Top Musicals

These are my favorite musicals. You disagree and you're wrong.
  1. 1.
    NEXT TO NORMAL
    how did billy elliott win? this show changed my life.
  2. 2.
    SPRING AWAKENING
    amazing and the revival was even better in some ways. angsty and hip like me
  3. 3.
    ONCE
    music and story make this musical so good and raw
  4. 4.
    COMPANY
    this was the first show that got me super obsessed with theatre and is by far my favorite Sondheim.
  5. 5.
    RENT
    so I totally realized that I would have more than 10 after I thought of rent. I mean come on. How?
  6. 6.
    THE LAST FIVE YEARS
    jason robert brown can always fuck me up and this one just does it the most. also the movie was hella rad.
  7. 7.
    JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
    say what you want but I was raised on this musical and it is probably my favorite andrew loyd webber (sorry phantom). the Rock and groove get me going
  8. 8.
    CABARET
    my favorite kander and ebb (super close to chicago). believe the music, politics, and theatricality of it make it a staple in american musical theatre
  9. 9.
    PIPPIN
    had to include a schwartz in here and it was between godspell and this. love the revival and the finale so it wins
  10. 10.
    THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
    as far as musical comedies go, this one is pretty damn good. also i was just in this so I'm a little biased.
  11. 11.
    WEST SIDE STORY
    ok so this in my opinion is the greatest musical score ever. so beautiful to listen to and makes me cry every time.
  12. 12.
    *BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
    ok so this musical is fucking amazing and it's a shame that it didn't get more acclaim. more about this on another list of under appreciated theatre.
  13. 13.
    **HAMILTON
    ok so this is an add on. I love this show and all that it is. it deserves the hype because it is so breathtaking to see.