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Musicals and Plays 2019

Theater art is one of the oldest art traditions. The first plays to have been recorded were held thousands of years ago. The Greeks were the most prominent ancient stage performers, claiming the oldest survived play, The Persians (472 BC). Plays grew popular quickly and spread all over Greece. As Greek culture increased in its global influence, the dramatic arts osmosed into other people groups’ way of life. Today, it’s hard to imagine a world without theater. From theater, we have received nearly all of our modern entertainment.

Plays and musicals remain well-loved and well-attended even after all these years. Theater districts like Broadway and West End are just two major representations of the modern industry. Even with the rise of cinema, theater acting is held in the highest esteem. The best tickets to a play or musical can cost more than the most popular live concerts, as they offer one of the best entertainment experiences.

 

  • 2 Pianos 4 Hands
  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • 40 Years in Songs
  • 42nd Street
  • 600 Highwaymen: The Fever
  • 7th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival
  • 9 to 5: The Musical
  • A Bronx Tale
  • A Chorus Line
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Christmas Story
  • A Comedy of Tenors
  • A Doll’s House
  • A Doll’s House Part 2
  • A Few Good Men
  • A Flea In Her Ear
  • A Frank’s Christmas
  • A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder
  • A Jewish Joke
  • A Man and His Prostate
  • A Man For All Seasons
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • A Musical About Star Wars
  • A Simple Sanctuary
  • A Texas Tryptic
  • A White Girl’s Guide to International Terrorism
  • A Year With Frog And Toad
  • Accidentally Brave
  • Acoustic Eidolon
  • Addy and Uno
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Ain’t No Mo’
  • Alice By Heart
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • All Hands On Deck
  • All My Sons
  • All Shook Up – Elvis Tribute Show
  • Always…Patsy Cline
  • American Moor
  • AmericanDream.ca – La Trilogie
  • An American In Paris
  • An Evening With Groucho
  • An Evening With Two Awful Men
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Anastasia
  • Angelina Ballerina
  • Angelique – Play
  • Angels In America
  • Anne & Emmett
  • Annie
  • Antigone
  • Antony & Cleopatra
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Art of Murder
  • Arthur
  • As You Like It
  • Assassins
  • Assisted Living – The Musical
  • At First Sight
  • August Rush
  • August Wilson’s Jitney
  • August: Osage County
  • Avenue Q
  • Awaited
  • Bandstand – The Musical
  • Barber Shop Chronicles
  • Bat Boy
  • Bat Out Of Hell
  • Beast On The Moon
  • Beauty and The Beast
  • Because of Winn Dixie
  • Becoming Dr. Ruth
  • Beetlejuice – The Musical
  • Benny and Joon
  • Bent
  • Bestseller
  • Bibliothecaire – Le Gros Orteil
  • Billy Elliot
  • Black Angels Over Tuskegee
  • Black Super Hero Magic Mama
  • Black Violin
  • Block Party
  • Blue Collar Diaries
  • Blue Man Group
  • Boeing – Boeing
  • Bravo Caruso!
  • Brian Hoffman’s Remembering Red – A Tribute To Red Skelton
  • Bridge Of Roses
  • Bright Star
  • Bring It On – The Musical
  • Britta Johnson’s Life After
  • Buffalo Quickies
  • Buffalo Soldier
  • Butterflies Are Free
  • By The Water
  • By The Way, Meet Vera Stark
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Byhalia, Mississippi
  • C.S. Lewis
  • C.S. Lewis: My Lifes Journey
  • C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters
  • Cabaret
  • Calendar Girls
  • Camelot
  • Can-can
  • Caroline Or Change
  • Cats
  • Caught In The Villian’s Web
  • Ce qu on attend de moi
  • Ce Qu’on Attend De Moi
  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  • Chazz Palminteri
  • Cincinnati Music Theatre
  • Cinderella – Theatrical Production
  • Civil War Voices
  • Clue – The Musical
  • Constellations – The Play
  • Cookin’s a Drag
  • Corduroy – Play
  • Crazy For You
  • Crimes of the Heart
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Curtains
  • Cyrano De Bergerac
  • Daddy – Theatrical Production
  • Dames At Sea
  • Damn Yankees
  • Darling Grenadine
  • Dear Edwina
  • Death Tax
  • Defending The Caveman
  • Dem Lean On Me Boyz
  • Detroit – Play
  • Diana
  • Diana – A New Musical
  • Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly
  • Diavolo Dance Theater
  • Die Walkure
  • Disaster!
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid
  • Dixie Swim Club
  • Dixie’s Tupperware Party
  • DJEMBE! The Show
  • Dlux Puppets
  • Double Trouble
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Drumming with Anubis
  • Dry Powder
  • Duty – Play
  • Eclipse
  • Ed Asner: A Man and His Prostate
  • Elephant and Piggie
  • Elf – The Musical
  • Emma – The Play
  • Enfant Insignifiant
  • Escape to Margaritaville
  • Estado Vegetal
  • Eugene Onegin
  • Eurydice
  • Evelyn In Purgatory
  • Evil Dead – The Musical
  • Evita
  • Faizon Love
  • Falsettos
  • Falsettos – The Musical
  • Female Version
  • Fences
  • Fiddler On The Roof
  • Finding Neverland
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • Flora Circular
  • Floyd’s
  • Follies
  • Foothills Performing Arts
  • Footloose
  • Footworks Dance Company
  • Four Weddings & An Elvis
