Famous Musicals

If you're a big fan of musical films and theatre, this article is sure to delight you to the fullest. We've compiled a list of some of the most famous musicals that have pulled in the crowds for years.
Entertainism Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
The Black Crook played in 1866 is believed to be the first musical.

When we're talking musical, we usually refer to either musical theatre or musical films. While the former is an amalgamation of music pieces, songs, dialogs, and dance, with the elements of drama, the latter is a genre of motion pictures that incorporate musical sequences as interwoven parts of the thematic narrative. Musicals have garnered tremendous fan following among cinema as well as theatre goers, and the cynosure of their appeal lies in the way the story and the central idea is conveyed by resting the dominant part of the narrative and much of the histrionics upon musical effects, songs, and artistic choreography.
Musical super hits like Moulin Rouge!, The Sound of Music, Chicago, and My Fair Lady have assumed a cult status among lovers of this genre of entertainment, and, in a way, they give you a feel of the bygone era of theatre and films, when most of the old-world-entertainment churned out by this media used to be in the form of musicals and ballads.
Film Musicals
The Smiling Lieutenant
  • Director: Ernst Lubitsch
  • Producer: Ernst Lubitsch
  • Actors: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins
  • Music: Oscar Straus
  • Lyrics: Clifford Grey
  • Released: 1931
  • Running Time: 89 minutes

Love Me Tonight
  • Director: Rouben Mamoulian
  • Producer: Rouben Mamoulian
  • Actors: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Charles Butterworth, Myrna Loy
  • Music: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Lorenz Hart
  • Released: 1932
  • Running Time: 104 minutes

Duck Soup
  • Director: Leo McCarey
  • Producer: Herman J. Mankiewicz
  • Actors: Groucho Marx, Harpo Mar, Chico Mar, Zeppo Mar, Margaret Dumon
  • Music: Bert Kalmer, Harry Rub
  • Lyrics: Bert Kalmar
  • Released: 1933
  • Running Time: 68 minutes

Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Director: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Producer: Robert Lord, Jack L. Warner
  • Actors: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell
  • Music: Harry Warren
  • Lyrics: Al Dubin
  • Released: 1933
  • Running Time: 96 minutes

42nd Street
  • Director: Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley
  • Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck
  • Actors: Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers
  • Music: Harry Warren
  • Lyrics: Al Dubin
  • Released: 1933
  • Running Time: 89 minutes

A Night at the Opera
  • Director: Sam Wood
  • Producer: Irving Thalberg
  • Actors: Groucho Marx, Harpo Mar, Chico Mar, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones
  • Music: Herbert Stothart
  • Lyrics: Queen
  • Released: 1935
  • Running Time: 93 minutes

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Director: David Hand, William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Actors: Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell, Pinto Colvig, Roy Atwell
  • Music: Frank Churchill, Paul Smith, Leigh Harline
  • Lyrics: Frank Churchill
  • Released: 1938
  • Running Time: 83 minutes

The Wizard of Oz
  • Director: Victor Fleming
  • Producer: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Actors: Judy Garland, Frank Morga, Ray Bolge, Bert Lah, Jack Hale
  • Music: Herbert Stothart, Harold Arle
  • Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg
  • Released: 1939
  • Running Time: 101 minutes

Hellzapoppin'
  • Director: H.C. Potter
  • Producer: Alex Gottlieb
  • Actors: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson
  • Music: Frank Skinner, Ted Cain, Charles Previn
  • Lyrics: Sammy Fain, Charles Tobias
  • Released: 1941
  • Running Time: 84 minutes

Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Director: Michael Curtiz
  • Producer: Hal B. Wallis, Jack Warner
  • Actors: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf
  • Music: George M. Cohan
  • Lyrics: George M. Cohan
  • Released: 1942
  • Running Time: 126 minutes

Good News
  • Director: Charles Walters
  • Producer: Arthur Freed
  • Actors: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall
  • Music: Conrad Salinger
  • Lyrics: Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Released: 1947
  • Running Time: 93 minutes

