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20+ All Female Musicals – A Full List of Shows

Do you have a small but fierce group of talented women who are ready to put on a show? That’s exciting, because there are lots of really great musical options out there with incredible female roles! Here’s a full list of all-female musicals.

The following list is broken down into two categories – “Musicals with an All-Female Cast” and “Musicals with an All-Female Writing Team”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.


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Musicals With an All-Female Cast

Beehive: The 60’s Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Larry Gallagher

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Cast Size: 6


Bernarda Alba

Music/Lyrics/Book: Michael John LaChiusa

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 10


Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Music/Lyrics: Miranda Cooper  Music: Jennifer Decilveo  Lyrics: Chris Bush

Lyrics: Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper

Cast Size: 5+


First Daughter Suite

Music/Lyrics: Michael John La Chiusa

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Size: 7


In the Green

Music/Lyrics/Book: Grace McLean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Size: 5


Jerry’s Girls

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Cast Size: 3


Lizzie

Music/Lyrics: Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt  Music/Lyrics/Book: Tim Maner

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Cast Size: 4


Nunsense

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Cast Size: 5


Ruthless!

Music: Marvin Laird  Lyrics/Book: Joel Paley

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Cast Size: 7


SHOUT! The Mod Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Phillip George, David Lowenstein

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 5


Six

Music/Lyrics/Book: Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Size: 6


Song and Dance

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Don Black, Richard Maltby Jr.

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1982)

Cast Size: 1


Tell Me on a Sunday

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: Don Black

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1979)

Cast Size: 1


The Marvelous Wonderettes

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

Cast Size: 4


The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Cast Size: 4


The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Size: 4


Vanities

Music/Lyrics: David Kirshenbaum  Book: Jack Heifner

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 3


Winter Wonderettes

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Roger Bean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Size: 4


Musicals With an All-Female Writing Team

* The following musicals have an all-female writing team – meaning that the book/script writers, lyricists, and composers are all female.


9 to 5

Music/Lyrics: Dolly Parton  Book: Patricia Resnick

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Cast Size: 14+


A Tale of Two Cities

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jill Santoriello

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Size: 20+


Bad Girls

Music/Lyrics: Kath Gotts  Book: Maureen Chadwick, Ann McManus

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 20+


Bella: An American Tall Tale

Music/Lyrics/Book: Kirsten Childs

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Size: 13


Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope

Music/Lyrics: Micki Grant

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Cast Size: 9+


Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World

Music: Miranda Cooper, Jennifer Decilveo

Lyrics: Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper

Cast Size: 5+


Fun Home

Music: Jeanine Tesori  Lyrics/Book: Lisa Kron

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Cast Size: 11


Goblin Market

Music: Polly Pen  Lyrics: Peggy Harman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Cast Size: 2


Hadestown

Music/Lyrics/Book: Anaïs Mitchell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 11+


His Story

Music/Lyrics/Book: Anna Miriam Brown

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Size: 17


I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road

Music: Nancy Ford  Lyrics/Book: Gretchen Cryer

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Cast Size: 10


Inner City

Music: Helen Miller  Lyrics: Eve Merriam

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1971)

Cast Size: 9


In the Green

Music/Lyrics/Book: Grace McLean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Cast Size: 5


Junie B. Jones

Music: Zina Goldrich  Lyrics/Book: Marcy Heisler

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Cast Size: 6-15


Murder Ballad

Music/Lyrics: Juliana Nash  Lyrics/Book: Julia Jordan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

Cast Size: 4


Now is the Time for All Good Men

Music: Nancy Ford  Lyrics/Book: Gretchen Cryer

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

Cast Size: 12


Runaways

Music/Lyrics/Book: Elizabeth Swados

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Cast Size: 20


The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Music/Lyrics/Book: Kirsten Childs

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Cast Size: 11


The Last Sweet Days of Isaac

Music: Nancy Ford  Lyrics/Book: Gretchen Cryer

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970)

Cast Size: 2


The Secret Garden

Music: Lucy Simon  Lyrics/Book: Marsha Norman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

Cast Size: 24


Waitress

Music/Lyrics: Sara Bareilles  Book: Jessie Nelson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Size: 12+


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Which of these all-female musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of these all-female musicals? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, Author of All-Female Musicals.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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