From [email protected] Tue Feb 18 00:39:12 1992
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From: [email protected] (Elizabeth Lear)
Organization: The World
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 90 14:25:00 GMT
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After much deliberation in the Musicals mailing list, I would like to
begin the formal discussion for the formation of
This unmoderated newsgroup would be for the discussion of all aspects
of stage work, including: acting, directing, watching, reviewing,
reviving, costuming, technical aspects, staging, production, adapting,
recording, and kvetching.

A mailing list primarily devoted to musical theatre has existed for
approximately two years, but the volume of the mailing list has grown
to the point where it would be much better served as a newsgroup.
Some subscribers have been forced to leave the list due to
email-overwhelming volume, but have stated that they would gladly
participate in a newsgroup where they could choose which discussion
threads to follow.

There was internal debate regarding the creation of rec.arts.musicals
or, but it was felt that the group would benefit
>From the broader base of theatre.  

Discussion on the Musicals list also concluded that the international
spelling 'theatre' was preferred over the primarily American 'theater'
for this proposal.

The mailing list will continue to serve those who cannot read News or
who prefer to receive musicals-only articles in a
digested/non-digested format.

Follow-ups should be directed only to news.groups, with a discussion
period of 14 to 30 days, as needed.

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