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14th Dec '13 1:42:42 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Most pieces of musical theatre contain what is called book--that is, spoken dialogue scenes in between each of the songs. However, some decide to go all the way and ditch spoken word completely (or almost completely) for sung word. Hence, this trope, SungThrough. More conversational and utilitarian exchanges are commonly made with use of recitative, in which the delivery of the singing is meant to mimic regular speech.

It is worth noting that most of these shows do have brief bits of spoken dialogue. In ''Music/{{Evita}}'', for instance, Che has two short monologues between and within songs. However, in order to qualify there should not be any kind of scenes told through dialogue. Hence, ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' does not qualify because even though it is very predominantly sung, there are multiple scenes of spoken dialogue.
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!!Examples:

* Pretty much a requirement of any {{opera}}.
* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'', which is basically a collection of poems set to music with little plot to worry about.
* Some versions of ''Theatre/{{Chess}}''
* ''Music/{{Evita}}''
* ''Falsettos''
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''
* ''JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat''
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables''
* ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'', sequel to ''The Phantom of the Opera''.
* ''Theatre/MissSaigon''
* ''A New Brain''
* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (the Lloyd Webber musical).
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''
* ''Theatre/StarlightExpress''
* ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', although not its English adaptation.
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Most pieces of musical theatre contain what is called book--that is, spoken dialogue scenes in between each of the songs. However, some decide to go all the way and ditch spoken word completely (or almost completely) for sung word. Hence, this trope, SungThrough. More conversational and utilitarian exchanges are commonly made with use of recitative, in which the delivery of the singing is meant to mimic regular speech.

It is worth noting that most of these shows do have brief bits of spoken dialogue. In ''Music/{{Evita}}'', for instance, Che has two short monologues between and within songs. However, in order to qualify there should not be any kind of scenes told through dialogue. Hence, ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' does not qualify because even though it is very predominantly sung, there are multiple scenes of spoken dialogue.
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!!Examples:

* Pretty much a requirement of any {{opera}}.
* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'', which is basically a collection of poems set to music with little plot to worry about.
* Some versions of ''Theatre/{{Chess}}''
* ''Music/{{Evita}}''
* ''Falsettos''
* ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''
* ''JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat''
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables''
* ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'', sequel to ''The Phantom of the Opera''.
* ''Theatre/MissSaigon''
* ''A New Brain''
* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (the Lloyd Webber musical).
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}''
* ''Theatre/StarlightExpress''
* ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', although not its English adaptation.
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31st Oct '13 3:36:43 AM Telcontar
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It is worth noting that most of these shows do have brief bits of spoken dialogue. In ''{{Evita}}'', for instance, Che has two short monologues between and within songs. However, in order to qualify there should not be any kind of scenes told through dialogue. Hence, ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' does not qualify because even though it is very predominantly sung, there are multiple scenes of spoken dialogue.

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It is worth noting that most of these shows do have brief bits of spoken dialogue. In ''{{Evita}}'', ''Music/{{Evita}}'', for instance, Che has two short monologues between and within songs. However, in order to qualify there should not be any kind of scenes told through dialogue. Hence, ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' does not qualify because even though it is very predominantly sung, there are multiple scenes of spoken dialogue.



* Pretty much a requirement of any {{Opera}}.
* Some versions of ''[[Theatre/{{Chess}} Chess]]''
* ''{{Evita}}''

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* Pretty much a requirement of any {{Opera}}.
{{opera}}.
* ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'', which is basically a collection of poems set to music with little plot to worry about.
* Some versions of ''[[Theatre/{{Chess}} Chess]]''
''Theatre/{{Chess}}''
* ''{{Evita}}''''Music/{{Evita}}''



* ''JesusChristSuperstar''

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* ''JesusChristSuperstar''''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''



* ''MissSaigon''

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* ''MissSaigon''''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'', sequel to ''The Phantom of the Opera''.
* ''Theatre/MissSaigon''



* ''{{Rent}}''
* ''{{Cats}}''

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* ''{{Rent}}''
''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (the Lloyd Webber musical).
* ''{{Cats}}''''Theatre/{{Rent}}''
* ''Theatre/StarlightExpress''
* ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', although not its English adaptation.
21st Feb '12 10:43:44 PM Hylarn
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12th Nov '11 10:18:43 AM movie007
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* ''[[{{Theatre/ptitlenjisnv3p}} Les Misérables]]''

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* ''[[{{Theatre/ptitlenjisnv3p}} Les Misérables]]''''Theatre/LesMiserables''
10th Nov '11 4:05:25 AM johnnye
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* Pretty much a requirement of any {{Opera}}.



* This is something of a requirement for operas.

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* This is something of a requirement for operas.
12th Oct '11 7:15:53 PM PaulA
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It is worth noting that most of these shows do have brief bits of spoken dialogue. In ''{{Evita}}'', for instance, Che has two short monologues between and within songs. However, in order to qualify there should not be any kind of scenes told through dialogue. Hence, ''SweeneyTodd'' does not qualify because even though it is very predominantly sung, there are multiple scenes of spoken dialogue.

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It is worth noting that most of these shows do have brief bits of spoken dialogue. In ''{{Evita}}'', for instance, Che has two short monologues between and within songs. However, in order to qualify there should not be any kind of scenes told through dialogue. Hence, ''SweeneyTodd'' ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' does not qualify because even though it is very predominantly sung, there are multiple scenes of spoken dialogue.
1st Oct '11 1:49:35 PM rocketman0739
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* This is something of a requirement for operas.
12th Dec '10 10:47:01 PM PaulA
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* ''LesMiserables''

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* ''LesMiserables''''[[{{Theatre/ptitlenjisnv3p}} Les Misérables]]''



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1st Sep '10 11:40:22 PM Meshakhad
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* ''{{Cats}}''
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