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Beauty and the Beast (musical)

Beauty and the Beast is a musical. It is based on a fairy tale by Madame Leprince de Beaumont, and the 1991 Disney animated movie, Beauty and the Beast. The book was written by Linda Woolverton. The lyrics were written by Howard Ashman and Tim Ri ...

                                               

Black comedy

Black comedy is getting humor from something serious. It is known for its use of very sensitive subjects, such as war, tragedy, disease, death and suffering of the innocent. Black comedy is also a form of satire that uses irony and mocking. It ma ...

                                               

Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi Theatre is a world-famous theatre and opera company in Moscow, Russia, which gives performances of ballet and opera. It is in the centre of Moscow, near the Kremlin.

                                               

Cabaret (musical)

Cabaret is a musical. The book was written by Joe Masteroff. The lyrics were written by Fred Ebb. The music was written by John Kander. The musical was based on the 1939 novel, Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood, and the 1951 play, I Am a ...

                                               

Camelot (musical)

Camelot is a musical. Alan Jay Lerner wrote the book and lyrics. Frederick Loewe wrote the music. The musical is based on T. H. Whites novel, The Once and Future King. It tells the story of King Arthur and his knights in Camelot. The original 196 ...

                                               

Carousel (musical)

Carousel is a musical. It is based on Ferenc Molnars 1909 play, Liliom, as adapted by Benjamin Glazer. Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the musicals book and lyrics. Richard Rodgers wrote the music. Carousel received the first New York Drama Critics Ci ...

                                               

Cats (musical)

Cats is a musical. It is based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats, a book of poems by T.S. Eliot. Trevor Nunn wrote the lyrics for the song, "Memory", which is based on some of T.S Eliots poems. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music. Cats premie ...

                                               

Chicago (musical)

Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. It is set in Chicago in the jazz age. The satire play is about corruption in the criminal justice system in Chicago. The original Broadwa ...

                                               

Cinderella (ballet)

Cinderella, Op. 87 is a ballet. The scenario by Nikolai Volkov was based on the 1697 fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. The music was composed by Sergei Prokofiev between 1940 and 1944. The premiere of Cinderella was conducted by Yuri Fay ...

                                               

Cinderella (musical)

Cinderella is a musical. It is based on the fairy tale, "Cendrillon, ou La petite pantoufle de vere" by Charles Perrault. Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the musicals book and lyrics. Richard Rodgers wrote the music. Musical highlights include "In My ...

                                               

Coco the Clown

Coco the Clown is a clown character who is very famous in Britain and later became famous in America. Coco was not a whiteface clown but an auguste.This type of clown is supposed to be a bit stupid, so he gets teased by another clown who is suppo ...

                                               

Comedie-Française

The Comedie-Française or Theatre-Français is one of the few state theatres in France. It is the only state theatre to have its own company of actors. The companys primary venue is the Salle Richelieu. The theatre is part of the Palais-Royal compl ...

                                               

Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti is an opera buffa with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and an Italina libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Così premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 26 January 1790. Legend says the opera was based on a ...

                                               

Daisy Duck

Daisy Duck is a cartoon character created in 1940 at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Daisy is the girlfriend of Donald Duck. She is characterized by her big ribbon on her head. Her best friend is Minnie Mouse. Minnie Mouse is Mickey Mouses girlfri ...

                                               

Donald Duck

Donald Fauntleroy Duck is a cartoon character created by Walt Disney. He is a white duck with an yellowish-orange bill and legs. He usually wears a sailor cap, a blue sailor shirt and a black or red bow tie. He first appeared on-screen in "The Wi ...

                                               

Eurovision Song Contest 2015

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th edition of the contest and took place in Vienna, Austria, after Conchita Wurst won for Austria in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014. A total of 40 countries participated in that year, while Australia partic ...

                                               

Fame (musical)

Fame – The Musical is a musical. Jose Fernandez wrote the book. Jacques Levy wrote the lyrics. Steve Margoshes wrote the music. The musical is based on Fame, a 1980 movie. The musical premiered in 1980 in Miami, Florida. It opened on the West End ...

                                               

Der Freischutz

Der Freischutz is an opera in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber with a libretto by Friedrich Kind. It premiered on 18 June 1821 at the Schauspielhaus Berlin. The title is usually translated as The Marksman, or The Freeshooter. The opera is the f ...

                                               

Grease (musical)

Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. It takes its name from the 1950s United States working-class culture known as the greasers. It is set in 1959 in a made-up school called Rydell High in Chicago and is about the romance betw ...

                                               

Hamilton (musical)

Hamilton is a musical with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. The musical is about the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through musi ...

                                               

Juliet (Shakespeare)

Juliet Capulet is a character in Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. She is barely a young adult when she meets and falls in love with a family enemy, Romeo Montague. The two marry secretly. When Juliets parents arrange a marriage with Count Paris for ...

                                               

The King and I

The King and I is a two-act musical. It is based on the novel, Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the musicals book and lyrics. Richard Rodgers wrote the music. The musical received the 1952 Tony Award for Be ...

                                               

Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate is a musical. The libretto was written by Samuel and Bella Spewack. The lyrics and music were written by Cole Porter. It is based on Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew. It opened on Broadway in 1948. It starred Alfred Drake and Pa ...

                                               

The Lion King (musical)

The Lion King is a musical. It is based on a 1994 Disney animated movie of the same name. Tim Rice wrote the lyrics. Elton John wrote the music. Julie Taymor directed. The musical uses giant puppets. The musical opened on Broadway at the New Amst ...

                                               

Melodrama

A melodrama is a dramatic or literary work where the plot is sensational. It appeals strongly to the emotions. It has crude characterization. Characters are simply-drawn, and stereotyped. Melodrama is a portmanteau word, formed by combining the w ...

