Upcoming Musicals Shows
Musicals encompass stage productions that can suit theatergoers of all ages and backgrounds. Musicals can be comedic, like The Book of Mormon, one of Broadway’s hottest shows, written in part by the creators of South Park. They can be filled with moving tragedy, like Les Misérables, inspired by the book of the same name by Victor Hugo. Musicals can be though-provoking, like The Color Purple, which tells the story of a woman named Celie and the struggles she faces living in the American South during the early twentieth century.
Musicals first derived from light opera, but have evolved to allow for some spoken dialogue, though the story is still told predominantly through song and dance. Some musicals are original, others are based on films, books, plays, or the lives of prominent musical artists. These types of musicals are called Jukebox musicals, and include top shows like Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, On Your Feet!, and Jersey Boys. Often a tale of musicians’ rise to—and sometimes subsequent—fall from fame, Jukebox musicals have existed since the 1940s, though the term was not coined until the early 1960s. Maybe it’s the hopefulness of rags-to-riches stories. Maybe it’s the nostalgia that musicals based on an artist’s entire career generate—but audiences love Jukebox musicals.
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