WorldCat Identities

White, Onna

Overview
Works: 44 works in 98 publications in 4 languages and 3,730 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works  Musicals  Animated films  Historical films  Librettos  Romance films 
Roles: Choreographer, Composer, Performer, Dancer, Interviewee, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Onna White
The music man by Robert Preston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
1776 by Sherman Edwards( Visual )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film adaptation of the Broadway musical which follows Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others as they urge the American colonies toward independence
Mame by Jerry Herman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928, a 10-year-old boy goes to live with his eccentric, sophisticated aunt--a lady who throws a party for any occasion or nonoccasion that comes to mind
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver is an orphan who escapes the cheerless life of the workhouse and takes to the streets of 19th Century London to seek his fortune. Taken in by a band of street urchins, Oliver's new friends include the lovable villain Fagan, his fiendish henchman Bill Sikes, and the loyal apprentice The Artful Dodger who all teach him to "Pick a pocket or two."
Pete's dragon by Walt Disney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 9-year old boy and his pet dragon (invisible to all but him) run away from his foster parents
The music man by Meredith Willson( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, Kermit Bloomgarden with Herbert Greene, in association with Frank Productions, Inc. presents "The Music Man," starring Forrest Tucker, book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, with Cliff Hall, Marilyn Savage, Lucie Lancaster, The Frisco Four, Jane Lillig, Hal Norman, Art Wallace, Earl George, Howie Robinson, Patrick Cummings, Jean Lyons, Joan Lombardo, Capri Hermany, Kay Cole, Bart Larson, choreography Onna White, setting & lighting Howard Bay, costumes by Raoul Pene Du Bois, orchestrations by Don Walker, dance arrangements by Laurence Rosenthal, musical direction by Michel Perriere, vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene, entire production by Morton Da Costa
1776 by Sherman Edwards( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, Stuart Ostrow presents "1776," a new musical, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, book by Peter Stone, based on a conception of Sherman Edwards, scenery and lighting by Jo Mielziner, costumes by Patricia Zipprodt, musical direction by Peter Howard, orchestrations by Eddie Sauter, associate to Miss White, Martin Allen, hairstyles by Ernest Adler, musical numbers staged by Onna White, directed by Peter Hunt, starring William Daniels, Paul Hecht, Clifford David, Roy Poole, with David Ford, Ken Howard, Virginia Vestoff, Ronald Holgate, Betty Buckley, Bruce MacKay, Jonathan Moore, Ralston Hill, Robert Gaus, Emory Bass, William Duell, also starring Howard da Silva
Mame by Jerome Lawrence( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadway Theatre, Fryer, Carr, and Harris present Ann Miller as "Mame," book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the novel "Auntie Mame," by Patrick Dennis, and the play by Lawrence and Lee, with Anne Francine, Helen Gallagher, Willard Waterman, David Manning, David Chaney and Robert R. Kaye, Margaret Hall, William Gibberson, Sab Shimono, Tom Batten, Johanna Douglas, Tally Brown, Diane Coupe, Susan Walther, Laurie Franks, Ross Miles, Casper Roos, Paris Themmen, settings designed by William and Jean Eckart, costumes designed by Robert Mackintosh, lighting by Tharon Musser, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin, orchestrations by Philip J. Lang, dance music arranged by Roger Adams, production musical director Shepard Coleman, dances and musical numbers staged by Onna White, directed by Gene Saks
Half a sixpence by David Heneker( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadhurst Theatre, Allen-Hodgdon, Stevens Productions and Harold Fielding present Tommy Steele, in the musical based on H.G. Wells' Kipps "Half a Sixpence," book by Beverley Cross, music & lyrics by David Heneker, directed by Gene Saks, dances and musical numbers staged by Onna White, with Robert Urquhart, Polly James, Jean Cameron, Gwyda Donhowe, Grover Dale, Norman Allen, Remak Ramsay, Carl Esser, Mercer McLeod, Eleonore Treiber, Reby Howells, Michele Hardy, scenery and costumes by Loudon Sainthill, musical direction by Stanley Lebowsky, lighting designed by Jules Fisher, costume supervision by Jane Greenwood, opening ballet music composed by Robert Prince, vocal arrangements by Buster Davis, orchestrations by Jim Tyler, dance arrangements & orchestrations by Robert Prince, assistant choreographer Tom Panko, associate producer Jane C. Nusbaum
Bye bye Birdie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about the complications that ensue when a rock star is drafted
Mame : original Broadway cast recording by Jerry Herman( Recording )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Program notes included
Musical comedies. Illya darling [Programs]( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter et Elliot( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadway magazine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deborah Pryor's play The love talker is examined, with performance footage and interviews with director Steven Ramay and performer Laura San Giacomo
[Interview with Onna White : raw footage]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Raw interview footage used for the documentary Broadway, the American musical. Dancer and choreographer for film and stage Onna White discusses the American musical. Topics include her choreography for the show The music man, including the numbers Seventy-six trombones and Marian the librarian, in which she worked with Robert Preston; listening and responding to a score to create her choreography; her dancing in Guys and dolls for choreographer Michael Kidd, who insisted she wear high heels for one number; her auditioning of dancers, and the impact of having had ballet training on a dancer's adaptability to Broadway material; composer Meredith Willson's response to her idea for the library number; working with Morton Da Costa, who directed both the stage and film version of The music man; Kidd's influence and talent as a choreographer, and his mentorship; working with performer Merv Griffin in the Broadway show Finian's rainbow, and with Dick Van Dyke, whom she choreographed in the film version of Bye, bye Birdie; the skill, training and attitude of Broadway dancers; the importance of the score to the choreographer; asking Angela Lansbury to turn her back to the audience for an into to a number in Mame; her childhood in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and early career as a dancer and then principal with the San Francisco Ballet; being called in to work on the choreography for the musical 1776, and how her early studies in American history contributed to her success
Columbia pictures presents The Romulus production of Lionel Bart's Oliver! an original soundtrack recording( Recording )

1 edition published in 1968 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der große Walzer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I had a ball : original cast by Stan Freeman( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Half a sixpence; a musical play in 2 acts by David Heneker( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

National Theatre, Louis A. Lotito, managing director, Allen-Hodgdon, Stevens Productions and Harold Fielding, Harry Rigby present Dick Kallman, in the musical based on H.G. Wells' Kipps "Half a Sixpence," book by Beverly Cross, music and lyrics by David Heneker, directed by Gene Saks, dances and musical numbers staged by Onna White, with William Le Massena, Ann Shoemaker, Louse Shaffer, Tucker Smith, Roy Sone, Ron Schwinn, John D. Erving, Mercer McLeod, Cecilia Kazmier, Pamela Simpson, Lindybeth Wiles, Kathy Doherty, Sharon Herr, Mary Ludu and Anne Wakefield, scenery and costumes by Loudon Sainthill, lighting designed by Jules Fisher, musical direction by Carmen Coppola, costume supervision by Jane Greenwood, opening ballet music composed by Robert Prince, vocal arrangements by Buster Davis, orchestrations by Jim Tyler, dance arrangements and orchestrations by Robert Prince, assistant choreographer Tom Panko, associate producer Jane C. Nusbaum
Musical comedies. Music man [Programs]( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Onna White Canadees choreografe (1922-2005)

Onna White coreografa e ballerina canadese

Onna White Dancer and choreographer

Onna White kanadische Choreographin

オナ・ホワイト

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