Who doesn’t love a good broadway show? If you enjoy doing more cultural things during your holidays this year, there is no better option for you than to visit the big apple and enjoy some of these amazing shows for yourself. The beauty of broadway is there are are shows to suit every taste, which is why today we are looking at just a few of the choices you can enjoy this year.
1. Les Miserables
If you have never been to the theatre before and you are looking for the perfect show to make you fall in love with the stage and music… les Miserables has to be your first choice. As far as shows go you will struggle to find anything which is quite as amazing as this. The show is based on a book written by a French author, and you’ll likely know of the film starting Hugh Jackman which was released a few years ago. You can buy broadway show tickets online or head direct to the door to enjoy this show
Wicked is one of the iconic shows which seems to have only grown and grown in popularity over the last few years. Even if you have never been to the theatre you will have likely seen the poster with a green witch on the cover. This show is full of amazing action and comedy and some songs which will get stuck in your head for the year ahead.
3. School Of Rock
Who remembers the film in the early 2000s with Jack Black and a classroom of children? Well, if you liked that then you will love this. School of rock is centred around a rockstar who becomes a substitute teacher and turns his class into an amazing rock band in order to win a competition. It’s not like your classic theatre shows and it is ideal for anyone who enjoys rock music and fun.
4. Lion King
As far as Disney films go you will be hard pushed to find a more iconic one than the lion king. This film is one which has some of the most Alain songs and the saddest scenes (we love you Mufasa) of all time. The stage show is an adaptation which brings this amazing film and fun characters right to the forefront of our vision and we really feel involved in the story. This amazing story told over the stage is a fun experience and can be the ideal choice if you want to introduce your child to theatre.
5. Dr Doolittle
What’s not to like about a doctor who is able to talk to animals? Dr Doolittle is one of those cult films and shows which has been around for a long while and it never gets old. You’ll be able to watch him as he talks to animals and gets into all kinds of trouble on the stage, it is the ideal choice for families.
6. War Horse
If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie… war horse will surprise you with how emotional you can become when watching people controlled animals on the stage. As soon as you sit down and watch this show you forget that the horses aren’t real because the acting and storytelling is stunning. War horse is about a young soldier and his horse separated at the heart of the war and it follows their journeys through war zones until they eventually find each other again. It’s stunning and emotive and a must see.
7. Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia is an iconic stage show and it now has two incredibly successful movies alongside it too. If you love the music of ABBA and a story which is fun and feel good, then this is the ideal stage show for you. Mamma Mia is all about a woman who has a child and can’t remember who the father is, things get fun and messy as her daughter invites all three of the men to her wedding. It is a great show to watch with a group of friends and you’ll have the music stuck in your head for hours afterward!
8. Rocky Horror Show
If you aren’t afraid of a little raunchiness and some fishnet stockings, there is no better place for you to come than to the Rocky Horror Show. This classic cult show and film is one which takes you into a whole new world and it is addictive as soon as you sit down to watch the show. Be prepared to have Time Warp stuck in your head for a long time afterwards!