State your opinion and back up with proof. Does art have to be either art or entertainment? Can it serve both? Is one better than the other? Does being a commercial commodity change the value of the art form? Lessen it? Build it?
PS: No sources required.
Watch a scene from Show Boat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrlbLT0_gnA
Watch a montage of scenes from West Side Story:
Watch the musical number Age of Aquarius from Hair:
Watch the finale from A Chorus Line:
Watch the musical number La Vie Boheme from Rent:
Watch a montage from Bring it On: The Musical:
Watch a video on the power of Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
Watch a news story on Godspell’s use of social media: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/rockcenter/46796941