Annie Get Your Gun
  • Director: George Sidney
  • Producer: Arthur Freed, Roger Edens
  • Actors: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Benay Venuta
  • Music: Irving Berlin
  • Lyrics: Irving Berlin
  • Released: 1950
  • Running Time: 107 minutes

Alice in Wonderland
  • Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Actors: Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton
  • Music: Oliver Wallace
  • Lyrics: Bob Hilliard
  • Released: 1951
  • Running Time: 75 minutes

Singin' in the Rain
  • Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Done
  • Producer: Arthur Freed
  • Actors: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conno, Debbie Reynold, Jean Hage, Millard Mitchel
  • Music: Nacio Herb Brown
  • Lyrics: Arthur Freed
  • Released: 1952
  • Running Time: 103 minutes

Kiss Me Kate
  • Director: George Sidney
  • Producer: Jack Cummings
  • Actors: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller
  • Music: Cole Porter
  • Lyrics: Cole Porter
  • Released: 1953
  • Running Time: 109 minutes

A Star Is Born
  • Director: George Cukor
  • Producer: Sidney Luft
  • Actors: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford
  • Music: Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin
  • Lyrics: Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin
  • Released: 1954
  • Running Time: 176 minutes

Guys and Dolls
  • Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
  • Actors: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Regis Toomey
  • Music: Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics: Frank Loesser
  • Released: 1955
  • Running Time: 150 minutes

The Court Jester
  • Director: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
  • Producer: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
  • Actors: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker
  • Music: Vic Schoen
  • Lyrics: Vic Schoen
  • Released: 1956
  • Running Time: 101 minutes

The King and I
  • Director: Walter Lang
  • Producer: Charles Brackett
  • Actors: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Rex Thompson
  • Music: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Pogo
  • Released: 1956
  • Running Time: 133 minutes

Damn Yankees
  • Director: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
  • Producer: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
  • Actors: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston
  • Music: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  • Lyrics: Jerry Ross
  • Released: 1958
  • Running Time: 111 minutes

West Side Story
  • Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
  • Producer: Robert Wise
  • Actors: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn
  • Music: Leonard Bernstein
  • Lyrics: Leonard Bernstein
  • Released: 1961
  • Running Time: 152 minutes

The Music Man
  • Director: Morton DaCosta
  • Producer: Morton DaCosta
  • Actors: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford
  • Music: Meredith Willson
  • Lyrics: Meredith Willson
  • Released: 1962
  • Running Time: 151 minutes

My Fair Lady
  • Director: George Cukor
  • Producer: Jack Warner
  • Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper
  • Music: Frederick Loewe
  • Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
  • Released: 1964
  • Running Time: 170 minutes

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Director: Jacques Demy
  • Producer: Mag Bodard
  • Actors: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo
  • Music: Michel Legrand
  • Lyrics: Norman Gimbel
  • Released: 1964
  • Running Time: 91 minutes

Mary Poppins
  • Director: Robert Stevenson
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Actors: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns
  • Music: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Released: 1964
  • Running Time: 139 minutes

The Sound of Music
  • Director: Robert Wise
  • Producer: Robert Wise
  • Actors: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
  • Music: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Released: 1965
  • Running Time: 174 minutes

The Jungle Book
  • Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Actors: Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway
  • Music: George Bruns, Terry Gilkyson, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson
  • Released: 1967
  • Running Time: 78 minutes

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Director: Ken Hughes
  • Producer: Albert R. Broccoli
  • Actors: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Heather Ripley, Lionel Jeffries
  • Music: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Released: 1968
  • Running Time: 144 minutes

Funny Girl
  • Director: William Wyler
  • Producer: Ray Stark
  • Actors: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford
  • Music: Jule Styne
  • Lyrics: Bob Merrill
  • Released: 1968
  • Running Time: 155 minutes

