musical comedy


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web April 15-May 14, U.S. Bank Main Stage at the Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave., ‘Audition From Hell’ — Broadway Rose Theatre Company More than a musical comedy, Broadway Rose Theatre’s new production is a labor of love — and a mission of necessity. oregonlive, 20 Mar. 2023 That’s the kernel of this cornpone musical comedy, anyway. Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2023 In a cultural marketplace in which anyone with a phone can upload a funny video, Mr. Yankovic is still the undeniable king of musical comedy, packing stadiums with Hawaiian-shirted fans of the man who made weirdness cool. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2022 Monroe was really paid roughly $15,000 for the musical comedy, while Russell – who had been working for longer and was more well known – made about $150,000. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2022 Minus stars and featuring a new Broadway composing team and an original book, this old-pro production is a throwback to the joys of lightweight musical comedy: where fresh talent is discovered, songs are catchy, jokes are plentiful and characters are appealing, fun and sweetly simple. Frank Rizzo, Variety, 5 Apr. 2023 The Rep brings back Fred Alley and James Kaplan's quintessential Wisconsin musical comedy of ice fishing, Packer loving and male bonding. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2023 The sketch musical comedy, an audience favorite at Theatre Three, started in 2000 as a long engagement before becoming an annual production built around Valentine’s Day. Dallas News, 9 Feb. 2023 On Thursday, the streaming platform announced that the musical comedy, which stars Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps, would join its lineup of shows. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of musical comedy was in 1765

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“Musical comedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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