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An index of various types of musical numbers found in... musicals. If you're wondering just what's up with all the singing anyway, see Musical World Hypotheses.


  • The Musical: A play, film, TV series, or other work which prominently features a lot of singing and dancing.
  • Animated Musical: A cartoon movie or TV show filled with musical numbers, as popularized by Disney.
  • Jukebox Musical: A musical with a soundtrack consisting mostly of preexisting songs.
  • Musical Episode: A non-musical show has an episode filled with singing and dancing.
  • Opera: A dramatic play that's nearly entirely comprised of singing, with little or no dialogue that is plainly spoken.
  • Rock Opera: A rock Concept Album that tells a story entirely from the main character's point of view.

Songs and singing