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The Barrell 100 Greatest

Musicals
Requirements

It must have been a stage production If you are unfamiliar with the stage
production, you can be influenced by the film.
The cast must have been paid in some form.
The audience must have paid to view cannot be a workshop or read
through.
It must have had a least one preview/performance in a theatrical venue
not a workshop.

Grading Criteria

Performance The audiences enjoyment of the visual (movement, vocal


performance, set, etc.) aspects of the production
o Choreography (The Movement)
o Performance (The Narrative Storyline Performance)
o Vocals (The Vocal Performance)
o Physical Setting (The Visual Staging and Set)
Libretto The Score and Book of a production (i.e. the songs and style
rather than the performance of the vocals)
Awards divided into a mark out of 100% (25% Tony Best Musical, 25%
Olivier Best New Musical, 25% Drama Desk, 25% Other Awards (Evening
Standard Awards, Helpmann Award etc. Other outstanding achievements)
Emotional Connection Whether the Show made you leave with a lasting
connection to the piece (either happy or sad, enjoyably-confused or wholeheartedly depressed)

List of Musicals (Suggestions based on the Tony, Olivier, Drama


Desk and Helpmann Award Your choice DOES NOT have to be
from this list)
42nd Street
A Chorus Line
A Christmas Story: The Musical
A Class Act
A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Little Night Music
A Year with Frog and Toad
Acorn Antiques

After Midnight
Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
Aladdin
Americal Idiot
Amour
An American in Paris
Andy Capp
Annie
Anything Goes
Applause
Aspects of Love
Assassins
Avenue Q
Babes in Arms
Baby
Ballroom
Bar Mitzvah Boy
Barnum
Bashville
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Beauty and the Beast
Bells are Ringing
Betty Blue Eyes
Big Deal
Big River
Billy Elliot the Musical
Black and Blue
Blood Brothers
Blues in the Night
Bombay Dreams
Bright Eyes (1910)
Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
Bring It On the Musical
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
Bugsy Malone
Bye Bye Birdie
Cabaret
Calamity Jane
Candide
Carmen Jones
Carnival!
Caroline, or Change
Carousel
Catch Me if You Can

Cats
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chess
Chicago
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
City of Angels
Coco
Company
Contact
Copacabana
Crazy For You
Cry-Baby
Curtains
Cyrano: The Musical
Damn Yankees
Dancin'
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Do Re Mi
Doctor Dolittle
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
Dreamboats and Petticoats
Dreamgirls
Elvis
Enter the Guardsman
Evita
Falsettos
Fame
Fanny
Fela!
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiorello
Five Guys Named Moe
Flower Drum Song
Follies
Fosse
Fun Home
Funny Face
Funny Girl
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Ghost
Gigi
Godspell
Golden Boy
Grand Hotel
Grand Night for Singing

Grease
Grey Garden
Grind
Guys and Dolls
Gypsy
H.M.S. Pinafore
Hair
Hairspray
Half a Sixpence
Hallelujah, Baby!
Happy End
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Hello, Dolly!
Here Lies Love
High Society
High Spirits
Honk!
Hot Mikado
Hot Shoe Shuffle
How Now, Dow Jones
How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Trying
I Do! I Do!
I Love My Wife
I776
Illya Darling
In the Heights
Into the Woods
Ipi Tombi
Irma La Douce
It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues
Jailhouse Rock
Jamaica
James Joyce's The Dead
Jane Eyre
Jelly's Last Jam
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Jerry Springer
Jersey Boys
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jolson
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Juan Darien
Kat and the Kings
Kinky Boots
Kismet

Kiss Me Kate
Kiss of the Spider Woman
La Cage aux Folles
La Plume de Ma Tante
Lady in the Dark
Leader of the Pack
Leap of Faith
Legally Blonde
Les Misrables
Little Me
Little Shop of Horrors
London Road
Loserville
Love Never Dies
Love Story
Mack & Mabel
Mame
Mamma Mia!
Man of La Mancha
Martin Guerre
Mary Poppins
Matilda the Musical
Me and My Girl
Meet Me in St. Louis
Memphis
Merlin
Merrily We Roll Along
Milk and Honey
Million Dollar Quartet
Miss Saigon
Monty Python's Spamalot
Moulin Rouge! (German Tour)
Movin' Out
My Fair Lady
My One and Only
New Girl in Town
Newsies
Next to Normal
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Nine
No Strings
Oh, Captain!
Oh, What a Lovely War!
Oklahoma!
Oliver!
On the Town

