Musical theatre is a form of entertainment combining music, songs, drama and dance. The emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
Musicals are performed around the world. They may be presented in large venues, such as big budget West End and Broadway theatre productions in London and New York, or in smaller "Off-Broadway" or regional productions, on tour, or by amateur groups in schools, theatres and other performance spaces.
Some famous musicals include Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Hairspray and The Bodyguard.
The classes that are offered by The Weston are drama based, with singing and some movement. A theme or show is chosen each term and is performed for parents during the last lesson.