Oliver!
  • Director: Carol Reed
  • Producer: John Woolf
  • Actors: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild
  • Music: Lionel Bart, Johnny Green, Eric Rogers, Onna White
  • Lyrics: Lionel Bart
  • Released: 1968
  • Running Time: 153 minutes

Hello, Dolly!
  • Director: Gene Kelly
  • Producer: Ernest Lehman
  • Actors: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, E.J. Peaker
  • Music: Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics: Jerry Herman
  • Released: 1969
  • Running Time: 148 minutes

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Director: Mel Stuart
  • Producer: Stan Margulies, David L. Wolper
  • Actors: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Denise Nickerson
  • Music: Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  • Lyrics: Pure Imagination
  • Released: 1971
  • Running Time: 100 minutes

Man of La Mancha
  • Director: Arthur Hiller
  • Producer: Arthur Hiller, Saul Chaplin, Alberto Grimaldi
  • Actors: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Ian Richardson
  • Music: Mitch Leigh
  • Lyrics: Joe Darion
  • Released: 1972
  • Running Time: 132 minutes

1776
  • Director: Peter H. Hunt
  • Producer: Jack L. Warner
  • Actors: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum
  • Music: Sherman Edwards
  • Lyrics: Sherman Edwards
  • Released: 1972
  • Running Time: 141 minutes

Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Producer: Norman Jewison, Robert Stigwood
  • Actors: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Released: 1973
  • Running Time: 106 minutes

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Director: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Producer: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Actors: Sterling Holloway, John Fiedler, Junius Matthews, Paul Winchell, Howard Morris
  • Music: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Buddy Baker
  • Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Released: 1977
  • Running Time: 74 minutes

Grease
  • Director: Randal Kleiser
  • Producer: Robert Stigwood, Allan Carr
  • Actors: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway
  • Music: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey
  • Lyrics: John Farrar
  • Released: 1978
  • Running Time: 110 minutes

The Wiz
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
  • Producer: Rob Cohen
  • Actors: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor
  • Music: Charlie Smalls, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Anthony Jackson, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones
  • Lyrics: Charlie Smalls
  • Released: 1978
  • Running Time: 134 minutes

The Blues Brothers
  • Director: John Landis
  • Producer: Bernie Brillstein, George Folsey, Jr., David Sosna, Robert K. Weiss
  • Actors: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd
  • Music: Ira Newborn
  • Lyrics: Blues Brothers
  • Released: 1980
  • Running Time: 133 minutes

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Director: Colin Higgins
  • Producer: Colin Higgins
  • Actors: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton
  • Music: Carol Hall, Patrick Williams
  • Lyrics: Carol Hall
  • Released: 1982
  • Running Time: 114 minutes

Beauty and the Beast
  • Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
  • Producer: Don Hahn
  • Actors: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Stiers
  • Music: Alan Menken
  • Lyrics: Howard Ashman
  • Released: 1991
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

Aladdin
  • Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Producer: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Actors: Scott Weinger, Jonathan Freeman, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Frank Welker
  • Music: Alan Menken
  • Lyrics: Howard Ashman
  • Released: 1992
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

The Lion King
  • Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
  • Producer: Don Hahn
  • Actors: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Thomas, Moira Kelly
  • Music: Hans Zimmer
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Released: 1994
  • Running Time: 88 minutes

Evita
  • Director: Alan Parker
  • Producer: Alan Parker, Robert Stigwood, Andrew G. Vajna
  • Actors: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Released: 1996
  • Running Time: 134 minutes

Moulin Rouge!
  • Director: Baz Luhrmann
  • Producer: Fred Baron, Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann
  • Actors: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo
  • Music: Craig Armstrong
  • Lyrics: Craig Armstrong
  • Released: 2001
  • Running Time: 128 minutes

Chicago
  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Producer: Martin Richards
  • Actors: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly
  • Music: Danny Elfman
  • Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
  • Released: 2002
  • Running Time: 113 minutes

The Phantom of the Opera
  • Director: Joel Schumacher
  • Producer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Actors: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Charles Hart
  • Released: 2004
  • Running Time: 143 minutes

