Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – 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. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.
On the form available in the classroom, take note and list the names of the musicals, etc. that the following composers wrote.
Andre Previn Cole Porter Irving Berlin Lerner & Lowe Rogers & Hammerstein Andrew Lloyd Webber Conrad Salinger Jerome Kern Lional Bart Burt Bacharach George Gershwin Jerry Bock Marvin Hamlisch Schoenberg & Boublil Gilbert & Sullivan Leonard Bernstein Merideth Wilson