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.


(ˈmjuːzɪkəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Music, other) to adapt (a novel, play, etc) to a musical form
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Composer/lyricists Mann and Weil are taking their first steps into musical theater since an aborted attempt to musicalize "A Face in the Crowd" in the 1960s.
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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.
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.
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