The StageAgent Guide to Musical Theatre

What is musical theatre?

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

The ultimate guide to musicals and musical theatre including study guides for shows, popular composers, famous songs and quizzes.

Guides for Theatre

The StageAgent Guide to Musical Theatre

What is musical theatre?

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

The ultimate guide to musicals and musical theatre including study guides for shows, popular composers, famous songs and quizzes.

Guides for Theatre
Mezzo-Soprano Audition Songs

What is musical theatre?

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

Most Popular Musicals

Popular Musical Theatre Composers

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Stephen Sondheim

Composer, Lyricist

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Composer

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Alan Menken

Composer

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George Gershwin

Composer

Musical Theatre Songs

Quizzes from Musicals

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Advanced quiz for Fame

Test your knowledge and see how well you know Fame the Musical!

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An Advanced Pippin Quiz

Can you complete this advanced Pippin quiz in no time at all?

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Beginner's Quiz for Rent

Let's start with the basics! If you know the show Rent, these questions should be easy.

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Beginner's Quiz for Dreamgirls

It isn't easy to navigate fame and success in this classic show about the music biz