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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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.
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