Hard-core fans consistently rank certain Broadway productions at the top of their "must see again" lists.
These kinds of performances draw sizable crowds, deliver an intense surge of adrenaline, and cause audiences to spontaneously rise up and applaud at the conclusion.
The Phantom of the Opera
One of the reasons The Phantom of the Opera is such a timeless classic is that it has everything you could want in a Broadway show: an uplifting score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, flawless direction by Harold Prince, and production elements that will stay with you long after the curtains close. No wonder this chilling love story won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
What about a danceable Broadway musical? then take off for Mamma Mia wearing your disco boots.
This brilliant work mixes some of ABBA's most popular songs—including "The Winner Takes It All" and "Dancing Queen"—into an entirely new narrative about a young bride looking for her father's identity on the day of her wedding on a dreamy Greek island.
You won't miss the renowned remix finale, where the cast performs your favorite songs repeatedly, and the crowd joins in.
Rock of Ages
Speaking of music-inspired hits, viewers adore Rock of Ages , the television program that adapts songs from the greatest hair bands of the 1980s (such as "We Built This City," "Keep On Loving You," and "Don't Stop Believin'") and weaves them into a fresh narrative about a small-town girl and a big-city rocker who meet and fall in love on L.A.'s fabled Sunset Strip.
Memphis is another popular travel location. This Tony Award-winning Best Musical tells the tale of a white DJ in the South in the 1950s who has the guts to perform songs by a talented young African-American artist They fall in love right away, and she quickly becomes a rising star, but their relationship is the ultimate taboo.
It's a heartwarming tale of star-crossed love, wealthy celebrity, and the indisputable influence of great music.
The Queen of the Desert
Priscilla, the Queen of the Desert, is another. Based on the popular movie, this program is about three buddies who board a bus in quest of wealth and fame in the worst possible places.
They discover family values, love, and friendship along the road. Did we also mention that they perform all of this while wearing stunning costumes and wigs and performing amazing disco songs like "I Will Survive," "Finally," and "Shake Your Groove Thing"? You'll shake your groove thing; that much is certain. Numerous Broadway aficionados have already done so.
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