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
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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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Shows

Beginner's Quiz for The Buddy Holly Story

Get ready to rock and roll with our bop-tastic quiz on The Buddy Holly Story!

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Mamma Mia! An Advanced Quiz

Will this quiz be your Waterloo or are you an ABBA-solutely amazing fan?

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Anything Goes! Or does it?

How much do you know about this musical comedy at sea?

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Beginner's Quiz for Oklahoma!

Get to know this Rogers and Hammerstein classic!