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15 Amazing Disco Musicals – The Full List of Shows

Whether you’re auditioning for musicals, setting up your rep book, or simply looking for some new musicals to get into, it’s good to get familiar with what’s out there. And that’s why we’ve put together this list of the most notable disco musicals for you below, sorted alphabetically.

The following list is broken down into two categories – “Disco Musicals” and “Mixed Genre Disco Musicals”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.

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Disco Musicals


Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Jack Plotnick, Seth Rudetsky

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2011)

Music Genre: Disco

Saturday Night Fever

Music/Lyrics: Bee Gees  Book: Nan Knighton, Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, Robert Stigwood

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Jukebox (1998)

Music Genre: Disco

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Music/Lyrics: Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabra, Various  Book: Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, Des McAnuff

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2017)

Music Genre: Disco


Music/Lyrics: Various  Concept: Marcia Hines, Peter Rix, Craig Ilott

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2015)

Music Genre: Disco

Note: Disco Inferno and Boogie Nights are also disco musicals, but they have been left off of the list since there are no cast albums available or other ways to explore the shows online.

Mixed Genre Disco Musicals


Music: Henry Krieger  Lyrics/Book: Tom Eyen

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

Music Genres: Disco/Gospel/Soul/R&B/Pop

Mamma Mia!

Music/Lyrics: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus  Book: Catherine Johnson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Jukebox (1999)

Music Genres: Disco/Pop

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Stephan Elliott, Allan Scott

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2006)

Music Genres: Disco/Pop


Music: Gary Geld  Lyrics/Book: Peter Udell  Book: Ossie Davis, Philip Rose

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970)

Music Genres: Gospel/Folk/Funk/Disco

Sister Act

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Glenn Slater  Book: Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Music Genres: Musical Theatre/Disco/Gospel/Soul

The Boy From Oz

Music/Lyrics: Peter Allen  Book: Nick Enright, Martin Sherman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Jukebox (1998)

Music Genres: Pop/Musical Theatre/Disco

The Cher Show

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Rick Elice

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2018)

Music Genres: Disco/Pop

The View UpStairs

Music/Lyrics/Book: Max Vernon

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Music Genres: Pop/Rock/Disco

The Wiz

Music/Lyrics: Charlie Smalls  Book: William F. Brown

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

Music Genres: Disco/Soul/Gospel

They’re Playing Our Song

Music: Marvin Hamlisch  Lyrics: Carole Bayer Sager  Book: Neil Simon

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Music Genres: Musical Theatre/Pop/Disco


Music/Lyrics: Jeff Lynne, John Farrar  Book: Douglas Carter Beane

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Music Genres: Disco/Pop-Rock

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Which of these disco musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above disco 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 Disco 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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