Disco Musicals – A Full List of Popular 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.

There are of course some other disco musicals out there. But I’ve only included the most well-known ones that also have music samples available and/or licensing options for your convenience!


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Boogie Nights

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Jon Conway

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary Jukebox (1970s music)

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Disaster!

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

Musical Type: Contemporary Jukebox (1970s music)

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Disco Inferno

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Jai Sepple

Musical Type: Contemporary Jukebox (1970s music)

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Mamma Mia!

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970s/1980s music)

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (1960s-1990s music)

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Saturday Night Fever

Music/Lyrics: BeeGees, Others  Book: Knighton, Phillips, Nicholas, Stigwood

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary Jukebox (1970s music)

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Sister Act

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

Musical Type: Contemporary

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Colman Domingo, Robert Cary, Des McAnuff

Musical Type: Contemporary (1970s-2000s music)

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The Cher Show

Music: Various  Lyrics: Various  Book: Rick Elice

Musical Type: Contemporary Jukebox (1980s-1990s music)

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The Wiz

Music/Lyrics: Smalls, Graphenreed, Wheeler, Faison, Vandross, Walzer  Book: William Brown

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary

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They’re Playing Our Song

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary

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Xanadu

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

Musical Type: Contemporary

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Related Posts:

Jukebox Musicals

Musicals Set in the 1970s

Pop/Rock Musicals


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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 has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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