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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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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
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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