What makes a great musical?
People also ask, what makes a musical Theatre show successful?
For a successful show, there must be good music and book, with the main cast and ensemble being excellent in what they do, and that is to sing and act, and if the part requires it, to dance. A single actor won't very often make a musical (successful) but a musical can make (the career of) an actor.
One may also ask, what makes musical Theatre unique? Musical theatre is different to dramatic theatre in that it combines songs, spoken dialogue, and dance to tell a story. A musical is also different to a play with music, in that it gives as much importance to the songs and music as other elements of the production.
In this regard, what are the 3 main components of a musical?
The three main components of a book musical are its music, lyrics and book.
What are the key features of musical Theatre?
Musicals set out to entertain through a combination of:
- catchy music in a popular style.
- solo songs, duets, choruses and ensembles.
- orchestra or band accompaniment.
- spoken dialogue.
- dance sequences, stage spectacles and magnificent costumes.