Top 5 Musicals This Season – 2016

With the Tony Awards around the corner, I decided to share my list of favorite musicals this season. The 2016 Tony Awards will be on June 12th and I am so excited!

School Of Rock

School’s out! But not for the amazing kids who rock out on the Broadway stage every night. School of Rock is some of the best fun you’ll have at the theater. By the end of the show, I wanted to get up on stage and dance with them. You have to hand it to Weber— there are no dud songs in this show. The big numbers “Stick it to the Man” and “You’re in the Band,” are fun and silly, while also having the added wow factor of having the children play their instruments. School of Rock is a fantastic show that will appeal to “kids” of all ages. Don’t wait—run to the Winter Garden Theater and get ready to ROCK! Read full review here.

Bright Star

To say I had a good time at Bright Star: A New Musical, is an understatement. I had a blast! It is a very cute show with an outstanding score. Congratulations to Steve Martin & Edie Brickel on a great show.  The story was a little bit predictable, but overall the show is warm and sweet and enjoyable ‘til the last second. The score is very good with many tunes that are both catchy and different sounding at the same time! The onstage band, which is visible in every scene, rocks! More shows should do this. Read full review here.

Fiddler on The Roof

Growing up, I watched the Fiddler on the Roof hundreds of times. When I found out that it was coming back to Broadway, I couldn’t help but jump for joy. I was so excited! Luckily, I had the opportunity to see it with a friend a couple of weeks ago. If you have the chance to see a Broadway show in New York soon, you should definitely consider Fiddler on the Roof as a show for the whole family. It did not disappoint. The nightmare scene was my personal favorite, and I especially liked when Jessica Vosk came out as Fruma Sarah. She looked so freaky and her voice was amazing. Don’t mess with her or her husband! Read full review here.

Tuck Everlasting

From the opening number to the very end of the show, the cast did an amazing job to captivate the audience’s attention. Sarah Charles Lewis was perfect at portraying Winnie Foster at 11yrs old, a tween who is looking for adventure and trying to gain some freedom from her mother. She runs away and adventure begins. She runs in to Jesse Tuck (Andrew Keenan-Bolger). The show has the coolest set on Broadway. I highly recommend this show.  Go see it!

American Psycho

It’s a singing dancing strangling broody musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s toxic best-seller American Psycho, the crazy story of a malignant narcissist, with a rigorously depressing regimen, who is a serial killer. The hilarious, disturbingly brilliant show, features Benjamin Walker’s performance as Patrick Bateman.  Walker is brilliant as you get to witness him descend deeper into the madness of his deteriorating psyche. The cast, set, and scenery is so captivating. Get ready for a bloody disaster! Read full review here.

honorable mention

Spring Awakening
Back in 2007 the Original Production of Spring Awakening won 8 Tony Awards and gained fame with a large fan following. Now less than ten years later the show is back on Broadway, but it’s not the same show. This time Spring Awakening combines ASL with spoken English language to convey many levels of a sad tale about adolescence and misunderstandings. From the first bars of “Mama Who Bore Me” to the last notes of “Song of Purple Summer” the new Broadway production enthralls its audiences and takes them on a roller coaster of laughs, tears, and hopeful beginnings.

Other shows I have not seen yet that deserve recognition: Waitress, She Loves Me, Shuffle Along and The Color Purple. I hope I get to see them soon! Read full review here.

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