Staged works have multiple creative elements including text, music, production design, and choreography. Dramatic works performed in public must be licensed, no matter how much you are using.
Some dramatic licensing agencies offer complete production licenses that include the text, music, and choreography rights in a single license. One example type is productions with iconic choreography that is not easily separated from the total work, such as Jerome Robbins' West Side Story.
There are three primary ways to license choreography:
To use someone else's music in a staged production, you will need to license it. There are different licenses for live music and sound recording use.