  • Frankenstein
  • Freaky Friday
  • Freckleface Strawberry – The Musical
  • Friends The Musical Parody
  • Frindle
  • Frogz
  • From The Words and Writings of Dana H.
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Frozen – The Musical
  • Fruiting Bodies
  • Fun Home
  • Galumpha
  • Gem of the Ocean
  • Girlfriend – Musical
  • Girls Night – The Musical
  • Gloria
  • God Help Us!
  • Godspell
  • Good Morning, Viet Mom
  • Grand Hotel
  • Grease
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Hair
  • Halie The Musical Play
  • Hamlet
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Happy Days
  • Harvey
  • Hatfield and McCoys
  • Heathers – The Musical
  • Hello Dolly!
  • Henry and Mudge
  • Henry VIII
  • Her Naked Skin
  • Her Portmanteau
  • HERstory: Love Forever
  • High Button Shoes
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Holy Ghost Bingo
  • Home
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • How the Other Half Loves
  • Hubbard Street Dance
  • Hundred Days
  • I and You
  • I’m Not Running
  • If He Wont Love You, I Will
  • Illinois State Theatre
  • iLuminate
  • Immediate Family
  • In The Mood
  • In To America
  • Indecent
  • Indian Ink
  • Inlaws, Outlaws and Other People
  • International City Theatre
  • Into The Breeches
  • Into the Woods
  • Invisible Tango
  • Iowa Odyssey (or How We Got to Here)
  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
  • Is Anyone Alive Out There?
  • J’aime Hydro
  • JaimIelynn Amato – The Songbird of El Paso
  • James and The Giant Peach
  • James and The Giant Peach Jr.
  • Jane Lynch
  • Jason And The Argonauts
  • Jerome Robbins’ Broadway
  • Jersey Boys
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Joy To The World
  • JQA
  • Jubilee
  • Jukebox Hero – The Musical
  • Jukebox! Let the Good Times Roll
  • Julius Caesar
  • Just Call Me God
  • Kansas City Symphony
  • Kate: The Unexamined Life
  • Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Tenor
  • Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy
  • King of the Yees
  • King Solomon Lives
  • Knishes N Grits
  • La Cage Aux Folles
  • La Renarde – Sur Les Traces De Pauline Julien
  • Labute New Theater Festival
  • Lackawanna Blues
  • Ladies Night
  • Lady At Emersons Bar and Grill
  • Landladies
  • Late Nite Catechism
  • Le cheval de bleu
  • Legally Blonde
  • Les Miserables
  • Life Could Be A Dream
  • Lights Out: Nat King Cole
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Little Shop Of Horrors
  • Lolita, My Love
  • Love Is Love
  • Love Letters
  • Love Never Dies
  • Lovesick – Play
  • Macbeth – Play
  • Magic Mike The Musical
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Man Of La Mancha
  • Marie – A New Musical
  • Marjorie Prime
  • Marvel Universe Live!
  • Mary Poppins
  • Marys Seacole
  • Mass Appeal
  • Master Class
  • Matilda – The Musical
  • Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
  • Me and My Girl
  • Me Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall
  • Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus
  • Menopause – The Musical
  • Meow Meow
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Metamorphoses
  • Million Dollar Quartet
  • Minnie’s Boys
  • Miracle in Rwanda
  • Miss Saigon
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot
  • Moon Over Buffalo
  • Moulin Rouge – Theatrical Production
  • Mozart’s Great Mass
  • Murder For Two
  • My Heart In A Suitcase
  • My Mother’s Italian My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy
  • Mysterious Circumstances
  • Naked Boys Singing
  • Nantucket Sleigh Ride
  • Native Gardens
  • Neil Berg’s Fifty Years of Rock & Roll
  • Neil Simon’s Chapter Two
  • New York – Hollywood
  • New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
  • Newsical – The Musical
  • Newsies – The Musical
  • Next To Normal
  • Nice Work if You Can Get It
  • Nina Simone: Four Women
  • Nine
  • Norma Jeane Baker of Troy
  • Notre Dame De Paris
  • Oedipus El Rey
  • Of Color
  • Of Mice And Men – Theatrical Production
  • Oliver
  • Olivier Martineau
  • On T’aime Mickael Gouin
  • On Your Feet
  • Once – A New Musical
  • Once On This Island
  • One Funny Mother
  • One Night Only – Play
  • One Thousand & One Nights
  • Only You – Play
  • Oo-Bla-Dee
  • Orlando
  • Oslo – The Play
  • Othello
  • Out of Sight…Out of Murder
  • Over The Tavern
  • Overruled and New Anatomies
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Paint Your Wagon
  • Paradise Park The Musical
  • Peer Gynt
  • Peter and The Starcatcher
  • Peter And The Wolf
  • Piaf! The Show
  • Pinkalicious
  • Pinocchio
  • Pipeline – Play
  • Pippin
  • Plan B Theatre Company
  • Popcorn Falls
  • Popsical Festival: Original Pop-Culture Musicals
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Potted Potter
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
  • Pride & Joy – The Marvin Gaye Musical
  • Prince Hamlet
  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • Private Lives
  • Public Servant
  • Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
  • Quack
  • Ragtime
  • Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles
  • Ramona
  • Rebel Genius
  • Redemption of a Dogg
  • Reduced Shakespeare Company
  • Rent
  • Rhinoceros
  • Richard III
  • Rock of Ages
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I
  • Rodgers & Hart’s I Married An Angel
