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 A Christmas Carol

Aced the beginner's quiz? Take our advanced quiz now on this Alan Menken favorite!

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Advanced Quiz for The Music Man

Think you know this musical? Take our advanced quiz to find out!

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An Advanced Phantom of the Opera Quiz

Think you know the Phantom? Give this advanced quiz a try!

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A Beginner's Quiz for Spring Awakening

Test your knowledge of the hit musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik!