Musicals have come and gone from theatre’s and it can be hard to keep up. However, some continue to perform every night. With a combination of music, dancing, inspiring stories told by talented casts, which musicals are the best of the 20th century?
Today, we are going to take a look at the best musicals of the 20th century that many fans continue to see today!
West Side Story – The West Side Story is a modern day Romeo and Juliet in the lives of New York street gangs. This famous musical is beloved by many as two gangs battle for control of their turf, while one gang member’s deep love for a rival’s sister complicates things further.
Les Misérables – Based on the popular novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is about the lives of characters such as Javert, Valjean and Fantine during the French Revolution of the 18th century.
The Sound of Music – This beloved classic continues to run on Broadway even today. This show is about Maria, who becomes the nanny of a set of kids that changes her life completely.
The Phantom of the Opera – Inside a Paris opera house, the looking Phantom schemes and tricks his way to get closer to the beautiful vocalist Christine Daae.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – In this cult classic, Brad and Janet are stuck with a flat tire under a storm and discover the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Through dances and rock songs, Dr. Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation, a man named “Rocky.”
RENT – This favorite among many is known as an all time classic. RENT tells a story of one year of a group of New Yorker’s struggles through their love lives, careers and effects of the AIDS epidemic within their community.
Wicked – Wicked tells the untold story between Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West and Galinda, Galinda the Good Witch from their perspective as they were once the best of friends.