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
  • Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer
  • Rumors
  • Sarge
  • School Of Rock – The Musical
  • Scorched
  • Sea Wall/A Life
  • Secrets and Illusions
  • Sense And Sensibility The Musical
  • Sensory-Friendly Performance You re a Good Man Charlie Brown
  • Seussical The Musical
  • Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man
  • Shakespeare
  • Shear Madness
  • Shh! We Have A Plan
  • Shrek
  • Significant Other
  • Silent Sky
  • Sincerely, Oscar
  • Singin’ In The Rain
  • Sister Act
  • Sister’s Christmas Catechism
  • Sister’s Easter Catechism
  • Sisters In Law – Play
  • Skeleton Crew
  • Sleeping Beauty – Theatrical Production
  • Something Rotten
  • Sondheim On Sondheim
  • Spamilton
  • SpongeBob – The Musical
  • Steel Magnolias – The Play
  • Stick Fly
  • Stolen
  • Stomp
  • Stuck – Play
  • Sturdy as a Rock: Our Bicentennial Story
  • Sugar
  • SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
  • Suite Surrender
  • Summer – The Donna Summer Musical
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Superhero – Play
  • Surely Goodness and Mercy
  • Swamp Gravy
  • Sweat – The Play
  • Sweet Tea Shakespeare: Maid Marian
  • T.B.P. Musical Revue
  • Taj Express
  • Tanguy
  • Tarzan – The Musical
  • Tecumseh
  • Terms of Endearment
  • The 39 Steps
  • The Adams Family Productions
  • The Bacchae
  • The Belle of Amherst
  • The Big Bang Theory – The Musical Parody
  • The Bluest Eye
  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • The Cake
  • The Candy Bomber – The Musical
  • The Children
  • The Christmas Show
  • The Christmas Tree Ship
  • The Church Basement Ladies
  • The Crucible
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • The Curious Savage
  • The Double-Threat Trio
  • The Drowsy Chaperone
  • The Effect – Musical
  • The Exes
  • The Fever – Play
  • The Flamingo Kid
  • The Frogs
  • The Game’s Afoot
  • The Gazillion Bubble Show
  • The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia
  • The Great Beyond
  • The Great Leap
  • The Humans
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Illusion
  • The Illusionists
  • The Imaginary Invalid
  • The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
  • The Imbible: Day Drinking
  • The It Girl
  • The Jungle
  • The King And I – Theatrical Performance
  • The Last Act
  • The Last Five Years
  • The Last Ship
  • The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
  • The Lehman Trilogy
  • The Light – Musical
  • The Light in the Piazza
  • The Lightning Thief
  • The Lion In Winter
  • The Little Mermaid – Theatrical Production
  • The Lost Colony
  • The Madwoman Of Chaillot
  • The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?
  • The Man Who
  • The Marvelous Wonderettes
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The Misanthrope
  • The Mother – Play
  • The Music Man
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • The Mystery of Irma Vep
  • The Nameless Star
  • The Nether
  • The Neverending Story
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Office! A Musical Parody
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • The Oresteia
  • The Other Josh Cohen
  • The Oxy in Your Fingers
  • The Pajama Game
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The Pied Piper of Hamlin
  • The Pigeon King
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • The Play That Goes Wrong
  • The Price
  • The Price of Thomas Scott
  • The Princess & the Frog
  • The Producers – Theatrical Production
  • The Rat Pack Together Again
  • The Real Inspector Hound
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Simon & Garfunkel Story
  • The Sopranos
  • The Sound Of Music
  • The Spitfire Grill
  • The Strip
  • The Suicide Girls
  • The Sunshine Boys
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • The Taming Of The Shrew
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • The Vagina Monologues
  • The Vaudevillians
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham
  • The Who’s Tommy
  • The Winter’s Tale
  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • They Promised Her The Moon
  • Things I Know to Be True
  • This – Theatrical Production
  • This Is The Point
  • This One’s for the Girls
  • This Random World
  • Thriller Live
  • Timon of Athens
  • Titanic – The Musical
  • Tommy
  • Tony And Tinas Wedding
  • Tree of Oedipus
  • Tribute to The Beatles
  • True Crime
  • True West
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Tuesday Musical
  • Tuesdays With Morrie
  • Twisted Melodies: The Donny Hathaway Story
  • Two Pints
  • Two Trains Running
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea Farewell Play
  • Urinetown
  • Vanity Fair
  • Vilna
  • Violet
  • Voice of the Prairie
  • War of the Worlds
  • We Will Rock You
  • Well
  • West Side Story
  • Whale Song
  • What You Are
  • When You Wish
  • White Noise – Play
  • Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
  • Wiesenthal
  • Wildflower – Play
  • Will Durst
  • Witness For The Prosecution
  • Wonderful Town
  • Working
  • World Stages: The Last Supper
  • Worlds Apart
  • Xanadu
  • Xanadu Jr.
  • Yoga Play
  • You Can’t Take It With You
  • You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
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    1. Humanity Expressed Onstage

