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Musical theatre is a form of theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements of the works. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals. Although music has been a part of dramatic presentations since ancient times, modern Western musical theatre emerged during the 19th century, culminating with the works of Gilbert and Sullivan in Britain and those of Harrigan and Hart in America. These were followed by the numerous Edwardian musical comedies and the musical theatre works of American creators like George M.

  • also known as Music theatre

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"Musical theatre" is a book by John Kenrick.

  • also known as "Musical theatre: a history"

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Google previewOvercoming Performance Anxiety for Musical Theatre Performers (2015)

by Erin Roberts-Hall

Musical theatre is a challenging art form, and performers are often hard workers with a drive for perfectionism that breeds a fear of failure, which becomes the seed for performance anxiety to flourish.

Google previewSinging and the Actor (2014)

by Gillyanne Kayes

Musical Theatre is a relatively recent art form, not even a hundred years old. Its pedagogy is still in its teens. The stylistic and vocal needs of the theatre singer are evolving differently from those of the classical singer, and there is a need for an ...

Google previewMusical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment (2013)

by Dr Millie Taylor

Whether the particular type of musical is comic, dramatic, jukebox or conceptual, musical theatre is a form in which a large part of the emotional material and some of the narrative information is communicated in song. When singing the pitch, ...

Google previewScene Design and Stage Lighting (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Musical theatre: Musical theatre is a form of theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content ofthepiece humor, pathos, love,anger are communicated throughthewords, music, movement ...

Google previewMeditation for Musical Theater Performers (2015)

by Erin Roberts-Hall

Musical theatre is a challenging career path shrouded in mystery to those who are just getting started, and can be both extremely rewarding and equally frustrating, depending on the tools available to you and the choices you make. Created by ...

Google previewSensational Scenes and Songs (2014)

by Erin Roberts-Hall

Musical theatre is a demanding career path shrouded in mystery to those who are just getting started, and can be both extremely rewarding and equally frustrating, depending on the tools available to you and the choices you make. Created by ...

Google previewHarold Prince and the American Musical Theatre (2005)

by Foster Hirsch

Musical theatre is an art form; it is not a product, and we must be mindful that there is a history of art forms disappearing. Opera and operetta, remember, have become museum pieces. Our musical theatre is endangered, and attention must be ...

Google previewThe Art of Theatrical Design (2014)

Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice by Kaoime Malloy

Musical theatre is a dramatic genre that combines music and songs with spoken dialogue and dance. In these plays ...

Google previewThe Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology - Volume 5 (2008)

Soprano Edition by Hal Leonard Corp.

Musical theatre is a respectable body of literature that deserves the same consideration as novels, poetry, plays, symphonies, operas, or any composed and deliberately conceived work. And, by the way, beyond being a wealth of literature ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical (2015)

by William A. Everett, Paul R. Laird

Musical Theatre: A History. New York: Continuum, 2008. Kirle, Bruce. Unfinished Show Business: Broadway Musicals as Works-inProcess. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, ...

Google previewThe World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2005)

Volume 5: Asia/Pacific by Katherine Brisbane, Ravi Chaturvedi, Ramendu Majumdar, Chua Soo Pong, Minoru Tanokura

Musical theatre is performed annually in the capital by the Selangor Philharmonic Symphony. Foreign touring companies stage musical performances in Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam and Penang. Certain playwrights, like Noordin Hassan, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Theatre (1998)

Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis, Christine Shantz

MUSICAL THEATRE Fr.: theatre musical; Ger.: Musiktheater; Sp.: teatro musical. This contemporary form of theatre (to be distinguished from opera, operetta and musical comedy) endeavors to bring together text, music and visual staging ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre (2016)

by Patrice Pavis

Only musical theatre enjoys a technology that allows it to tap into all repertoires and all genres. This undoubtedly explains the worldwide success of the musical and of music theatre for audiences worldwide: the musical township or crossover ...

Google previewA Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans (1993)

An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans by Bernard L. Peterson Jr.

The American Musical Theatre: A Consideration. CBS Legacy Collection Book; distributed by Macmillan, New York, 1957. Ewen, David. All the Years of American Popular Music. Englewood Cliffs, NJ : PrenticeHall, ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture (2006)

by David A. Gerstner

Something for the Boys: Musical Theatre and Gay Culture, New York: St Martin's Press. Wolf, Stacy (2002) A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the ...

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When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic. (Nia Vardalos)
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