit at the Arnot Art Museum, May 10-September 28, 1986. Brochure010401
Brochure - Mark Twain Drama at the Domes, 1987. Brochure010402
Brochure - We're Going to See Mark Twain, An Epic Outdoor Drama Indoors!, 1987. Brochure010403
Brochure - America's Tribute to Mark Twain: Mark Twain Musical Drama at the Domes in Elmira, N.Y., 1988. Brochure010404
Brochure - Exciting Third Season of 'Mark Twain Musical Drama," 1989. Brochure010405
Brochure - America's Tribute to Mark Twain: Mark Twain Musical Drama at the Domes in Elmira, N.Y., 1991.Brochure010406
Brochure - Mark Twain Musical Drama: America's Tribute to Mark Twain, 1992. Brochure010407
Script - Mark Twain Musical Drama, written by Jane Iredale, music by William Perry, 4th draft, May 10, 1987. Script010501
(22) Photographs of the Mark Twain Musical Drama and the Domes, 1988-1995. Photographs010601
Autographed handbill from the Mark Twain Musical Drama 2nd season opening night, June 23, 1988. Handbill010701
Attendance statistics for the Mark Twain Musical Drama, 1989-1990. Document010702
Manuscript - The Mark Twain Musical Drama: 1991 and Beyond. Manuscript010703
Speech given at the Elmira Country Club when Carl Hayden retired as President of the Mark Twain Musical Drama, April 29, 1992. Document010704
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