A selection of shows broken down into type. This is not an exhaustive or definitive list but merely a suggestion. The categories and the majority of the listings have been taken from Let's Put On a Musical - How to Choose the Right Show For your Theatre by Peter Filichia.
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Doing a show is great fun but how do you know which one to do?
This practical resource will guide your school, community, or professional theater group to a musical that perfectly fits your budget, creative team, production capabilities, and audiences. With Let's Put on a Musical! you'll discover more than 200 famous and little-known shows, 70 which are new to this edition—all cleverly categorized and described in terms of:
- Famous Songs
- Musical Requirements, including instrumentation
- Chorus and Dance Numbers
- Staging the sets, costumes, and props you'll need
And it's packed with nuggets about the original Broadway versions and useful tips on casting, publicity, and other practical matters relating to production. Whether it's a big classic like My Fair Lady or an all-but-forgotten show like Drat! the Cat!, if there's a musical in your future—or if you're just a fan of the genre in your future—or if you're just a fan of the genre—Let's Put on a Musical! will be an essential and fun-to-read addition to your theatre library.