The Producers
  • Director: Susan Stroman
  • Producer: Mel Brooks
  • Actors: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell
  • Music: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan
  • Lyrics: Mel Brooks
  • Released: 2005
  • Running Time: 134 minutes

Dreamgirls
  • Director: Bill Condon
  • Producer: Laurence Mark
  • Actors: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose
  • Music: Stephen Trask
  • Lyrics: Siedah Garrett, Anne Preven
  • Released: 2006
  • Running Time: 130 minutes

Hairspray
  • Director: Adam Shankman
  • Producer: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron
  • Actors: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden
  • Music: Marc Shaiman
  • Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman
  • Released: 2007
  • Running Time: 116 minutes

Mamma Mia!
  • Director: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Producer: Judy Cramer, Gary Goetzman
  • Actors: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski
  • Music: ABBA
  • Lyrics: ABBA
  • Released: 2008
  • Running Time: 109 minutes

Tangled
  • Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
  • Producer: Roy Conli, John Lasseter, Glen Keane
  • Actors: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
  • Music: Alan Menken
  • Lyrics: Glenn Slater
  • Released: 2010
  • Running Time: 100 minutes

Les Misérables
  • Director: Tom Hooper
  • Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
  • Actors: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried
  • Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • Lyrics: Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • Released: 2012
  • Running Time: 158 minutes

Jersey Boys
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Producer: Clint Eastwood
  • Actors: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lamenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken
  • Music: Bob Gaudio
  • Lyrics: Bob Crewe
  • Released: 2014
  • Running Time: 134 minutes
Theatre Musicals
Show Boat
  • Music: Jerome Kern
  • Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II, P.G. Wodehouse
  • Opening: 1927

Anything Goes
  • Music: Cole Porter
  • Lyrics: Cole Porter
  • Opening: 1934

Me and My Girl
  • Music: Noel Gay
  • Lyrics: Douglas Furber, L. Arthur Rose
  • Opening: 1927

Pins and Needles
  • Music: Harold Rome
  • Lyrics: Harold Rome
  • Opening: 1937

Hellzapoppin'
  • Music: Sammy Fain, Charles Tobias
  • Lyrics: Sammy Fain, Charles Tobias
  • Opening: 1927

Oklahoma!
  • Music: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Opening: 1943

Annie Get Your Gun
  • Music: Irving Berlin
  • Lyrics: Irving Berlin
  • Opening: 1927

Kiss Me, Kate
  • Music: Cole Porter
  • Lyrics: Cole Porter
  • Opening: 1948

South Pacific
  • Music: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Opening: 1927

Guys and Dolls
  • Music: Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics: Frank Loesser
  • Opening: 1950

The King and I
  • Music: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Opening: 1927

The Pajama Game
  • Music: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  • Lyrics: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  • Opening: 1954

Damn Yankees
  • Music: Richard Adler
  • Lyrics: Jerry Ross
  • Opening: 1927

My Fair Lady
  • Music: Frederick Loewe
  • Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
  • Opening: 1956

The Music Man
  • Music: Meredith Willson
  • Lyrics: Meredith Willson
  • Opening: 1927

West Side Story
  • Music: Leonard Bernstein
  • Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
  • Opening: 1957

The Sound of Music
  • Music: Richard Rodgers
  • Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Opening: 1927

The Fantasticks
  • Music: Harvey Schmidt
  • Lyrics: Tom Jones
  • Opening: 1960

Oliver!
  • Music: Lionel Bart
  • Lyrics: Lionel Bart
  • Opening: 1927

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Music: Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics: Frank Loesser
  • Opening: 1961

Fiddler on the Roof
  • Music: Jerry Bock
  • Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
  • Opening: 1927

Funny Girl
  • Music: Jule Styne
  • Lyrics: Bob Merrill
  • Opening: 1964

Hello, Dolly!
  • Music: Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics: Jerry Herman
  • Opening: 1927

