Spring Musicals – 25 Lovely Shows for the Season

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 that either mention spring or are set in springtime are listed below!


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Spring Musicals

A New Brain

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Frogs Have So Much Spring”, “I Feel So Much Spring”

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A Year With Frog and Toad

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

Songs That Mention Spring: “It’s Spring”, “Seeds”

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Baker Street

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Finding Words for Spring”

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Bare

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Spring”

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Calendar Girls

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Spring Fete”, “The Flowers of Yorkshire”

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Camelot

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Songs That Mention Spring: “The Lusty Month of May”

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Canterbury Tales

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1968)

Songs That Mention Spring: “April Song”

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Flahooley!

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

Songs That Mention Spring: “The Springtime Cometh”

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Fugitive Songs

Musical Type: Contemporary/Song Cycle (2008)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Spring Cleaning”

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Giant

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Did Spring Come to Texas?”

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Hadestown

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Wedding Song”, “Livin’ It Up On Top”, “Flowers”

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Holiday Inn

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2014)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Easter Parade”

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Life Begins at 8:40

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Revue (1934)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Spring Fever”

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Sail Away

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Later Than Spring”

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Musical Type: 1954 Film/Pre-Contemporary Musical (1982)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Spring, Spring, Spring”

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South Pacific

Musical Type: Golden Age (1949)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Younger Than Springtime”

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State Fair

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Golden Age (1996)

Songs That Mention Spring: “It Might As Well Be Spring” / “Reprise”

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The Color Purple

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Church Ladies’ Easter”

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The Day Before Spring

Musical Type: Golden Age (1945)

Songs That Mention Spring: “The Day Before Spring”

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The Happiest Girl in the World

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age/Operetta (1961)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Five Minutes of Spring”

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The Producers

Musical Type: 1967 Film/Contemporary Musical (2001)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Springtime for…”

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The Secret Garden

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1991)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Winter’s On the Wing”, “Spring Music”

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The Wind in the Willows

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Spring”

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Thomas and the King

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

Songs That Mention Spring: “Improbable as Spring”

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Three Wishes for Jamie

Musical Type: Golden Age (1952)

Songs That Mention Spring: “It Must Be Springtime”, “April Face”

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Which of these spring musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above spring musicals? 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 Spring Musicals.
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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