tr.v. mu·si·cal·ized, mu·si·cal·iz·ing, mu·si·cal·iz·es
To adapt for performance with singing and musical accompaniment; set to music: to musicalize a play by Shakespeare.

mu′si·cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈmjuːzɪkəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Music, other) to adapt (a novel, play, etc) to a musical form
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He often picked challenging, offbeat subjects to musicalize, such as a murderous, knife-wielding barber who baked his victims in pies or the 19th-century opening of Japan to the West.
One powerful pull was Fred Alley, a co-founder of Northern Sky (originally American Folklore Theatre) with whom Valcq first wrote a musical about immigrants, The Passage, then set out to musicalize the hit indie film The Spitfire Grill.
Gantimpala Theater Foundation and Grand Leisure Corporation's production of 'Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag,' which ended its run recently at Kia Theater, Quezon City, was a valiant, earnest attempt to musicalize a classic work of Philippine cinema and literature.
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Mallarmes real achievement, however, was not just to musicalize language but also, and more importantly, to incorporate the white space of the printed page into the formal structure of the poem, leading one to imagine a "cenographic" poem whose surface would resemble the "white paintings" of artists like Kazimir Malevich and Robert Rauschenberg.
Carrie was very weird material to choose to musicalize, until we thought about it and it didn't seem weird to us at the time, at all.
PACIFIC OVERTURES SWEENEY TODD (1979) (1976) This decidedly odd venture This gruesome tale of a that explores a century of vengeance-mad London Japan's cultural barber and his interfacing with the cannibalistically Western world was further inclined pie-shop proof of Sondheim's paramour was one of ability to musicalize Sondheim's biggest anything.
I think it might work even better than the movie because when you musicalize someone's internal thoughts it opens doors to a lot more emotion.
But you have to wonder which of the numerous plots and subplots in this sprawling narrative, set in turbulent 1917 Russia, creatives Michael Weller (book), Michael Korie & Amy Powers (lyrics) and Lucy Simon (music) would choose to musicalize and dramatize.
She has seen students go from being on suicide watch to being leaders in their Changing Voices program, which employs youth who have recently left detention centers to musicalize their experiences.
In this philosophical tendency, Josipovici's work differs markedly from another attempt to musicalize fiction on the basis of the same work by Bach: the novel Les Variations Goldberg (1981) by the Canadian author Nancy Huston.