Musical Theatre

Musical Thatre

A mini-essay describing the beauty of musical theatre. Some of the vocabularies used here will be related to sound, performances, and stage play. Please enjoy!

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English translation:

Among the variety of performance arts, I like musical theatre the most, because it can combine all kinds of performance arts, mixed with the story plot, into a wonderful and charming play.

A musical theatre is a combination of singing, dancing, and acting. From the beginning to the end, you will see a lot of dances, hear a lot of songs, and feel a full load of passion. The actors of the musical also always use songs to reflect the character’s feelings. When you watch a musical, you only need to use your hearing to listen to the actor’s singing and enjoy the music that accompanies them along the way, then you will immediately feel the inner heart of the character already.

Such performances need very high skill requirements. You have to be able to sing, to dance, and also to be responsible for playing your own dialogue. I have experienced the feeling of running a musical in college; it was really tiring (but really worth it). If you think this will not be tiring, I don’t know what is called “tired” anymore.

However, some people do not appreciate this performance very much. They feel that it is a bit puzzling to use dance and songs to act out the story plot. However, for me, this uniqueness is the most interesting part of the musical.

Special notes:

  • 各種各樣 – gè zhǒng gè yàng – [idiom] various
  • 自始至終 – zì shǐ zhì zhōng – [idiom] from start to finish
  • 聆聽 – líng tīng – to listen (respectfully)
  • 伴奏 – bàn zòu – to accompany (musically)
  • 莫名其妙 – mò míng qí miào – [idiom] weird, boring, unable to make a head or tail of it

Photo by Greg Rakozy 

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