From http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/STYLE-577 - we have a few requests for new event types so I’ll be opening those for discussion This is something that I can tell would get lots of use, given who (other than me) has asked for it, so it seems like a good start.
- Stage performance at the same level as Concert
- Stage performance as the parent of Concert
- Live performance as the parent of Concert
- None - use Concert
- None - set no type
“Concert” doesn’t really fit very well for live performances of musicals, opera and ballet, at least (in fact, a “concert” performance of an opera involves no staging, costumes, etc, so it’s a confusing name). We could add separate events for each type (but that sounds like overkill) or pick something that fits all of them. @ListMyCDs.com suggested “Stage performance” - but neither of us are native speakers, so we are definitely open to better options if anyone has them
Covering (non-musical) theatre plays as well would be ideal, since those are performed with incidental music sometimes that we might want to store, but possibly less important.
Anyway, as usual - does anyone have good reasons not to add a type for this? And if people generally agree with adding it, any suggestions on names?