musical comedy

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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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