23+ Musicals About Sports – A Full List of Shows

Whether you’re doing some research, putting on a show, or simply looking for 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 for you! A full list of musicals about sports are listed below.

The following list is broken down into five categories – “Musicals About Baseball”, “Musicals About Basketball”, “Musicals About Football, “Musicals About Soccer”, and “Musicals About Sports (Other)”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.


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Musicals About Baseball

These musicals either feature baseball in the plot or mention baseball in a specific song.


Dear Evan Hansen

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Songs About Baseball: “To Break in a Glove”

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Damn Yankees

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Songs About Baseball: “Six Months Out of Every Year”

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Diamonds

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Revue (1984)

Songs About Baseball: “What You’d Call a Dream”

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Falsettos

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Songs About Baseball: “The Baseball Game”

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Meet John Doe

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Songs About Baseball: “Bigger Than Baseball”

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Ragtime

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

Songs About Baseball: “What a Game”

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

Songs About Baseball: “T-E-A-M (The Baseball Game)”

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Musicals About Basketball

These musicals either feature basketball in the plot or mention basketball in a specific song.


High School Musical

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Songs About Basketball: “Get’cha Head in the Game”, “Wildcat Cheer”

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Lysistrata Jones

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Songs About Basketball: “Lay Low”

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Promises, Promises

Musical Type: Post Golden Age (1968)

Songs About Basketball: “She Likes Basketball”

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The Full Monty

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Songs About Basketball: “Michael Jordan’s Ball”

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Musicals About Football

These musicals either feature football in the plot or mention football in a specific song.


A Family Affair

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

Songs About Football: “Football Game”

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All American

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1962)

Songs About Football: “Physical Fitness”

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Good News!

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1927)

Songs About Football: “Today’s the Day”

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Wonderful Town

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Songs About Football: “Pass the Football”

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Musicals About Soccer

Bend It Like Beckham

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Songs About Soccer: “Just a Game”

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The Beautiful Game

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Songs About Soccer: “The Beautiful Game”, “Clean the Kit”, “The Final”

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Musicals About Sports (Other)

Bring It On

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Cheerleading

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City of Angels

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Tennis (“The Tennis Song”)

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Falsettos

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Racquetball (“More Racquetball”)

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Golden Boy

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Boxing

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Golf: The Musical

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Golf

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Lysistrata Jones

Musical Type: Contemporary (2011)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Cheerleading

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Nunset Boulevard

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Bowling

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Rocky

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Boxing

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The Body Beautiful

Musical Type: Golden Age (1958)

Sport Mentioned/Featured: Boxing

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Which of these musicals about sports is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above musicals about sports? 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 Musicals About Sports.
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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