31+ Musicals with Animals in Them – 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 with animals in them are listed below.

The following list is broken down into three categories – “Musicals with Animals in Them”, “JR. Musicals with Animals in Them”, and “Musicals with Animals in their Titles”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.


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Musicals with Animals in Them

A Year with Frog and Toad

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

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Aladdin

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary (2011)

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Annie

Animal Featured: Live dog

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

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Cats

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

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Doctor Dolittle

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

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Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play”

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Finding Nemo

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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Frozen

Animals Featured: Performer in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Honk!

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

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Into the Woods

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

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James and the Giant Peach

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

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Just So

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

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Legally Blonde

Animal Featured: Live dog

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

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Let It Ride

Animals Featured: Set/Props/Other

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

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Love Birds

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Moby Dick

Animals Featured: Set/Props/Other

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)

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Seussical

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

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Shrek

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

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Snoopy!!!

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

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Space Dogs

Animals Featured: Set/Props/Other

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

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Tarzan

Animals Featured: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary (2006)

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The Apple Tree

Animals Featured: Performer in Costume

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

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The Lion King

Animals Featured: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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The Little Mermaid

Animals Featured: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: 1989 Film/Contemporary Musical (2007)

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The SpongeBob Musical

Animals Featured: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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The Three Little Pigs

Animals Featured: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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The Wind in the Willows

Animals Featured: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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The Wizard of Oz

Animals Featured: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Pre-Contemporary (1939/1987)

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Animals Featured: Performer in Costume

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

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JR. Musicals with Animals in Them

101 Dalmatians KIDS

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary/Post-Golden Age

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Madagascar  – A Musical Adventure JR.

Animals Featured: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary

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Moana JR.

Animals Featured: Performer in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary

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Musicals with Animals in their Titles

These musicals have animals in their titles although animals may not be featured.


Big Fish

Animals Featured: Implied fish

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Drat! The Cat!

Animals Featured: A “cat burglar”

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

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Groundhog Day

Animals Featured: Implied groundhog

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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The Frogs

Animals Featured: Ensemble frogs

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

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We are the Tigers

Animals Featured: N/A

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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When Pigs Fly

Animals Featured: N/A

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Revue (1996)

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Which of these musicals with animals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above musicals about animals? 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 with Animals.
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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