Of or pertaining to music; having the qualities of music; or the power of producing music; devoted to music; melodious; harmonious; as, musical proportion; a musical voice; musical instruments; a musical sentence; musical persons.
A drama in which music and song are prominent features; a musical drama or musical play; as, Oklahoma! was a breakthrough in the form and popularity of the musical.
Play or film interspersed with song and dance.
A generic name for a play with a large number of songs, particularly when there is also dancing and/or a chorus.
a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
talented in or devoted to music; "comes from a very musical family"
containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark"
a drama with singing, music, and spoken dialogue
a play that has standard dialogue scenes in alternation with singing and dancing scenes
a softly engaging evening of intertwining stories, which leaves the audience in a feel-good mood, as three women overcome loneliness, disappointment and prejudice to start new lives in this vast country
Any type of a theatrical play where music is dominant and may or may not contain spoken dialogue. Common types of musicals are: operas, operettas, and Broadway musicals
Genre of twentieth century musical theater, especially popular in the United States and Great Britain; characterized by spoken dialogue, dramatic plot interspersed with songs, ensemble numbers and dancing.
Production whose dramatic story structure includes unrealistic episodes of musical performance and/or dancing.
A staged story similar to opera, though most of the dialogue is spoken.
According to Britannica.com: "also called Musical Comedy, theatrical production that is characteristically sentimental and amusing in nature, with a simple but distinctive plot, and offering music, dancing, and dialogue." Obviously, this description was not written by someone who knows much beyond Rodgers and Hammerstein! For me, a musical is a production in which song, dialogue, and often dance combine to tell a story in such a manner that the show would be very different without one of these elements. For example, Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk would lose an essential ingredient if the dancing was stripped out of it. And the songs in Cabaret are sardonic reflections of the action and metaphorical statements about the characters.
A play in which songs and music are an integral part of the dramatic structure.
Having an interest in or talent for music and/or dance.