31+ Spooky Halloween Musicals – A Full List

Whether you’re looking for the perfect Halloween show to produce or simply looking for some new musicals to get into, there are lots of spooky and fun options at your disposal. And that’s why we’ve put together this full list of Halloween musicals for you!

The following list is broken down into the following categories: “Halloween Musicals”, “Halloweenish Musicals”, “Spooky Musicals” and “Musicals That Mention Halloween”.


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Halloween Musicals

The following musicals are specifically about Halloween or feature it as the main plot.


Captain Louie

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz  Book: Anthony Stein

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)


Spookley The Square Pumpkin

Music: Jeffrey Zahn  Lyrics/Book: Joe Troiano

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)


Tarrytown

Music/Lyrics/Book: Adam Wachter

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)


Halloweenish Musicals

The following musicals feature a significant Halloween song, scene, or party in the plot.


Be More Chill

Music/Lyrics: Joe Iconis  Book: Joe Tracz

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

The Halloween Scene: “Halloween”


Greenwillow

Music/Lyrics/Book: Frank Loesser  Book: Lesser Samuels

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

The Halloween Scene: “Halloweve”


Mean Girls

Music: Jeff Richmond  Lyrics: Nell Benjamin  Book: Tina Fey

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

The Halloween Scene: “Sexy”


Now Is the Time for All Good Men

Music: Nancy Ford  Lyrics/Book: Gretchen Cryer

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

The Halloween Scene: “Halloween Hayride”


Meet Me in St. Louis

Music/Lyrics: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane  Book: Hugh Wheeler

Musical Type: 1944 Film/Pre-Contemporary Musical (1989)

The Halloween Scene: “Ghosties and Ghoulies”


Rent

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Larson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

The Halloween Scene: “I’ll Cover You (Reprise)”, “Halloween”


Snoopy!!!

Music: Larry Grossman  Lyrics: Hal Hackady  Book: Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw, Michael Grace

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

The Halloween Scene: “The Vigil”


Spooky Musicals

The following musicals may not specifically mention Halloween, but they have spooky or Halloweeny vibes to them!


A Killer Party

Music: Jason Howland  Lyrics: Nathan Tysen  Book: Rachel Axler, Kait Kerrigan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2020)


Assassins

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: John Weidman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)


Beetlejuice

Music/Lyrics: Eddie Perfect  Book: Scott Brown, Anthony King

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)


Bat Boy

Music/Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe  Book:  Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)


Black Friday

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Blim  Book: Matt Lang, Nick Lang

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)


Blood Brothers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Willy Russell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)


Falling in Love with Mr. Dellamort

Music/Lyrics: Jack Feldstein  Book/Lyrics: Paul Doust

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)


Heathers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Laurence O’Keefe, Kevin Murphy

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)


Lestat

Music: Elton John  Lyrics: Bernie Taupin  Book: Linda Woolverton

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)


Monstersongs

Music/Lyrics/Book: Rob Rokicki

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)


Murder Ballad

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)


Nevermore

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Christenson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)


Return to the Forbidden Planet

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: Bob Carlton

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Jukebox (1983)


Ride the Cyclone

Music/Lyrics/Book: Brooke Maxwell, Jacob Richmond

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)


Ruthless!

Music: Marvin Laird  Lyrics/Book: Joel Paley

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)


The Addams Family

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa  Book: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)


The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

Music/Lyrics: Jeff Blim  Book: Nick Lang, Matt Lang

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)


The Phantom of the Opera

Music/Book: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics/Book: Richard Stilgoe  Book: Charles Hart

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)


The Rocky Horror Show 

Music/Lyrics/Book: Richard O’Brien

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1973)


The Toxic Avenger

Music/Lyrics: David Bryan  Book/Lyrics: Joe DiPietro

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)


The Witches of Eastwick

Music: Dana P. Rowe  Lyrics/Book: John Dempsey

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)


We Are the Tigers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Preston Max Allen

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)


Zombie Prom

Music: Dana P. Rowe  Lyrics/Book: John Dempsey

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)


Musicals That Mention Halloween

These musicals might not really feel like Halloween or have a spooky scene, but they do mention or talk about the holiday at least once in the show.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Music: Arthur Schwartz  Lyrics: Dorothy Fields  Book: George Abbott, Betty Smith

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

Song That Mentions Halloween: “Halloween Interlude”


Applause

Music: Charles Strouse  Lyrics: Lee Adams  Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970)

Song That Mentions Halloween: “One Hallowe’en”


Cry-Baby!

Music: Adam Schlesinger  Lyrics: David Javerbaum  Book: Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Song That Mentions Halloween: “A Whole Lot Worse”


In the Heights

Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda  Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Song That Mentions Halloween: “Everything I Know”


Silence!

Music/Lyrics: Jon Kaplan, Al Kaplan  Book: Hunter Bell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Song That Mentions Halloween: “It’s Me”


The Story of My Life

Music/Lyrics: Neil Bartram  Book: Brian Hill

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Song That Mentions Halloween: “Mrs. Remington”


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Which of these Halloween musicals is your favorite?

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