                                               

Merrie Melodies

Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures between 1931 and 1969. The sister series to Warners Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies were originally one-shot musical cartoon shorts before gradually f ...

                                               

Minstrel show

The minstrel show was an American form of entertainment. It was developed in the 19th century. Each show was of comic skits, dancing and music performances that showed people of African descent. The shows were played by mostly white people in mak ...

                                               

Les Miserables (musical)

Les Miserables is a musical. It is based on the 1862 novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. The book of the musical was written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil. The lyrics were written by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. The music ...

                                               

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted is a 2014 American-German-Spainish-Irish-British musical comedy caper film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth movie featuring the Muppets. It was directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stolle ...

                                               

The Muppets

The Muppets are puppet characters created by Jim Henson. The characters include Kermit the Frog and the Muppet cast of Sesame Street. Jim Henson started work with the Muppets in the 1950s and continued until his death in 1990. The Muppets are kno ...

                                               

Musical theater

Musical theater is a kind of performance in a theater. A work of musical theater is called a musical. It uses acting, music, songs, and often dance. Some musicals have only a few lines of dialogue. Everything else is sung. It is usually a mixture ...

                                               

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady is a musical. It is based on George Bernard Shaws play, Pygmalion, and on the movie adaptation of the play starring Wendy Hiller and Leslie Howard. The book and lyrics for the musical were written by Alan Jay Lerner. The music was wr ...

                                               

Oklahoma! (musical)

Oklahoma! is a musical. The music was composed by Richard Rodgers. The lyrics were written by Oscar Hammerstein. It world-premiered on Broadway on 31 March 1943. The musical was based on Green Grow the Lilacs, a 1931 play by Lynn Riggs.

                                               

Oliver!

Oliver! had its world premiere on 30 June 1960 at the New Theatre in the West End. It ran for 2621 performances. The musical was directed by Peter Coe, and choreographed by Malcolm Clare. It starred Ron Moody as Fagin, Georgia Brown as Nancy, Mar ...

                                               

Opera-comique

Opera comique is a French opera tradition. Many French operas from the early 18th century to the early 20th century are operas comiques. In this French tradition there is spoken dialogue as well as songs and dances. It developed from the popular ...

                                               

Orange Caramel

Orange Caramel is the first unit group formed from the South Korean pop group After School. This unit was formed with the 3 members: Nana, Raina and Lizzy.

                                               

Otello

Otello is an Italian opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto is by Arrigo Boito, based on William Shakespeares play Othello. It was first performed at La Scala in Milan on February 5, 1887. The work is widely regarded as one of the gre ...

                                               

Pas de Quatre

Pas de Quatre is a romantic ballet with music by Cesare Pugni and choreography by Jules Perrot. It premiered at Her Majestys Theatre in London on 12 July 1845. The critics raved. The ballet was created for the four great ballerinas of the age: Ma ...

                                               

Patience (operetta)

Patience; or, Bunthornes Bride is a two-act operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. It was first performed at the Opera Comique in London, on 23 April 1881. On 10 October 1881, it moved to the Savoy Opera, a new theatre built especially for the Gilbert ...

                                               

The Phantom of the Opera (musical)

The Phantom of the Opera is a 1986 musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe wrote the book. Charles Hart and Stilgoe wrote the lyrics. Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music. The musical is based on the 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera b ...

                                               

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a two-act operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. It is the fifth of their fourteen operettas. The London premiere was 3 April 1880 at the Opera Comique. It ran for almost a year, closing on 2 April 188 ...

                                               

Prince Escalus

Prince Escalus is a character in William Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet. He is the Prince of Verona. He holds authority over the Montague and Capulet families who are feuding. He first punishes Capulet and Montague for the quarrel between Tyb ...

                                               

Princess Ida

Princess Ida; or, Castle Adamant is a three-act operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. It is the eighth of their fourteen operettas. It premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London, England on 5 January 1884. It had 246 performances, a short run compared ...

                                               

Rigoletto

Rigoletto is an Italian opera in three acts. Giuseppe Verdi wrote the music. Francesco Maria Piave wrote the libretto. Piave based his libretto on Victor Hugos play. Rigoletto was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on March 11, 185 ...

                                               

Romantic ballet

The Romantic ballet is a genre of ballet that evolved in the early 19th century as a reaction against the classicism that dominated 18th century art and literature. Balletomanes of the early nineteenth century were bored with stories about ancien ...

                                               

Romeo (Shakespeare)

Romeo is the son of Lord and Lady Montague in William Shakespeares play Romeo and Juliet. He is one of the two protagonists of the story. Romeo falls in love with Juliet Capulet, and secretly marries her. Juliet fakes her death to rid herself of ...

                                               

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet is an internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. It is the largest of the three major ballet companies in Great Britain. The Royal Ballet was founded from what was ...

                                               

Ruddigore

Ruddigore; or, The Witchs Curse is a two-act operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. It was premiered by the DOyly Carte Opera Company on 22 January 1887 at the Savoy Theatre in London, England. It ran for 288 performances over 8 months. It is the tent ...

                                               

Scrooge McDuck

Scrooge McDuck or Uncle Scrooge is a fictional character first appearing in the comic book Christmas on Bear Mountain. The character was created by Carl Barks and has appeared in many comic books, television shows, movies, and video games. Since ...

                                               

Sixpence None the Richer

Sixpence None the Richer is an American Christian rock/pop band. They formed in New Braunfels, Texas in 1992. The band eventually settled in Nashville, Tennessee. They are best known for their songs "Kiss Me" and "Breathe Your Name" and their cov ...