Man of La Mancha
  • Music: Mitch Leigh
  • Lyrics: Joe Darion
  • Opening: 1964

Cabaret
  • Music: John Kander
  • Lyrics: Fred Ebb
  • Opening: 1927

Mame
  • Music: Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics: Jerry Herman
  • Opening: 1966

Hair
  • Music: Galt MacDermot
  • Lyrics: James Rado, Gerome Ragni
  • Opening: 1927

Promises, Promises
  • Music: Burt Bacharach
  • Lyrics: Hal David
  • Opening: 1968

1776
  • Music: Sherman Edwards
  • Lyrics: Sherman Edwards
  • Opening: 1927

Oh! Calcutta!
  • Music: Peter Schickele, Robert Dennis, Stanley Walden
  • Lyrics: Peter Schickele, Robert Dennis, Stanley Walden
  • Opening: 1969

Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Opening: 1927

Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
  • Music: Micki Grant
  • Lyrics: Micki Grant
  • Opening: 1971

Grease
  • Music: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey
  • Lyrics: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey
  • Opening: 1927

Pippin
  • Music: Stephen Schwartz
  • Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
  • Opening: 1972

Shenandoah
  • Music: Gary Geld
  • Lyrics: Peter Udell
  • Opening: 1927

The Magic Show
  • Music: Stephen Schwartz
  • Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
  • Opening: 1974

The Wiz
  • Music: Charlie Smalls, Timothy Graphenreed, Harold Wheeler, Luther Vandross
  • Lyrics: Charlie Smalls, Zachary Walzer, Luther Vandross
  • Opening: 1927

A Chorus Line
  • Music: Marvin Hamlisch
  • Lyrics: Edward Kleban
  • Opening: 1975

Chicago
  • Music: John Kander
  • Lyrics: Fred Ebb
  • Opening: 1927

Annie
  • Music: Charles Strouse
  • Lyrics: Martin Charnin
  • Opening: 1977

Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Music: Fats Waller
  • Lyrics: Various Artists
  • Opening: 1927

Dancin'
  • Music: Various Artists
  • Lyrics: Various Artists
  • Opening: 1978

Evita
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Opening: 1927

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Music: Carol Hall
  • Lyrics: Carol Hall
  • Opening: 1978

They're Playing Our Song
  • Music: Marvin Hamlisch
  • Lyrics: Carole Bayer Sager
  • Opening: 1927

Sugar Babies
  • Music: Jimmy McHugh
  • Lyrics: Dorothy Fields, Al Dubin
  • Opening: 1979

42nd Street
  • Music: Harry Warren
  • Lyrics: Al Dubin
  • Opening: 1927

Cats
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: T.S. Eliot
  • Opening: 1980

Les Misérables
  • Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • Lyrics: Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel, Herbert Kretzmer
  • Opening: 1927

Dreamgirls
  • Music: Henry Krieger
  • Lyrics: Tom Eyen
  • Opening: 1981

La Cage aux Folles
  • Music: Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics: Jerry Herman
  • Opening: 1927

Blood Brothers
  • Music: Willy Russell
  • Lyrics: Willy Russell
  • Opening: 1983

Starlight Express
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe
  • Opening: 1927

Big River
  • Music: Roger Miller
  • Lyrics: Roger Miller
  • Opening: 1985

The Phantom of the Opera
  • Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Lyrics: Charles Hart
  • Opening: 1927

Grand Hotel
  • Music: Robert Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston
  • Lyrics: Robert Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston
  • Opening: 1989

Miss Saigon
  • Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • Lyrics: Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby Jr.
  • Opening: 1927

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
  • Music: Various Artists
  • Lyrics: Various Artists
  • Opening: 1989

Jekyll & Hyde
  • Music: Frank Wildhorn
  • Lyrics: Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse, Steve Cuden
  • Opening: 1927

Crazy for You
  • Music: George Gershwin
  • Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
  • Opening: 1992

Beauty and the Beast
  • Music: Alan Menken
  • Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
  • Opening: 1927

