drama with sung and spoken dialogue; often includes dancing
drama which is sung
light opera, usually comic and satirical, with spoken dialogue. In 19th century, three important national styles: Parisian, Viennese and British
a genre featuring performers in black face (whether black or white themselves) who presented a variety of visual and musical entertainments. Often satirizing the lifestyle of african americans.
in its earliest form, a genre devoted to satirizing well-known works;later, a strip show.
A mixed-bill presentation in which a set cast of performers present the various entertainments; sometimes the skits are organized around a specific scene such as satirical reexamination of the previous years events.
a revue with elaborate costuming
a type of stage entertainment consisting of many short connected presentations (turns), by a large array of performers, depicting a wide variety of skills, many related to music
a lavish production emphasizing elaborate stage sets and mechanical marvels.
a piece featuring a single performer
a piece featuring a pair of performers
a piece featuring three performers
a group of two or more performers ; also a term for the kind of piece they perform
a group of singers; the repetitive refrain of a verse-chorus form
the person who writes the music
the person who writes the poetry ( or in musical theater the spoken dialogue)
the person who organizes the financing and staffing of a theatrical production, often retaining the power to make some of the creative decisions as well