Where Did Musicals Originate?


Music refers to an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner. Music is said to originate in the sounds made by the half-human progenitors of man during the season of courtship. It is also found in the theory of Theophrastus, in which the origin of music is attributed to the whole range of human emotion.
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Musicals originated from England. This was early in the 9th century, and this was realised through a combination of short operas with songs and dances. A typical musical has a composer who works on the music and songs and a choreographer who specialises in dance sequences.
Musicals are dramatised songs with dances. Their stories are dramatic, fast paced and the songs are catchy. Musicals originated from Greek in the 5 century BC and was introduced in England, France and Germany in the 17th century. It is a combination of comic stories of operetta also known as short operas and the songs and dances of the music hall.
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