Future of the Form of Musical Theater

The current development of the musical theater experiences what many critics call the golden age. The popularity of the modern musical theater is the result of the combination of multiple factors, including the use of popular themes, the adaptation of musicals from other arts, including cinema and music, and the attempt to make musicals interesting to the younger customer group. The future musical theater can attract younger customers at the age of 15 to 30 by bringing them music and themes that are interesting and attractive to them. However, the question that begs is whether the musical theater will survive such a success in the future or probably the musical theater will face a steep decline that will follow its golden age the musical theater experiences at the moment.

The current success of the musical theater is not bound to the specific time or culture but it is rather bound to the ability of directors and musicians to stage musicals that are interesting for the target customer group. Young audience at the age of 15-30 needs the musical theater that bears more features of pop culture to make musicals more comprehensible and closer to this audience. However, the musical theater should preserve its uniqueness and not to become another pop music performance. The involvement of younger artists and directors can make musicals closer to the younger audience and make the musical theater more attractive. The involvement of popular stories from other forms of art and the integration of musical theater into the framework of the popular culture will bring the theater success in the future as it has already brought success today.

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