21+ Hilarious Musical Parodies to Add to Your List

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 musical parodies for you below!

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Musical Parodies

Avenue Q

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

What It’s Parodying: Sesame Street

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Dames at Sea

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

What It’s Parodying: 1930s Movie Musicals

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Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2011)

What It’s Parodying: 1970s Disaster Films

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Drat! The Cat!

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

What It’s Parodying: Late-Victorian Melodrama

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Evil Dead

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

What It’s Parodying: The Evil Dead film series

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Forbidden Broadway

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary Series

What It’s Parodying: Musical Theatre

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Little Mary Sunshine

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

What It’s Parodying: Old-Fashioned Operettas and Musicals

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Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

What It’s Parodying: The Silence of the Lambs

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Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

What It’s Parodying: The Arthurian Legend/Various

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Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

What It’s Parodying: Hamilton

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Spies Are Forever

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

What It’s Parodying: The Spy Film Genre

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Stranger Sings!

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

What It’s Parodying: Stranger Things

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

What It’s Parodying: 1920s Musical Comedies

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The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)!

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

What It’s Parodying: Musicals

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The Trail to Oregon!

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

What It’s Parodying: The Oregon Trail

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The Rocky Horror Show

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1973)

What It’s Parodying: 1930s Sci-Fi/Horror B Movies

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Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

What It’s Parodying: Disney’s Aladdin

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Other Musical Parodies

Here’s a list of additional musical parodies that are not as mainstream as the ones above.

Parental Warning: Many musical parodies have adult themes/content, and most of the shows below fall into that category.

50 Shades! The Musical

A Very Potter Musical

Fellowship! The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring

Gossip Girl: The Parody Musical

Say My Name!: The Unauthorized Breaking Bad Parody Musical

Thrones! The Musical Parody

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Wicket: A Parody Musical

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Which of these musical parodies is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above parody 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 Musical Parodies.
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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