Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the terms Play and Musical.

On Play vs. Musical’s official page, we’ve defined a Play as “telling a story with spoken dialogue” and a Musical as “telling a story with songs”.

But now we want to know what Plays and Musicals mean to you. You can use the comments section to

— suggest additional definitions

— tell us your favorite Play vs. Musical stories (Which do you prefer? Why?)

— link to other sites or videos that seem Play vs. Musical-appropriate

If you’d like to make a Play vs. Musical video of your own, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!


Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor