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Popular type of musical theatre in the first part of the 20th century

Operetta

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The situation of the musical, or the book

Libretto

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The words that go with the music

Lyrics

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Performers who can sing, dance, and act

Triple threat

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The amount of money required to raise for the production

Capitalization

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Required to shape the production and it's design and concept

Director

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Dance director
Guides every physical and visual moment of a musical

Choreographer

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Hollywood's form of self-censorship

Hays Code

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Allowed for an ever-shifting variety of songs, dances, skits, and production numbers

Revue

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What are the three components of a Broadway musical

Music
Book
Lyrics

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What are the five "behind the scenes" positions

Director
Musical director
Choreographer
Producer
Stage manager

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What is the basic structure of a musical

Overture
Act I
Intermission
Act II
Curtain call
Exit music

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How long is an intermission

10-20 minutes

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What is the difference between a musical and an opera

Musicals focus on spoken dialogue, dance is much more important, generally amplifies the singer, uses popular styles, and almost always is the same language as the audience

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What are some of the types of music used throughout the years in musicals

Minstrel songs and the cakewalk
Irish ballads and patriotic jingles
Ragtime
Blues
Jazz
Torch songs
Totemic anthems
Rock opera

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What was the main difference between musicals of the 30's and musicals of the 40's

30's -- a story/narrative became more frequently the spine of the musical
40's -- the songs followed the plot and the characters, rather than the other way around

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Explain the fiction of a producer

Raise money for the production
Advertise
Hiring the behind-the-scenes positions
Oversee the production

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Currently, about how much does it cost to stage a musical

At least $10 million

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Name 3 famous lyricists that helped get the Broadway musical started

Cole Porter
Ira Gershwin
Irving Berlin

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What event brought about a temporary halt to the operetta in 1914

World War I

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What could we always count on with an operetta

"Operetta lite" always promised a happy ending

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In the 1930's, what place was known as the film capital

Hollywood, California

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In the 1930's, what place was known as the theatre capital

New York City, New York

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In 1927, of the top 10 songs played on the radio, what type of music made up half of the list

Broadway music

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What made Revues more convenient than full length shows

You could easily miss the first act and it wouldn't make a difference
They were easily assembled
There was always room for an additional investor

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How long did the Revue continue to be successful

Through the Great Depression

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What station started the first national broadcast of a variety show on the radio

National Broadcast Company (NBC)

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