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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!


alto: A low singing voice for women.

baritone: A low singing voice for men.

cast: The people who perform in a play or musical. 

collaboration: When people come together to create something. 

composer: The person who creates music.

choreographer: The person who creates the dance moves and teaches them to the performers.

chorus: A group of people who perform songs.

ensemble: Can refer to the entire cast or a group of performers in the background of scenes.

finale ultimo: The closing song in a musical.

folk song: A song passed down from generations within an area. 

legislature: A body of elected individuals who vote bills into law. 

love triangle: A romantic predicament that involves three people. 

lyricist: The person who writes the words for songs.

overture: The piece of music, traditionally instrumental, that opens the musical.

peddler: A traveling salesman

playbill: A printed list of the cast and characters given to the audience at a show.

plot: The events that happen within a play or musical.

production: The performance of a play or musical when viewed by an audience.

rehearse: Performance practice before a show opens to the public. 

reprise: A shortened version of a song repeated later in a play or musical. 

run: The amount of time the musical is performed.

score: The written form of a song.

script: The printed text of a play or musical.

soprano: A high singing voice for women.

surrey: A four-wheeled wagon attached to a horse.

tabled: To delay a decision or discussion.

tenor: A high singing voice for men.