Have a little Broadway fever? Looking for something good to see when you visit New York City? Just trying to find a new soundtrack to belt out in the shower? Whatever the case, these five fall musicals are sure to keep your inner theatre geek entertained!
1. Bring it On: The Musical
Bring It On: The Musical brings the high-energy world of high school cheerleading to the Broadway stage. The musical is inspired by the popular film Bring It On, but follows a storyline of its own. What sets this show apart from any other are the high-flying cheerleading stunts done right on stage! Bring It On: The Musical is definitely a must-see for lovers of the franchise, but go see it quickly since these cheerleaders will be leaving Broadway in January!
Though Once has been on Broadway since March, this Tony Award-winning new musical continues to blow audiences away. The stage adaptation of the 2006 film sticks to what was portrayed on screen but dives even deeper into the already established characters. If you are expecting a happy ending, this is not the show for you. Once is a realistic story of heartbreak that truly connects and engages the audience.
This Disney classic is a high-energy musical for all ages to enjoy. The story is a timeless tale of the fight for the American dream. The music, which will be stuck in your head for days, is paired with incredible dancing by young performers. Some audience members have even compared the greatness of Newsies to that of the long-running show The Lion King!
4. Nice Work If You Can Get It
If you’re dying to see a classical musical theatre piece, this is definitely the show for you! Set on Long Island in the roaring 20’s, Nice Work If You Can Get It is full of great music and big production numbers showcasing the talent of the entire cast. Leading the show are Broadway veterans Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara.
Based on the life of super-evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, this brand new musical mixes religion and Hollywood on the Broadway stage. McPherson’s rise to be the first evangelical media superstar and eventual fall from grace is set to music written by Kathie Lee Gifford and stars Broadway veteran Carolee Carmello. Previews don’t begin until October so the show remains under wraps, but it’s sure to be a must-see come November!
Whether you’re looking to see a great piece of classic musical theatre, listen to a great soundtrack or watch incredible dancing, these five shows will not disappoint! If you can’t make it out to Broadway this fall, though, and want to find a great new TV show to watch, check out Rachel’s article, 5 Fall TV Shows to DVR!