12 terms

Chp 17

STUDY
PLAY

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What other name describes the spoken lines (dialogue) in a musical?
book
A play w/o music is sometimes called
straight play
a big musical number that results in a torrent of applause is called
showstopper
who writes the book portion of a musical?
librettist
which type of opera is sometimes called light opera?
operetta
musicals that have less spoken dialogue than music, such as Les Mis and Evita are also known as
Operatic Musicals
What form of early American "entertainment" included comic scenes, dance interludes, and sentimental ballads, all based on white stereotypes of black life in the South?
Minstrel shows
Musicals that have particularly well-developed storylines, characters and spoken dialogue are called
book musicals
a ___ is a program of satirical sketches, singing, and dancing on a particular theme.
Revue
Who wrote such famous musicals as Sweeny Todd and Sunday in the Park with George?
Stephen Sondheim
The first operas originated in what country?
Italy
When a song is sung a second time in a musical it is called a
reprise