If there's one thing I love almost as much as I love books, it would be musical theatre. There are so many reasons I could name for why I love the theatre, but the main one is that it allowed me to come out of my comfort zone when going through school, and for giving me lifelong lessons and friends. Whether you have this same love of the art of theatre or not, these are 14 musicals you need to see before you die.
1. Les Miserables
Here's the thing about equality, everyone's equal when they're dead.
2. The Phantom of the Opera
Love this musical, that's all I ask of you.
You can fall in love with Cabaret, but don't tell mama what you know.
4. Mamma Mia
You'll be the winner taking it all when you let this show bless your life.
Don't throw away your shot, be in the room where it happens.
Who died? My soul when I finally watched this musical.
We're all hopelessly devoted to this musical.
8. The Color Purple
I'm here for this musical.
9. Sweeny Todd
We all deserve to die over this musical, even you.
10. West Side Story
This one you'll remember till they cart you away, from your first cigarette, to your last dying day.
11. Guys and Dolls
This isn't just for some doll, everyone should know and love this show.
Once you're alone with your memory of this musical, you'll know what happiness is.
Because I know this show, I have been changed for good.
14. Anything Goes
This one is easy to love, so you're in for something delightful and de-lovely.
These are just a few of the musicals I have come to know and love over the course of my life. If you didn't pick up on the puns included in this post, you should probably brush up on your knowledge of musical theatre. My love for this art will never die (another pun), which is why I think everyone should add seeing these shows to their bucket lists.