Rent
  • Music: Jonathan Larson
  • Lyrics: Jonathan Larson
  • Opening: 1993

Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • Music: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  • Lyrics: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  • Opening: 1927

The Lion King
  • Music: Elton John
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Opening: 1997

Aida
  • Music: Elton John
  • Lyrics: Tim Rice
  • Opening: 1927

Mamma Mia!
  • Music: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
  • Lyrics: Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson
  • Opening: 1999

The Producers
  • Music: Mel Brooks
  • Lyrics: Mel Brooks
  • Opening: 1927

Bombay Dreams
  • Music: A.R. Rahman
  • Lyrics: Don Black
  • Opening: 2002

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Music: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
  • Opening: 1927

Hairspray
  • Music: Marc Shaiman
  • Lyrics: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman
  • Opening: 2002

Movin' Out
  • Music: Billy Joel
  • Lyrics: Billy Joel
  • Opening: 1927

Memphis
  • Music: David Bryan
  • Lyrics: David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
  • Opening: 2002

We Will Rock You
  • Music: Queen
  • Lyrics: Queen
  • Opening: 1927

Avenue Q
  • Music: Robert Lopez, Jeff Mar
  • Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
  • Opening: 2003

Wicked
  • Music: Stephen Schwartz
  • Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
  • Opening: 1927

Mary Poppins
  • Music: Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, George Stiles
  • Lyrics: Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Anthony Drewe
  • Opening: 2004

Spamalot
  • Music: John Du Prez, Eric Idle, Neil Innes
  • Lyrics: Eric Idle
  • Opening: 1927

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Music: William Finn
  • Lyrics: William Finn
  • Opening: 2004

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Music: David Yazbek
  • Lyrics: David Yazbek
  • Opening: 1927

Jersey Boys
  • Music: Bob Gaudio
  • Lyrics: Bob Gaudio
  • Opening: 2005

Lestat
  • Music: Elton John
  • Lyrics: Bernie Taupin
  • Opening: 1927

Billy Elliot the Musical
  • Music: Elton John
  • Lyrics: Lee Hall
  • Opening: 2005

Rock of Ages
  • Music: Various Artists
  • Lyrics: Various Artists
  • Opening: 1927

In the Heights
  • Music: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Opening: 2007

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
  • Music: Bono and The Edge
  • Lyrics: Bono and The Edge
  • Opening: 1927

The Book of Mormon
  • Music: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
  • Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone
  • Opening: 2011
Famous Songs from Musicals
Summer Nights ―Grease He Lives in You ―The Lion King
Defying Gravity ―Wicked Maybe ―Annie
Tomorrow ―Annie A Change in Me ―Beauty and the Beast
That's What Friends Are For ―The Jungle Book Hakuna Matata ―The Lion King
Don't Cry for Me Argentina ―Evita Why Can't the English? ―My Fair Lady
All I Ask of You ―The Phantom of the Opera I Dreamed a Dream ―Les Misérables
For Good ―Wicked Dulcinea ―Man of La Mancha
If I Can't Love Her ―Beauty and the Beast From the Dead ―Lestat
Welcome to the New World ―Lestat One Day I'll Fly Away ―Moulin Rouge!
Famous Quotes from Musicals
To love another person is to see the face of God. ―Les Misérables
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. ―Rent
Never take a stranger's advice, never let a friend fool you twice. Nobody's on nobody's side. ―Chess
I wasn't looking, look what I found! ―Thoroughly Modern Millie
I ain't got nothing, so I ain't got nothing to lose... there's gold in them there hills and I'm gonna get it or die trying! ―Thoroughly Modern Millie
Don't be afraid that it won't be perfect. The only thing to be afraid of really is that it won't be. ―Company

Musicals open the windows of the soul with their melodious renditions of the most intricate and poignant human emotions. Coupled with the narrative beauty, skillful performances, and the depth of artistic flair, musicals are the perfect getaways for those minds that seek enchanting escapades upon the wings of imagination and drama, that are not devoid of some intellectual feathers either!