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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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During that initial year, lyricists and composers pair up with different collaborators for song assignments, from writing a song for Blanche Du Bois to musicalizing the climactic suicide in Death of a Salesman.
Fortunately, Shaiman said, the original Dahl text is ''so full of wild, great, extravagant and emotional ideas, that musicalizing the book was actually a walk in the park.
Sister Act," musicalizing the smash 1992 pic, won audience cheers but critical brickbats in 2006 at the Pasadena Playhouse, and then in 2009 in the West End, where Jerry Zaks first encountered it.
But anyone interested in musicalizing the life of England's first Jewish prime minister might want to check out the Nextbook Press biography by Tablet Magazine books critic Adam Kirsch.
18) is one of the mises en abyme of the experiments undertaken in Goldberg: Variations with musicalizing a verbal text.
The big challenge to music educators today seems to me to be not how to produce more skilled professional musicians but how to provide that kind of social context for informal as well as formal musical interaction that leads to real development and to the musicalizing of the society as a whole.
When it came to musicalizing the latter character's story, however, Pasek and Path found that embellishing the wacky world actually created more problems.
They were already interested in the idea of musicalizing Bennett's small-town comedy "Private Function" about a henpecked podiatrist, a social-climbing wife, the wedding party and an illegal runaway pig when they were contacted by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman.
Dancing candelabras and teapots were one thing, but musicalizing Simba, Mufasa, Scar and all the denizens of the Savannah was quite another.
And the series was so loyal to the books, the more I watched, the more excited I got about musicalizing the stories.
In musicalizing the oft-told legend of a 16th-century French soldier who returns home claiming to be another man, the authors say they wanted to tell an intimate love story that wouldn't be upstaged by the set design.
One of the advantages of musicalizing a minor movie like "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" or even "Hairspray" is that you can more or less take whatever liberties you want.