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Musicals Set in Germany – The 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 set in Germany are included below.

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


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Musicals Fully Set in Germany

Cabaret

Music: John Kander  Lyrics: Fred Ebb  Book: Joe Masteroff

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

Setting: Germany (Berlin)


Grand Hotel

Music/Lyrics: Robert Wright, George Forrest, Maury Yeston  Book: Luther Davis

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

Setting: Germany (Berlin)


Harmony

Music: Barry Manilow  Lyrics/Book: Bruce Sussman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Setting: Germany (Berlin)


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Trask  Book: John Cameron Mitchell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Setting: Germany (Berlin)


In the Green

Music/Lyrics/Book: Grace McLean

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

Setting: Germany


Pardon My English

Music: George Gershwin  Lyrics: Ira Gershwin  Book: Herbert Fields, Morrie Ryskind

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1933)

Setting: Germany


Spring Awakening

Music: Duncan Sheik  Lyrics/Book: Steven Sater

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Setting: Germany


The Student Prince

Music: Sigmund Romberg  Lyrics/Book: Dorothy Donnelly

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1924)

Setting: Germany (Fictional)


Musicals Partially Set in Germany

Call Me Madam

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin  Book: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

Musical Type: Golden Age (1950)

Setting: Germany (Fictional) / USA (Washington DC)


Frankenstein

Music: Mark Baron  Lyrics/Book: Jeffrey Jackson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Setting: Arctic / Europe / Germany / Switzerland


Passing Strange

Music/Lyrics/Book: Stew  Music: Heidi Rodewald

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Setting: Germany (Berlin) / Netherlands (Amsterdam) / USA (California)


The Rothschilds

Music: Jerry Bock  Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick  Book: Sherman Yellen

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970)

Setting: England (London) / Germany


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Which of these musicals set in Germany is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above musicals set in Germany? 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 Germany.
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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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