I had a request today for a post organizing musicals by their time period rather than by when they were actually written. So, here you go! Some of these dates are estimated, some are based on their source material, and some are actually said in the musical. (Ex. “This is 1922!”, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
If you have any musicals you’d like to add, just message me! There were so many I wasn’t sure about, and so I left out for safety–if you are an expert on the show and want it added, let me know! I’d love to fill this list out even more. If you think I’ve gotten a date wrong or think you could specify a date that is listed broadly here (Ex. you know a more defined time period than generalized 20th century), send me a message as well–I want this to be as accurate as humanly possible, and I am ready and willing to correct any mistakes. Enjoy!