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Musical shows and musicals date back to the ancient Greeks: their comedies and tragedies already incorporated music and dance. During the Italian Renaissance there was the so-called ‘commedia dell’arte’ featuring loud-mouthed clowns. The 1700s saw the advent of ballad operas and comic operas: ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ is a famous example. A century later the British and American music halls came into existence featuring songs and comic acts. The birth of the present musical coincided with the improvement of London transportation and street lighting towards the end of the 19th century. Whereas before the somewhat bawdy shows attracted a slightly seedy crowd, now a more respectable audience began to flock to the music hall shows which as a result became more cheerful, romantic and funnier. A distinctive characteristic of the musical is its original music written especially for the show and suiting the characters. Rodgers and Hammerstein were legendary composers and ‘Oklahoma!’ (1943), ‘The Sound of Music’ (1959) and ‘The King and I’ (1951) are famous examples of their work. Once properly started, the flow of top-class musicals and sales of musical tickets seemed unstoppable: ‘West Side Story’ (1957), ‘Hair’ (1968), ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ (1986), ‘Miss Saigon’ (1989) are but a few classic examples. Musicals come in various guises: there are rock musicals (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’), for example, as well as ‘jukebox musicals’ (‘The Buddy Holly Story’). Whatever your preference, here we have an abundance of quality musical tickets available: buy the best tickets for musical shows at Worldticketshop.com - Your Ticket to Fun!