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A light play or movie with songs, dialogue, and dancing, connected by a plot.
- ‘Like so many actors in the film, he was much more serious about acting than a camp musical comedy appearance would suggest.’
- ‘She has played the lead in theatrical work spanning Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, musical comedies, farce and Absurd theatre to contemporary drama.’
- ‘Do you remember an old musical comedy song that said, ‘Anything you can do I can do better’?’
- ‘The following year, he was asked by a friend to appear in a musical comedy revue called Beyond the Fringe, with Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, and Dudley Moore.’
- ‘Can I dare to hope he will return next year in a more light-hearted vein, and kill us once again with his pronounced panache and with something more akin to a musical comedy?’
- ‘The plot's quite a serviceable one for a musical comedy, but the film doesn't do much to bring it off.’
- ‘She was a glamorous loser, a musical comedy tragedienne, a mixture of frivolity and misfortune.’
- ‘Wouldn't the films have made a better musical comedy?’
- ‘The film still maintains the look, feel, and whimsical illogic that audiences accept from a musical comedy.’
- ‘The show is a musical comedy drama based around the lives of a community of East End Londoners in 1940 during the height of the German bombing campaign.’
- ‘Day was better known as a singer, and had starred in a number of musical comedies and light fare throughout the '40s and early '50s.’
- ‘It's one of the most performed musical comedies in the country in local theaters, colleges, community theaters.’
- ‘But it's the songs - the tunes - that determine the success of a musical comedy.’
- ‘They perform in-house but tour nationally to other theatres, and projects vary from Shakespeare to Byrne, environmental issues to musical comedies.’
- ‘My sister was the first female stage manager for a musical comedy in New York.’
- ‘The musical comedy was a runaway hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival, selling out its entire run at the Assembly Rooms without the benefit of a single star in the cast.’
- ‘Although hailed as one of the greatest stars of the Thirties films, and a musical comedy star of the first rank, when one comes to look at her career at the top it was very short.’
- ‘Legitimate theatre struggled to compete against cinema and radio, the entrepreneurs seeking to cater to a specialised well-to-do audience by staging musical comedies and operettas.’
- ‘The film is just an innocent little romp of a musical comedy and has no pretensions of importance.’
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