Leningrad State Theatre of Musical Comedy appeared in the summer of 1929 by the merger of the two troupes - Leningrad and Kharkov. His birthday is September 17, 1929, when the play "The Serf" N.Strelnikova opened the new season.
Having a basic repertoire of classical works, the theater consistently paved the way of creation of Russian operetta, and in this sense it can be called a laboratory of this genre, and Dunaevskogo - her father. He introduced the first mass in the operetta song, which helped to reform the genre, take him away from the conventions of vaudeville and intimate melodrama.
In his repertoire theater still focuses on classical and modern operetta and musical.