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Minimusical refers to works of musical theatre where elements of a musical, especially songs and dialogue, are incorporated into a short work for performance.[1] Minimusicals are generally designed to be performed by children or teens in a classroom, camp or concert setting.[2][3] They often last only about ten minutes in duration, but some are longer.[4]

Minimusical productions are often used to introduce children to musical theatre performance, especially those youngsters who have no previous background or training in group drama, singing or dancing, live on stage.[5][6] Some minimusicals are adaptations or use existing songs or melodies, while some are original.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Theatre Latte Da takes foray into mini-musical form". Star Tribune. March 30, 2002. Retrieved 15 January 2010.  (registration required)
  2. ^ MacDonald, Marion (2009-12-25). "Young children get together to perform Christmas concert". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Elementary School Students Present Free Mini-Musical". St. Petersburg Times. May 15, 1980. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mini Musicals",, Cenarth Fox, 2001, accessed 22 January 2010.
  5. ^ Mad Cap Beginning Performance Ensemble
  6. ^ SHELLBERG, TIM (December 20, 2009). "Thespians in training". Retrieved 15 January 2010.