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Theater and Dance

A guide to print and online resources available through the DeWitt Wallace Library for drama, theater, dance, and the performing arts in general.

Browsing Tips

Thumbnail: Book iconIn the mood for an adventure in the stacks? The serendipity of browsing can lead to some great finds!

  • For theatre, try PN2000-3307. 
  • For dance, try GV1580-1799.

Keep in mind that books are often interdisciplinary and may be shelved elsewhere. Just because you don't find it doesn't mean we don't have it!

If you're new to using call numbers, check out this corny but quick video tutorial or ask someone at the front desk to point you in the right direction!

New Books in Theater and Dance

Featured Journals

Popular Databases

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Your best bets if you’ll be analyzing a particular theme, production, era, or person for a paper or project.

Facts & Data

Thumbnail: Data IconMine the Theatre Communications Group website for statistics & reports about not-for-profit theatre in the U.S. 


National News, Production Buzz, & Ticket Information

Thumbnail: United States IconThese links are your best bets for up-to-date info on national productions.


Theatre at Mac

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What's going on in the Twin Cities?

A handful of links to help kick-start your research process. For more info on local productions, reviews, & news, see the Researching a Production tab. For local resources and organizations, see the Career Resources tab.

Finding Library Resources Near You

Taking classes remotely this year? Here is a tutorial on how to find resources at a library near you!

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Saint Paul Public Library

St. Paul Public Library has more than 42,000 ebooks and 300 audiobooks that you can check out online, including an extensive fiction collection. 

You can sign up at Once you've registered, you can borrow and download ebooks and audiobooks to view on an e-reader, computer, or mobile device. 

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