Top Ten Theatre Shows


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come up with a list for us to complete. This week’s list is other kinds of stories. I don’t tend to watch a lot of TV, but I visit the theatre a lot, so this week I’ve come up with a theatre list!

In no particular order:


I’ve seen Footloose about 4 times in the theatre. I don’t know what it is about it, but I adore the show. This trailer isn’t the best example, but it ends up very feel good. I love it.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

I have seen Joseph so many times! I’ve seen many different people play Joseph. It may be cheesy, but it’s a great night out!

West Side Story

It might be a tearjerker, but the dancing is amazing.

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is another cheesy one, but I just can’t help it. It makes me feel good πŸ˜€ All that pink!

Pygmalion/My Fair Lady

I have seen My Fair LadyΒ as a musical and its play Pygmalion. I enjoyed both!

Photo credit to Tristam Kenton

Photo credit to Tristam Kenton

Flare Path


I thoroughly enjoyed watching Terence Rattigan’sΒ Flare Path a few years ago in London. Some terrific actors including Sheridan Smith (pictured above)

Lord Of The Flies

I was in the minority of people that liked this book when we read it at 15. I’ve continued to re-read it and I adored an outdoor theatre production I saw a few years back.

To Kill A Mockingbird

I couldn’t find a photo or production shot of the theatre production I saw of this book. It was amazing though. I read To Kill A Mockingbird after I left school and I’ve re-read it since. A wonderful classic.

Love Story


I saw the London production of Love Story. It was heart-breaking. One of the only theatre shows to make me cry.


Ahhh, last but not least, the very popular Wicked. I absolutely adore this show. I wasn’t as keen on the book, but the stage production blew me away.

What are your favourite TV shows/movies/etc? Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten Tuesday and I’ll come and visit!


76 thoughts on “Top Ten Theatre Shows

  1. I haven’t seen any broadway shows yet. I’m so envious that you get to see them as much as you want. Wicked looks great. I wasn’t able to watch it though when the production came here to Manila.

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  2. I love Joseph! It’s probably one of my favourites, even though it is really cheesy. I really want to see Wicked though. Everybody says it’s amazing.

    • Thank you! I haven’t seen much theatre around blogs today and I really expected to! I think it’s just because I’m as passionate about theatre as I am books and I expect others to be the same! πŸ˜‰ It’s lovely that you’ve played in the orchestra for West Side Story. How amazing! πŸ™‚

  3. You’ve got some of my favourites here- My Fair Lady and West Side Story in particular! I saw South Pacific with Samantha Womack on the stage a few years back and that was amazing too!

  4. Great list, I love that you had the idea to list theater plays instead of moves/shows. I’d love to watch Footloose and Wicked, they seem amazing.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. πŸ™‚

  5. Wow, great list! I wish I watched more theatre, I think the only thing I’ve watched on stage was a Shakespeare play at Stratford back in high school, and I don’t even remember which Shakespeare play it was (Twelfth Night? Romeo & Juliet? probably the latter). I’d also love to watch an opera one of these days…

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  6. Great topic!! Anyone who loves Joseph has terrific taste, in my opinion. (I admit to having been in a production in college, and I must have seen at least a dozen different versions) I was always a big fan of the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice productions, like Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita — but besides that, I love Wicked and West Side Story too, and also 1776, Les Miz, Rent… well, the list never ends! Terrific list. πŸ™‚

    • Aw thank you Lisa. I adore Joseph. It’s just a fun, feel good musical. I loved Evita, Wicked, West Side Story and so many, many more. I’m glad to learn that you’re a theatre lover too.

  7. Great list! We’ve seen most of those shows and agree with you about how great they are. We’re actually seeing Wicked again in a few months, can’t wait! Our absolute favourites though are Les Miserables and Rent. We’ve seen Rent every time it’s come through Toronto. Just can’t get enough!
    – ashley

  8. I would love to see Wicked! Damn small town:( And Footloose seems like it would be a lot of fun. I saw Mamma Mia on a school trip and Phantom of the Opera for a birthday present but the other shows I’ve gone to have been local production so no matter how good a job they do, there’s never that epic feeling that you need sometimes(Les Miserables for example)

  9. What a fun list! πŸ™‚ I love musicals, but sadly they’re pretty much all down in London and London’s super expensive. I’m dying to see Wicked, and it’d be really interesting to see how they’ve transferred Lord of the Flies onto the stage.

  10. I haven’t seen many theater productions but I saw Wicked and it was SO visually stunning! I tried to start the book after but I just couldn’t really get into it (although I loved that the pages in my copy were green!) Great list, I love how you put your own spin on it!

    • Thank you! I just couldn’t list enough TV shows or movies. I’m glad that you loved Wicked so much. It is an amazing show. I do wonder if I had read the book first whether I would’ve liked the story more, but nothing compares to the musical!

  11. I do love Broadway musicals! Do you know Aida? That and Into the Woods are probably my favourite musicals. I didn’t even know some of the ones you’d listed had been turned into musicals! Clearly I need to go check things out πŸ™‚

  12. Terrific idea! There can never be enough love for theatrical productions πŸ™‚ Legally Blonde was such a feel-good show {as was the movie}, and yes, all that pink was crazy! I was also blown away with Wicked. I’ve been fortunate enough to see it twice, and I left the theater extremely impressed both times!

  13. I adore the Footloose musical. More than the movie. I really want to see Legally Blonde. I’ve been obsessed with the soundtracks to Spring Awakening and Bring It On recently, even though I’ve never seen them. I saw Matilda and Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder when I was in NYC recently and adored them both.

    My all time favorite shows are probably Lion King, Les Mis, Rent, and Ragtime.

    • I much prefer the Footloose musical to the movie as well! I’m seeing The Lion King on Friday and I’m very much looking forward to it. I do love Les Miserables as well. πŸ™‚

  14. Very fun twist on the list! I have only seen a few Broadway shows, and I am not really a theater person, but this is a great list. One that I did love was A Midsummer Night’s Dream, though I didn’t see that on Broadway or anything, just some local thing.

    • Thanks Shannon! I seem to be a bit different to others this week, but that’s okay! I’m not a massive fan of TV shows or movies, so I though I’d feature my other passion in life. I’d love to see any production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  15. I wish I had more chances to view shows on broadway! I’m pretty excited to see the return of the Lord of the Rings musical that I saw way way back when it premiered in Toronto. I also watched The Pirates of Penzance somewhere in the UK when I was on my school trip there–not sure if I remember much of it though haha. And when it comes to Elphaba casting…I think I’m actually pretty picky at who stars in the role (not sure if that’s a good or bad thing though…)

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

  16. I love your list. It would be so fantastic to be able to see theatre shows way more than I do. Which is almost never. I have seen Wicked though and that is amazing. I also saw Guys and Dolls in London and that was so awesome.

  17. Great idea for your list this week. I LOVED Wicked, I had goosebumps the entire time I was watching it. I loved Joseph too, can’t help but sing along with all the songs.
    I would really love to see Footloose, I absolutely love the film and know that the show can only be better, I need to see it!!!!
    I also really want to see Matilda and Charlie & Chocolate Factory so bad! I watched documentary’s about them and how they were put together and now REALLY want to see them! πŸ™‚

    • Yes, Footloose the show is great fun! πŸ™‚ Really feel good. I really want to see Matilda and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory as well. They look SO good. I hope you get to see them soon.

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