Skip to main content

Attention must be paid, cried the balladeer: The concept musical defined

Buy Article:

$18.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The concept musical, a fourth category of American musical theatre (following comedy, revue and the integrated musical), has been accepted as a legitimate category but never fully defined. This study examines the attributes of structure, theme, character and song that distinguish the concept musical category from the musical comedy, revue and integrated musical, and provides a concise definition. The analysis of representative concept musicals demonstrates the validity of the definition when applied to two shows, Company and A Chorus Line, and other concept musicals (beyond the 1970s) are identified.

Keywords: A Chorus Line; Assassins; Avenue Q; Cats; Company; concept musical; musical theatre

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/smt.4.3.331_1

Affiliations: Pacific University.

Publication date: December 1, 2010

More about this publication?
  • Studies in Musical Theatre is a refereed journal which considers areas of live performance that use vocal and instrumental music in conjunction with theatrical performance as a principal part of their expressive language.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
intellect/smt/2010/00000004/00000003/art00009
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
UA-1313315-26
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more