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Musicals Set in the 2000s – The Complete 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 for you! Here’s the full list of musicals set in the 2000s.

The following list is broken down into two categories – “Musicals Fully Set in the 2000s” and “Musicals Partially Set in the 2000s”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.


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Musicals Fully Set in the 2000s

Altar Boyz

Music/Lyrics: Gary Adler, Michael Patrick Walker  Book: Kevin Del Aguila

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


American Idiot

Music: Green Day  Lyrics/Book: Billie Joe Armstrong  Book: Michael Mayer

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Bare

Music/Book: Damon Intrabartolo  Lyrics/Book: Jon Hartmere

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Bend It Like Beckham

Music: Howard Goodall  Lyrics: Charles Hart  Book: Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


BKLYN: The Musical

Music/Lyrics/Book: Mark Schoenfeld, Barri McPherson

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Bubble Boy

Music/Lyrics/Book: Cinco Paul  Book: Ken Daurio

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Come From Away

Music/Lyrics/Book: Irene Sankoff, David Hein

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Death Note

Music: Frank Wildhorn  Lyrics: Jack Murphy  Book: Ivan Menchell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Glory Days

Music/Lyrics: Nick Blaemire  Book: James Gardiner

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


High School Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: David Simpatico

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


In the Heights

Music/Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda  Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Jerry Springer: The Opera

Music/Lyrics/Book: Richard Thomas, Stewart Lee

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Legally Blonde

Music/Lyrics: Nell Benjamin, Laurence O’Keefe  Book: Heather Hach

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Little Fish

Music/Lyrics/Book: Michael John LaChiusa

Musical Type: Contemporary (2003)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Ordinary Days

Music/Lyrics: Adam Gwon

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music/Lyrics: William Finn  Book: Rachel Sheinkin

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


The Last Five Years

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jason Robert Brown

Musical Type: Contemporary (2001)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


The Little Big Things

Music/Lyrics: Nick Butcher  Lyrics: Tom Ling  Book: Joe White

Musical Type: Contemporary (2023)

When It’s Set: The 2000s


Musicals Partially Set in the 2000s

Allegiance

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jay Kuo  Book: Marc Acito, Lorenzo Thione

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

When It’s Set: 1940s/2000s


First Daughter Suite

Music/Lyrics: Michael John La Chiusa

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

When It’s Set: 1970s/1980s/2000s


See What I Wanna See

Music/Lyrics/Book: Michael John LaChiusa

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

When It’s Set: Medieval/1950s/2000s


Shane Warne

Music/Lyrics/Book: Eddie Perfect

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

When It’s Set: 1990s/2000s


The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Music/Lyrics: David Nehls  Book: Betsy Kelso

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

When It’s Set: 1980s/2000s


More Musicals by Setting

Musicals Set in the 1800s

Musicals Set in the 1900s

Musicals Set in the 1910s

• Musicals Set in the 1920s

Musicals Set in the 1930s

Musicals Set in the 1940s

Musicals Set in the 1950s

Musicals Set in the 1960s

Musicals Set in the 1970s

Musicals Set in the 1980s

Musicals Set in the 1990s

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Which of these musicals set in the 2000s is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above musicals set in the 2000s? 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 the 2000s.
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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