musical comedy

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And leave it to Moonlight to put up a production that brings boisterous life to this big-cast, bigger-spirited musical comedy. James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Matilda’ and its ‘revolting children’ make for an entertainingly barbed musical comedy at Moonlight," 19 July 2019 Spamalot features a cast of local talent in this irreverent musical comedy. SFChronicle.com, "Monty Python’s SPAMALOT," 17 July 2019 The Mikado Pacific Opera Project reprises its Harajuku-style update of Gilbert & Sullivan’s satirical musical comedy set in Japan. Los Angeles Times, "Classical music in L.A., Aug. 11-18: Bramwell Tovey & the LA Phil, Pacific Opera Project’s ‘Mikado’ and more," 9 Aug. 2019 Actor/writer/mischief maker John Leguizamo is back at Berkeley Rep with a musical comedy about the Aztecs. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "7 killer SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, June 7-9," 6 June 2019 This musical comedy performed by students in grades 3-10 is filled with pirates, zombie ships and mermaids. San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, July 25," 25 July 2019 Criss has been working closely with his friends from Starkid Productions to bring the musical comedy series to life. Tomás Mier, PEOPLE.com, "Darren Criss Talks 'Unexpected' Dave Matthews Cover with Steve Aoki and New Show Royalties," 15 July 2019 The Sleeping Beauty: Center Stage Performing Arts presents a musical comedy adaption of the classic fairytale. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Milpitas calendar of events for the week of July 5," 30 June 2019 The comedian first gained an audience by releasing musical comedy videos on YouTube, writing original songs that touched on topics like white supremacy and religion. Madeleine Fernando, Billboard, "Comedian Bo Burnham to Write Songs for Upcoming 'Sesame Street' Movie," 11 June 2019

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1765, in the meaning defined above

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