45+ Musicals Set in France – A Full List

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 set in France are included below.

The following list is broken down into two categories – “Musicals Fully Set in France” and “Musicals Partially Set in France”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.


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Musicals Fully Set in France

Amélie

Music: Daniel Messé  Lyrics: Daniel Messé, Nathan Tysen  Book: Craig Lucas

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Amour

Music: Michel Legrand  Lyrics/Book: Jeremy Sams, Didier Van Cauwelaert

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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An American in Paris

Music: George Gershwin  Lyrics: Ira Gershwin  Book: Craig Lucas

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Contemporary (2014)

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Beauty and the Beast

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice  Book: Linda Woolverton

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1994)

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Black and Blue

Music: W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, Big Maybelle

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Revue (1985)

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Can-Can

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Abe Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

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Carnival!

Music: Bob Merrill  Lyrics: Bob Merrill  Book: Michael Stewart

Musical Type: Post Golden Age (1961)

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Cinderella

Music: Rodgers  Book/Lyrics: Hammerstein  Book: Douglas Carter Beane

Musical Type: Golden Age/Contemporary (1957/2013)

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Cinderella

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  Lyrics: David Zippel  Book: Emerald Fennell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

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Coco

Music:  André Previn  Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

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Dear World

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman  Book: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek  Book: Jeffrey Lane

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

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Divorce Me, Darling!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sandy Wilson

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

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Fanny

Music/Lyrics: Harold Rome  Book: S.N. Behrman, Joshua Logan

Musical Type: Golden Age (1954)

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Fifty Million Frenchmen

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1929)

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Gigi

Music: Frederick Loewe  Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1973)

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Goodtime Charley

Music: Larry Grossman  Lyrics: Hal Hackady  Book: Sidney Michaels

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

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Irma La Douce

Music: Marguerite Monnot  Lyrics/Book: Alexandre Breffort

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

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La Cage aux Folles

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman  Book: Harvey Fierstein

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

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Les Misérables

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg  Lyrics: Alan Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel  Book: Schönberg, Boublil

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1980)

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Lucky in the Rain

Music: Jimmy McHugh  Lyrics: Dorothy Fields, Harold Adamson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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Marguerite

Music: Michel Legrand  Lyrics: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer  Book: Schönberg, Kent, Boublil

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

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Martin Guerre

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg  Lyrics: Boublil, Hardy, Clark  Book: Schönberg, Boublil

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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Moulin Rouge!

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: John Logan

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2018)

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Phantom

Music/Lyrics: Maury Yeston  Book: Arthur Kopit

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

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Sunday in the Park With George

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim  Book: James Lapine

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

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The Baker’s Wife

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz  Book: Joseph Stein

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

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The Boy Friend

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sandy Wilson

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Music: Frank Wildhorn  Lyrics/Book: Jack Murphy

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

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The Grand Tour

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman  Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz  Book: Lapine, Parnell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

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The Phantom of the Opera

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

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

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You Never Know

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter, Robert Katscher  Book: Rowland Leigh

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1938)

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Musicals Partially Set in France

A Tale of Two Cities

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jill Santoriello

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

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Ben Franklin in Paris

Music: Jerry Herman, Mark Sandrich, Jr.  Lyrics/Book: Sidney Michaels

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

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Flowers for Mrs Harris

Music/Lyrics: Richard Taylor  Book: Rachel Wagstaff

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Music: Jule Styne  Lyrics: Leo Robin  Book: Joseph Fields, Anita Loos

Musical Type: Golden Age (1949)

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I Married an Angel

Music: Richard Rodgers  Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1938)

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Lestat

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

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Miss Liberty

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin  Book: Robert E. Sherwood

Musical Type: Golden Age (1949)

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No Strings

Music/Lyrics: Richard Rodgers  Book: Samuel A. Taylor

Musical Type: Post Golden Age (1962)

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Nymph Errant

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Romney Brent

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1933)

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Silk Stockings

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Kaufman, MacGrath, Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

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The Girl in Pink Tights

Music: Sigmund Romberg  Lyrics: Leo Robin  Book: Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age Operetta (1954)

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The New Moon

Music: Sigmund Romberg  Lyrics/Book: Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, Laurence Schwab

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Operetta (1927)

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Music: Frank Wildhorn  Book/Lyrics: Nan Knighton

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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Tovarich

Music: Lee Pockriss  Lyrics: Anne Croswell  Book: David Shaw

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1963)

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Victor/Victoria

Music: Henry Mancini, Frank Wildhorn  Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse, Wildhorn  Book: Blake Edwards

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1995)

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Which of these musicals set in France is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above musicals set in France? 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 Set in France.
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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