Dapper is just a pre-requisite to start to dance and sing.
Ever since the advent of sound with The Jazz Singer (1927), the musical has been a popular genre that continually reinvents itself. Using song and dance instead of dialogue to convey a character’s emotions, musicals typically scale back on plot in favor of lavish musical numbers, striking choreography and stunning costumes.
Take this Top Hat and Shove it.
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and daughter Liza Minelli were all turned into stars based on the popularity of their musicals. Whether set against the backdrop of historical events, contemporary times or even showbiz itself, musicals have always been rousing, escapist entertainment.