musical comedy

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musical comedy:

see musicalsmusicals,
earlier known as musical comedies, 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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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