CONNECTION TO THE ARCHIVES
The first musical produced by the Stratford Festival was in 1960. Since then, countless musicals have been included and make up an important part of the artistic programming. These images offer a glimpse into some of the musicals produced in our more recent history.
Members of the company in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, 2015. Directed by Susan H. Schulman. Set design by Douglas Paraschuk. Costume design by Dana Osborne. Lighting design by Kevin Fraser. Photography by David Hou.
Members of the company in A Chorus Line, 2016. Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael
Bennett. Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Edward Kleban. Co-Choreographed
by Bob Avian. Directed by Donna Feore. Design by Michael Gianfrancesco. Lighting design by Paul Miller. Photography by
Jennifer Rider-Shaw as Peggy Sawyer with members of the company in 42nd Street, 2012. Music by Harry Warren.
Lyrics by Al Dubin. Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. Directed by Gary
Griffin. Design by Debra Hanson. Lighting design by Michael Walton. Photography by David Hou.
The Stratford Festival's Archives maintains, conserves and protects recent and historical records about the Festival and makes those materials available to people around the world. Our multi-media archival holdings date from 1952 and extend through to contemporary materials. We house correspondence, production records, Board minutes, photography, design artwork, scores, audio-visual records, costumes, props and set decoration, press releases and other promotional materials: these document the processes that bring a production to the stage and reflect all aspects of mounting a play from the administrative to the creative and beyond.
In addition to visiting the Archives in person, you can explore our online catalogue.