On The Twentieth Century


Once
Once on This Island
Once Upon a Mattress
One Mo' Time
Only the Lonely, The Roy Orbison
Our House
Over Here!
Pacific Overtures
Paint Your Wagon
Parade
Passing Strange
Passion
Peter Pan
Pipe Dream
Pippin
Plain and Fancy
Poppy
Porgy and Bess
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Promises, Promises
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Purlie
Quilters
Rags
Ragtime
Raisin
Redhead
Rent
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Rock of Ages
Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella
Romance/Romance
Runaways
Sarafina!
Saturday Night Fever
Scrooge
Seesaw
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
She Loves Me
Shenandoah
Show Boat
Shrek The Musical
Side By Side by Sondheim
Side Show
Silk Stockings

Singin' in the Rain


Sister Act
Skyscraper
Smokey Joe's Caf
Snoopy
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1970 Radio
City Musical Hall)
Something Rotten!
Something's Afoot
Song and Dance
Songbook
Sophisticated Ladies
Soul Sister
South Pacific
Spend Spend Spend
Spring Awakening
Starlight Express
Starmites
Steel Pier
Stop the World - I want to get of
Sugar
Sugar Babies
Summer Holiday
Sunday in the Park with George
Sunny Afternoon
Sunset Boulevard
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet
Street
Sweet Charity
Sweet Smell of Success
Swing!
Swinging on a Star
Taboo
Take Me Along
Tango Argentino
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The Apple Tree
The Baker's Wife
The Beautiful Game
The Best Little Whore House in Texas
The Big Life
The Bodyguard
The Book of Mormon
The Boy from Oz
The Civil War
The Color Purple
The Comedy of Errors

The Drowsy Chaperone


The Fix
The Full Monty
The Goodbye Girl
The Happy Time
The Hired Man
The Jungle Book (US Regional Workshop)
The King and I
The Lieutenant
The Life
The Light in the Piazza
The Lion King
The Lord of the Rings
The Me Nobody Knows
The Most Happy Fella
The Music Man
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Nightmare Before Christmas (US Regional)
The Pajama Game
The Phantom of the Opera
The Producers
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rothschilds
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scottsboro Boys
The Secret Garden
The Sound of Music
The Tap Dance Kid
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (West End English
Translation)
The Visit
The Wedding Singer
The Wild Party
The Will Rogers Follies
The Witches of Eastwick
The Wiz
The Wizard of Oz
The Woman in White
They're Playing Our Song
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Tintypes
Titanic
Tom Foolery
Tommy
Top Hat
Two Gentlemen of Verona

Underneath the Arches


Up on the Roof
Urinetown: The Musical
Very Good Eddie
Walking Happy
West Side Story
Whistle Down the Wind
White Christmas
Wicked
Windy City
Woman of the Year
Wonderful Town
Xanadu
Zorba
Zorro
Goodtime Charlie
In Gay Company
The Robber Bridegroom
Working
Eubie!
The 1940's Radio Hour
Sidewalkin'
Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music
The Rink
Taking My Turn
Goblin Market
Personals
Olympus on My Mind
Ruthless
Wings
Hello Again
A Christmas Carol
Big: the Musical
Violet
Forever Tango
A New Brain
Bat Boy: The Musical
Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin
The Last Five Years
Tick, TickBOOM!
A Man of No Importance
Zanna, Don't!
Johny Guitar
The Musical of Musicals

Altar Boyz
See What I Wanna See
Thrill Me
LoveMusik
A Catered Afair
Adding Machine
The Glorious Ones
The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island
9 to 5
Liza's at the Palace
The Story of My Life
The Addams Family
Everyday Rapture
Yank!
In Transit
The Kid
See Rock City & Other Destinations
Bonnie & Clyde
Death Takes a Holiday
Queen of the Mist
Giant
Hands on a Hardbody
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
The Other Josh Cohen
The Bridges of Madison County
Love's Labour's Lost
Rocky the Musical
Fly By Night
Hamilton
Pretty Filthy
We Will Rock You
Oh! What a Night
The Blackrider
Eureka
Dusty- The Original Pop Diva
Menopause The Musical
Keating!
Shane Warne The Musical
Doctor Zhivago
An Officer and a Gentlemen
Strictly Ballroom
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage