Definition of music theatre in English:

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music theatre


[mass noun]
A combination of music and drama in modern form distinct from traditional opera, typically for a small group of performers.
Example sentences
  • She will be joined by sixteen other performers from across the country who will perform a diverse repertoire of music, speech and drama and music theatre at this prestigious event.
  • As is the case with all music theater, charismatic performers immersed in the material are crucial ingredients, especially for audiences unfamiliar with the language and conventions of ta'ziyeh.
  • His shift from composing incidental music for the theatre to writing groundbreaking music theatre was partly a response to his dissatisfaction with ‘straight’ theatre.

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