jukebox musical


Definition of jukebox musical 

: a musical that features popular songs from the past

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This show has all the jukebox musical cliches — the supportive radio DJ, the kids dying for a new sound — but these were not theatrical cliches in 1989. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "11 recommended shows to see right now," 12 July 2018 That will be the group on which the 2005 jukebox musical is based: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Michael Rydzynski, latimes.com, "Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to perform with the Pacific Symphony," 11 July 2018 Unlike the standard jukebox musical, this is a mashup of the band’s 1980s songs and a 17th-century epic by Sir Philip Sidney called Arcadia. Toby Zinman, Philly.com, "Broadway Beat: Here's a summer freebie in NYC for Philly theater buffs to check out," 10 July 2018 The jukebox musical based on the Jimmy Buffett songbook will close July 1, after 29 previews and 124 regular performances. Scott Heller, New York Times, "‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Is Closing on Broadway," 30 May 2018 The Marvelous Wonderettes Hit jukebox musical about a girl group features classic hits from the 1950s and 60s. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "The week ahead in SoCal theatre: 'Parade,' 'The Squirrels,' 'The Crucible' and more," 9 June 2018 But the show itself, written by Larry McKenna and first staged in 2011, is the laziest kind of jukebox musical. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Meadow Brook's 'Burt & Me' has great songs but a stale story," 7 June 2018 After a two-week wait, Parrotheads will finally get to watch Broadway’s latest jukebox musical maestro open the summer concert season. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte | April 27-May 3 | Charlotte Observer," 25 Apr. 2018 Des McAnuff’s Tony Award-winning production about the Four Seasons is the rare jukebox musical that not only worked but triumphed. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, June 5," 4 June 2018

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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