Musical Theatre

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MISSION: To promote the creation, performance, and appreciation of musical theatre.

DEFINITION: Musical theatre is a form of entertainment where a story or theme is expressed through a combination of acting, song, and dance.


Musical theatre has its origins from operetta and vaudeville, and shares some characteristics from both these genres.
Musical revue is light entertainment comprising a patchwork of sketches and songs often based on a theme, but without a strong story line.
A play with music usually has more spoken dialogue than song and dance.
Jukebox musicals are a compilation of individual songs already made famous by a songwriter or band, strung together by a (usually weak) story.
Rock Opera is a through-sung musical using pop music.
Pantomime is theatrical entertainment for the family, usually a farce or burlesque, where songs and dance feature prominently.

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