StageAgent looks at the most popular shows–both plays and musicals, blogs, and even characters in their 2016 Top Ten Lists. From classics like West Side Story and Guys and Dolls to current Broadway darling, Hamilton, the lists should have something for everyone. See which lists include your favorites!
Throughout history, art has reflected the time in which it was created, whether it serves as a mirror for the present, a reminder of days long gone, or a glimpse into the future. Those who appreciate art often look to it for guidance, or inspiration. Hamilton gives a gritty edge to what has often been a whitewashed history lesson. Camelot presents a magical, idealistic take on the rules of governance. If ever there was a time to have both shows running on Broadway, I think now is that time.
Even though we are currently in the middle of Autumn, it’s never to early to start planning for the big Spring or Summer musical! If you are working with a large group of performers, it can be a massive challenge finding the right show that provides cameos for everyone, is of the appropriate level of difficulty and entertains the audience.
To help with your search for the perfect big musical with a large cast, here are 10 great musicals that require large casts of talented performers:
Updated Aug 3, 2015 StageAgent members ‘fan’ their favorite shows over 1000 times per week. As a result, we get a good sense of what shows the theatre community really likes. I’ve personally been curious if the same shows that are popular in the San Francisco Bay Area are also popular in New York City … Continue reading Top 10 Most Popular Musicals→
Putting on a large-scale musical with a huge cast, full orchestra and eye-popping choreography can be a daunting (and expensive) task for any organization. If you are working on a small stage, have a tiny budget or simply don’t have access to a lot of talent, producing a big musical might simply be impossible. Luckily, there is no … Continue reading Five Great Musicals with Small Casts→