The Designs of Tharon Musser

The Designs of Tharon Musser

written by Jeff Davis, fl. 1974, Marilyn Rennagel and Delbert Unruh, fl. 2007 (Syracuse, NY: USITT, 2007), 130 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Tharon Musser was America's most distinguished lighting designer during the 1970s and 1980s. She received three Tony awards for her brilliant work which encompassed 117 Broadway productions including such greats as "Follies," "Dreamgirls," "A Little Night Music," and "A Chorus Line." THE DESIGNS OF THARON MUSSER is profusely illustrated with sixty-nine photographs of her work, as well as over a dozen examples of her hand-drawn light plots, magic sheets, and other paperwork. THE DESIGNS OF THARON MUSSER, published in March 2007, is written by Delbert Unruh, Professor of Theatre and Film at the University of Kansas, along with two of Musser's longtime assistants, Marilyn Rennagel and Jeff Davis. The book also features a complete design chronology (237 productions!), a listing of Musser's awards and honors, and, uniquely, a listing of all twenty-five of her design assistants and the shows they worked on. The foreword is by Richard Pilbrow, who worked with Musser first as a projection designer on "Golden Boy" in 1964, and later as a co-producer on shows like "A Little Night Music."
Field of Interest
Jeff Davis, fl. 1974, Marilyn Rennagel, Delbert Unruh, fl. 2007
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2007 United States Institute for Theatre Technology
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Syracuse, NY
Lighting design, Theatre, Music & Performing Arts, Staging and Design, Tharon Musser, 1925-2009, Theatrical productions, Lighting design, Cenografia e Design, Escenografía y Diseño
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Cenografia e Design, Escenografía y Diseño

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