a 10 hour video series

If you want to experience American musical theatre history through the eyes and ears of Broadway's greatest legends then this five-tape video series is a viewing must. It spans the years 1866 through 1988 and includes interview with such Broadway artists as George Abbott, Hal Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Jule Styne, Bock and Harnick, Comden and Green, Lloyd Webber, Cameron MacIntosh, Julie Andrews, Alfred Drake, John Raitt, Barbara cook, Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Patti LuPone, and many, many others.

Broadway musical leading man Ron Husmann is the author, narrator and co-producer of the series. He takes us on a fascinating trip from the early vaudevillle, minstrel shows and operettas of the late 19th century, through the development if the true American musical art form that began during World War I, to the concept musicals and visual extravaganzas that culminated in such recent productions as "Phantom of the Opera", "Les Miserables" and "Into the Woods".

Volume I covers 1866 through 1927. Volume II spans 1928 through 1949, Volume II goes from the late 40's through the late 50's. Volume IV takes us from the early to the mid 60's and Volume V moves from the late 60's to 1988.

The set is primarily available to schools, colleges, libraries, theatres, community centers and non-profit organizations. If you are an individual who would like to see the series, write to us for a detailed 14-page description, which you can then show to your local library, university or other public institution in hopes they will see the value of ordering it for their constituency.


5 video series: $269 (includes US postage/handling)

Any one video: $52.99 plus $3.50 US postage/handling

More than one video - add $5 US postage

Postal Fees - other countries:

(All rates apply to on order, consisting of from one tape to the entire set)

Canada - $45.50 express service, $41.25 expidite service

Europe - $73.25 Express service, $66.00 expidite service

Mexico - $53.00 Express service, $51.00 expidite service

Central & South America - $113 Express (no expidite service)

Note: some countries will add taxes and duties in addition to shipping costs

For Africa, Asia, Australia and other areas, please e-mail us your request and we will send you the rates

(NTSC format - compatible with U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico, and Cuba - other formats need conversion process. If you do not have a way of converting your videotapes, e-mail us for cost of providing this service)

(For a 14-page detailed description of the entire series you may download the information from this site (see below) or e-mail us with your fax number or postal address.)

(To view the table of contents on-line, or download and print it, click here.)

Send check or money order, made payable to "MTLU" and mail to MTLU, P.O. Box 460482, San Francisco, CA 94146-0482.

If you have questions or concerns, please email us or call 415/552-5047.

Please allow 3 weeks for delivery or for priority mail rates, email us with your address.