Musical backing tracks
Tracks from the stage & screen…. discover the songs from Oliver, Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton….many more……..
- Musical theatre is a form of performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance.
- The story and emotional content of a musical – humour, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
- Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements.
- Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.
Popular Composers of Musicals are
- Cole Porter
- George Gershwin
- Gilbert and Sullivan
- Irving Berlin
- Stephen Sondheim
- Rogers and Hammerstein
- Leonard Bernstein
- Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Tim Rice