      Plays are the all-encompassing form of stage acting. They are used to tell stories, critique politics and ethics, and provide escapist fantasies. They can be about romance, revenge, adventure – really anything that represents the themes of human life. Using larger-than-life characters, plays are able to engage our psyche in ways that we cannot on our own. They stir emotions and inspire creativity. Some of the most popular plays of all time include Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, and Fiddler on the Roof. Playwriting has proven so influential, that many movies and books are based on the stage performances.

      Musicals are a subset of plays. They, as the name suggests, offer the experience of a play combined with frequent music pieces. In a musical, it’s not uncommon for actors to suddenly break into song and dance. They give their monologues alongside a melody or perhaps quip with another actor through a duet. Musicals are the prominent form of theater on Broadway. They are some of the most widely-enjoyed performances since their musical numbers make their stories more accessible to a broader audience. Hamilton, Wicked, and Les Miserables are some of the most famous modern musicals.

      Getting Tickets to a Play or Musical

      Tickets to see a play or musical can vary greatly. Price is determined on the theater venue, the cast rendition, and your seat placement. Theaters with more accolade and history are going to charge more for a show than your local community theater, for example. If you are seeing the original cast of Wicked as opposed to a community college performance, you’ll need to prepare to spend a bit more. Seat placement is crucial. Seeing a play or musical is a special occasion for most attendees, so choosing the right seat should be a priority. The best seats at a play or musical will cost more than standing room or “nosebleed” ticket options.

      SeatRetriever helps you have the best experience at a play or musical. You can find the best deals on the best tickets, even if you’re buying yours at the last minute. Visit SeatRetriever today!

      Choosing a Performance

      Before you buy your tickets to a play or musical through SeatRetriever, make sure to do your research. We know how exciting it is to see the latest hot show. Yet, every rendition of a show offers a different experience. Be sure to research the cast and the venue ahead of time to find the best possible performance near you. When you do find the show you want to buy tickets for, make sure to do it early. Many venues offer deals on last-minute tickets, but you’re never guaranteed to get your hands on one. To get the most out of a play or musical, get the best seats you can afford right when they go on sale. When it’s the evening of the performance, make sure to arrive early so you can comfortably find your seats and prepare for the show by looking through the show’s program.

      The Life, Love, and Laughter of Plays and Musicals

      Plays and musicals, new and old, are considered the pinnacle of the acting profession. On a stage with no edits or redos, actors make the best romantic, comedic, and emotional characters come to life. Visit your local theater, or make a trip to a famous theater district, and discover an art form that is as old as civilization itself. SeatRetriever is here to get you there. Check out SeatRetriever for tickets to all your favorite events.

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