musical comedy

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earlier known as musical comedy, plays that incorporate music, song, and dance. These elements move with the plot, heightening and commenting on the action.
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Musical Comedy


a term applied to operetta and sometimes to other types of comic musical dramatic productions, such as comic opera and Singspiel. Some of the operetta theaters in the USSR are called musical comedy theaters.

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The musical comedy runs at the Earlsdon venue until Saturday.
Finally, the almost humorous confusion with the Johnsons, Rosamund and Billy, seems inadvertently to have produced the only extant photograph of Billy Johnson, a seminal figure in early Negro musical comedy.
The Bentley Trophy for the competitor with the highest mark in the boys vocal solo classes: Owen Edwards; Greta Book Trophy for the competitor with the highest mark in the girls vocal solo classes: Rowan Pierce; Dennis Rainbow Trophy for the competitor with the highest mark in light opera or musical comedy classes: Laura Braithwaite and Hayley Griffiths.
A special performance of the musical comedy Dames at Sea produced by Queens Theatre in the Park and Helen Hayes Theatre Company will immediately follow.
Along the way, comic papers, musical comedy, and the early response to the gramophone are considered in a book that seeks to identify class and gender biases in British leisure and practice in the 19th century.
Yankee Doodle Dandy Academy Award[R] winner James Cagney puts on his dancing shoes again for this merry musical comedy packed with spirited starpower and lively tunes by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn.
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Stars from the US musical comedy about high school singers will belt out a series of numbers on a Sunday night results show later in the series.
He acknowledges that musical comedy generally has a "terrible reputation" which he attributes to lazy musical comedy, "the old changing the words of the popular songs trick.
MUSICAL comedy and the serious world of business are two areas you may think would not naturally go together.
MUSICAL theatre companies collecting awards at the annual Weekend of the National Operatic & Dramatic Association's West Midland Region included Leamington Spa Opera Group (The Mikado), Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company (Buddy), Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company (Back to the 80s), Worcester Operatic & Dramatic Society (Titanic), Walsall Operatic Society (West Side Story) and Kidderminster Operatic & Dramatic Society and Bournville Musical Theatre Company, which both achieved recognition for their productions of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Sandel's 22-minute musical comedy takes a humorous look at the problems between Israel and Palestine.