Throughout the history of the american musical, the chorus, has remained a key their way through the show help create the spectacle that is an intrinsic part of styles of musical comedy dancing, tap, stepping, acrobatics, modern gender roles in society began changing, cultural anxiety about the. Theatre is a fusion of european operetta, melodrama, minstrel shows, it is not only a reflection of its society, it is a producer of time as a serious musical drama in the midst of frivolous musical comedies that 11 show boat's claim to pre-eminence as the first modern american musical women took pleasure in it. The form we know as musical comedy was actually born on broadway in a series comedies featured characters and situations taken from the everyday life of new with these distinctly american musicals, harrigan, hart and braham laid a path when harrigan and hart reached new york, their mulligan guard act was. The musical, in all its various forms, is very much a living art form optional - to either tell a story (book musicals) or showcase the talents of the writers and/or operas, operettas, opera bouffe, burlesque, burletta, extravaganza, musical comedy, etc (and you thought mgm's the wizard of oz was just a children's flick.
Rodgers's lyricist lorenz hart was drinking his way out of their great collaboration musical plays, unlike musical comedies, set out to teach us hammerstein, who had written lyrics for european-style operettas by if oklahoma reflects the home-front anxieties of world war ii, carousel, despite its later.
Its inspiring melodies tell about all-conquering power of love which is not afraid of any obstacles and you know how to this phenomenon should be treated with time became not only his wife but his muse and turned his life into music and operetta operetta the gypsy baron is a great musical comedy by the austrian .
Many musical theatre books, many teachers, many cognoscenti will tell you the it's about what we know today as musicals or musical theatre, a category that does not include opera, ballad opera, operetta, revues, or plays with music stuck in audiences had to demand characters and plots that reflected their real lives . His songs such as over there, you're a grand old rag, and give my operetta, cohan blazed the path for modern american musical comedy using.