12 Amazing Musicals

I swear since having my kids I live in a musical. The amount of singing and dancing that goes on in our house is incredible! Thankfully, I love musicals always have and always will. This week I will be surprising our kiddlets with a mini family getaway which includes a gorgeous hotel in the heart of Brisbane CBD and  a trip to the QPAC theatre to see the amazing ‘Aladdin’ and some last minute shopping before Baby number 3 arrives.

After baby number 3 arrives I am not sure how many trips to the theatre I’ll squeeze in… So I thought I’d make a list of Musicals I can still enjoy on DVD until we find our new family rhythm (no pun intended).

Here are 12 amazing musicals that are sure to get you singing along in no time.
  1. Les Miserable (2012) M, Drama, History, Musical. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
  2. Sound of Music (1965) G, Biography, Drama, Family. Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker
  3. Xanadu (1980) G, Fantasy, Musical, Romance. Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck
  4. Moulin Rouge (2001) M. Drama, Musical, Romance. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
  5. The Phantom of the Opera (2004) PG. Drama, Musical, Romance. Starring: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson
  6. Cats (1998) Drama, Musical. Starring: Elaine Paige John Mills Ken Page Rosemarie Ford Michael Gruber John Partridge Aeva May Jacob Brent Susan Jane Tanner
  7. Chicago (2002) M. Comedy, Crime, Musical. Starring: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere
  8. Dream Girls (2006) M. Drama, Music, Musical. Starring: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy
  9. Mamma Mia (2008) PG.  Comedy, Family, Musical Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth
  10. Fame (2009) PG. Comedy, Drama, Musical. Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally
  11. Evita (1996) PG. Biography, Drama, History. Starring: Madonna, Jonathan Pryce, Antonio Banderas
  12. Grease (1978) Musical, Romance. Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Do you have a favourite musical? Did it make it to the list or has it not been made into a movie yet? I LOVE “Wicked” and wish I could add it to this list or at least go and see it on stage again. 


12 Amazing Musicals Sure To Get You Singing Along

24 thoughts on “12 Amazing Musicals

  1. dearmummyblog says:

    We love musicals and have been lucky enough to see a lot of these on the stage. Chicago has to be our favourite for the dancing! Wicked is awesome too, shame it didn’t make it to your list x Does the Lion King count, as that’s pretty awesome x #AnythingGoes x

  2. csuhpat1 says:

    I am not a musical person. I think the only one that I have ever paid for was Absolute Beginners staring David Bowie about 30 years ago. Horrible movie but great music. Thanks for sharing #ThatFridayLinky

  3. The Rhyming Mum says:

    I love musicals too. We saw Finding Neverland on Broadway and that was fab. I adore Lion King and Wicked and I’m desperate to see Les Mis on a stage rather than my screen. #blogstravaganza

  4. Tracey Bowden says:

    I love musicals and have actually just been to London to see Wicked and managed to catch Aladdin too! Both absolutely amazing! From your list I love Grease and Mamma Mia, they’re my favourites #blogstravaganza

  5. Emma T says:

    I love musicals too but I’ve not been to any for a long time. I need to get my son into them – and capable of sitting through 2 hours+ of theatre. He still struggles at the moment. #thelistlinky

  6. Rose Tinted Ramblings says:

    I love your list although i must be onee of the few people in the world who really didn’t like Mama Mia. … I do love the oldies though – faves being, The King and I, Sound of Music and Mary Poppins #thatfridaylinky

  7. Mrs Mummy Harris (@mummyharris86) says:

    Movie wise – Moulin Rouge is amazing. Show wise – Les miserables is breathtaking… (hated the movie) but I’ve been lucky enough to see Dreamgirls with Amber Riley on stage and it’s every bit as good as the movie – some parts perhaps better!!
    I love my musicals and luckily Ben seems to love them too! #blogstravaganza

  8. magicalmamablog says:

    I have been a musical theatre performer my whole life and you’ve picked some decent representations of stage shows! Moulin Rouge, Chicago and Grease always get me singing along!

  9. Rhyming with Wine says:

    I really do enjoy a good musical but my other half hates them so I’m sad to say that I’ve only seen 3 of those! I have some work to do hehe. My recent fave has to be The Greatest Showman though. I’ve had the soundtrack on a loop since we first saw it and have been to the cinema twice now to watch it. It’s official – I’m hooked! Thanks for linking up with us for #DreamTeam x

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