Jukebox 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 jukebox musicals for you below.

Jukebox musicals feature popular music rather than new and original songs. There are of course some other jukebox 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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& Juliet

Genre: 1990s-2010s Pop

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

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A Night With Janis Joplin

Music/Lyrics: Janis Joplin  Book: Randy Johnson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Ain’t Too Proud

Genre: 1960s R&B/Soul

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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All Shook Up

Genre: 1950s Rock & Roll

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

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All the Fun of the Fair

Genre: 1970s-1980s Classic Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

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American Idiot

Genre: 2000s Punk Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

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Baby It’s You!

Genre: 1960s Pop/Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

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Bat Out of Hell

Genre: 1970s-1990s Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Genre: 1960s-1970s Pop/Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Boogie Nights

Genre: 1970s Boogie/Disco

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Genre: 1950s Rock & Roll

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

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Bullets Over Broadway

Genre: 1910s-1930s Jazz/Pop Standards

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

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Cruel Intentions

Genre: 1990s Pop/Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Disaster!

Genre: 1970s Disco

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

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Disco Inferno

Genre: 1970s Disco

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

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Escape to Margaritaville

Genre: 1970s-2000s Country

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Fela!

Genre: 1960s-1970s Afrobeat

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

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Girl From the North Country

Genre: 1960s-2000s Folk/Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Head Over Heels

Genre: 1980s Pop/Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Honky Tonk Laundry

Genre: 1960s-2000s Country

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Hot Shoe Shuffle

Genre: 1920s-1940s Big Band/Pop

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Genre: 1960s Chanson/French Pop

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1968)

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Jagged Little Pill

Genre: 1990s-2000s Alt Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

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Jersey Boys

Genre: 1960s Pop/Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

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Leader of the Pack

Genre: 1960s Pop/Rock

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

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Mamma Mia!

Genre: 1970s-1980s Pop/Disco

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

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Million Dollar Quartet

Genre: 1950s Rock & Roll

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

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MJ The Musical

Genre: 1960s-1990s Pop

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

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Motown: The Musical

Genre: 1950s-1960s R&B/Pop/Soul

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Moulin Rouge!

Genre: Mixed

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

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Movin’ Out

Genre: 1970s-2000s Pop/Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

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On Your Feet!

Genre: 1980s-2000s Latin Pop

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Play On!

Genre: 1930s-1940s Swing/Blues

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Genre: 1960s-1990s Pop/Disco

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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Return to the Forbidden Planet

Genre: 1950s-1960s Rock & Roll

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

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Ring of Fire

Genre: 1950s-2000s Rockabilly

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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Rock of Ages

Genre: 1980s Glam Metal

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

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Saturday Night Fever

Genre: 1970s Disco

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Genre: 1970s-2000s Disco

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Sunny Afternoon

Genre: 1960s-1970s Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

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The Bodyguard

Genre: 1980s-1990s R&B/Pop

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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The Boy From Oz

Genre: 1960s-2000s Pop

Musical Type: Contemporary (1998)

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The Cher Show

Genre: 1980s-1990s Pop/Rock/Disco

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

Genre: 1950s-1960s Pop

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Genre: 1960s-2000s Rock/R&B

Musical Type: Contemporary (2018)

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We Will Rock You

Genre: 1970s-1990s Rock

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

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Which of these jukebox musicals is your favorite?

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