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Musical Theatre Genres

Murder/romance shows

  • Heathers
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  • Sweeney Todd
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Chicago
  • Little Shop of Horrors

Biographies of Famous Dead People

  • Hamilton
  • Evita
  • Elisabeth
  • The Pirate Queen
  • Zelda
  • Gypsy

Historical Events

  • Newsies
  • Come From Away
  • Eastland


  • I won’t list everything.
  • Anastasia is an honorary member of this category

It Was Your Entire Childhood Probably (not to be confused with Disney)

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • The Sound of Music
  • Annie
  • Starlight Express

Oh No We Are All Social Minorities

  • Rent
  • Next to Normal
  • Fun Home
  • In The Heights
  • Ragtime
  • Dear Evan Hansen (here because mental illness)
  • Bare
  • Falsettos

Straight White People in Love

  • ok a few of the earlier ones could fit in here also
  • The Last 5 Years
  • Lalaland
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • If/Then (it’s about her love life lots so this is where it fits best)

Let’s Take Advantage of a Famous Band/Musician Being Famous and Make Their Songs Into a Show

  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Sunshine on Leith
  • Across the Universe
  • Movin’ Out
  • On Your Feet
  • American Idiot
  • Jersey Boys


  • Spring Awakening
  • Avenue Q
  • The Book of Mormon

They Were Famous Enough Books/Movies/Plays to Make It Seem Reasonable to Make Them a Musical

  • Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
  • Groundhog Day
  • Miss Saigon
  • Les Misérables
  • Amélie
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • The Lightning Thief
  • Wicked
  • Legally Blonde
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Rebecca
  • Shrek
  • Spongebob
  • Big Fish
  • Waitress
  • Be More Chill
  • School of Rock
  • West Side Story
  • Billy Elliot
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • literally everything not on this list and some others that are already let’s be real


(thanks to everyone for pointing out things I didn’t know to add.)

Masterpost of Musicals by Category/Style

You requested it, here it is! Some shows fall into multiple categories based on their style, and many things in the contemporary and pop/rock sections could easily be moved around between sections.  In addition, many modern musicals have aspects of both legit singing and belting, in which case I’ve tried to categorize them based on their overall feel. If you see that I’ve missed a show and want it included, shoot me a message and I’ll get it added!

Note: If you think something is miscategorized, just send me a message!  No big deal!  I certainly haven’t seen all of these shows, so I had to make assumptions based off of what I knew.  I don’t mind corrections at all, and will thank you for respectfully pointing out my mistake!  That being said, I kindly ask that you don’t passive aggressively tag this complaining about how a show is is in the wrong section.  I am so happy to change any mistakes, but being rude about it really serves no purpose.  :)

* indicates the Tony Award winner of Best Musical


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‘I’d love to be in a period drama – that’s my obsession. But being a mixed-race actress, there aren’t so many roles you’re right for. There are lots of period stories to be told with ethnic people in them, but the stories that are being told are not those ones. And that’s frustrating. No, it’s not an easy industry, but so far I have been lucky, so I will keep going.’ - Antonia Thomas

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Favorite movies?

Lost In Translation; Boyhood; This Is England, To the Wonder; The Way Way Back; (500) Days of Summer; The Art of Getting by; My Own Private Idaho; Breathe in; Paranoid Park; Trainspotting; Thirteen; Good Will Hunting; Her; Almost Famous; Dazed and Confused; The Rules of Attraction; Little Miss Sunshine; Juno; Napoleon Dynamite; Chronicle; Cherrybomb; The Godfather; American History X; Stand by me; L.I.E.; Very Good Girls; The Kings of Summer; Stuck in Love, The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Starred Up; Sunshine on Leith; Pride; Billy Elliot; Whiplash; The Place Beyond the Pines; Control; Moonrise Kingdom; Me and Earl and the Dying Girl; Magnolia; Adore; the Road Within; Stalker; Rise of the Planet of the Apes; Birdman; Punch-Drunk Love; Carol; Comet; Brokeback Mountain; Paterson; Youth; Interstellar; Before Sunrise (trilogy); Wild; Ginger and Rosa; Apocalypse Now; The End of Love; Demolition; Submarine; The Emperor’s Club; The Virgin Suicides; Marie Antoinette; Somewhere; Junun; Elephant; Into the Wild; Restless; Three Colors (trilogy); Big Fish; Incendies; Hotel Chevalier (it’s a short film but !!!); Garden State; Rushmore; Scott Pilgrim; The Reader; Young & Wild; Closer; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring; Third Person; Moonlight; 20th Century Women; Promised Land; Manchester by the Sea; Breathless; Donnie Darko, Song to Song; Mulholland Drive; Forrest Gump… These r some of them. Thanks