After watching my first broadway show, I’ve been obsessed with them. I want to watch them all. The shows are definitely worth the price (There are ways to find cheaper tickets, too). I made a version of this list a while ago, but since so many Broadway Shows come to Atlanta, I decided to write a list of shows I would like to watch, whether they come here or when I go to New York. So here it is!
//The Lion King
I have only heard good things about this show. It’s still playing in New York and I doubt it’ll sstart traveling any time soon. I know that the story they show on Broadway will probably be a bit different from the movie because that’s how it was with the Aladdin broadway show, but I’m okay with that.
This is just a classic. I have never seen it, but whenever anybody talks about Broadway, they mention this play. The original star ended up becoming Elsa in Frozen.
I’ll be honest, my interest in this musical piqued once I saw the movie. The plot isn’t what necessarily draws me to it. It’s the music. The songs still get stuck in my head.
I watched this show already, but I want to watch it again. It’s an adaptation, so it’s not exactly like the movie. Many more songs were added and some of the music that didn’t make it into the original movie made it in. This musical is absolutely hilarious (If it wasn’t, then it fails as a comedy). I think my only problem with it was that Aladdin and Jasmine weren’t Indian (or even brown). They are still great actors though.
//Phantom Of The Opera
My friend Cindy is obsessed with this show. She had her mom take her to South Carolina to see see it again when we were in high school. And I amd 90% sure she’s gonna watch it again when it comes to Atlanta in February. I may watch it then too, but it depends on my financial goals at that point.
//The Book Of Mormon
I have no idea what to expect from this musical, but I’m sure it’ll be interesting. The title itself makes me want to watch it. I want to see how theater goes about this topic.
//The Little Mermaid
I plan on watching this show in January. It was on Broadway in New York for a long time, but it’s traveling now. It’s so popular that this is the second time it’s come to Atlanta in the last three years, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it keeps traveling.
I have no idea what it’s about, but my aunt said it was good. It was also advertised everywhere while I was in Time Square last summer, so I just added it to my list.
Finding Neverland (Complete: 5/21/17)
This show closed in New York in August and is traveling right now. When I saw that last summer, I considered buying a last minute ticket but decided against it knowing it was probably coming to Atlanta soon. Well, it’s coming in May, which sucks because I might not be in here. Maybe another time.
This is pretty much the story of how Peter Pan became Peter Pan. I love the story and all the different adaptations of it, so I absolutely want to see this show.
//An American In Paris
Again, I just added this to my list because my aunt said it was good. She’s watched every Broadway show in the last few years. She says that’s all you do in New York. “Go out to eat and watch Broadway shows.”
This is a really old musical, but I want to watch it. We read the play in my AP Literature class in High School, and no one could stop laughing. I’m not going to go into much detail here. Just watch it. You can find it on YouTube here, but nothing beats watching a show in person.
//Matilda: The Musical
This is one of my childhood favorite books. I watched it with my cousin last summer, but I want to watch it again. It’s coming to Atlanta in April.
There are a lot more plot twists than in the book. It also goes into a lot more detail into Miss Honey’s past and the people after the Wormwoods at the end. It get’s pretty ridiculous, but it’s interesting. The song “When I Grow Up” has yet to leave my head.
Honestly, I just like the music in this show. The music was played on Disney Channel for years. I didn’t even care to know what Broadway was. The show has ended, but I want to watch it whenever it comes back.
Eeeep!!!! I am so freakin’ excited about this one. It comes out in 2017! I remember when I found out it was becoming a show. This will be the first show I watch the next time I’m in New York (which’ll probably be in a year or so). I loved the movie adaptation for this.
On a sad note, they found Anastasia and her brother’s bodies, so the whole mystery of where she disappeared to is pretty much ruined. It’s still a wonderful story, but I don’t think it’ll be as exciting for future generations.
Well, that’s my Broadway show bucket list. I would’ve added “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” but Daniel Radcliffe isn’t in it anymore, which is why most people were interested in the show in the first place.
Also, I will never watch Cats. Ever. That’s all.
What’s on your Broadway Show bucket list? What’s your favorite show on Broadway?