Musicals have been an integral part of theater for centuries. Music of these musicals are very soothing. In London, where the theater scene is quite prominent and known to be at par with the New York Broadway, this genre of theater plays is dominant. Some of the most celebrated shows of this genus currently playing at the various venues in London are listed below.
The Lion King at the Lyceum Theater:
The outstandingly imaginative costumes, the awesome sets and the soothing rhythms of Africa transport you to a majestic land of characters that simply win you over. The tale we all have seen and loved in the movie is presented in the most dazzling way through the moving theater performances of all the actors. The show has 25 species of animal, insect, fish and bird in its cast, which are represented by puppet and actors, and fill the stage with magic. The show features music of Elton John and Tim Rice, and is directed by the talented Julie Taymor.
The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theater:
Based on the Gaston Leroux gothic novel about life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House, the musical is a story of a mysterious masked man who falls in love with a beautiful young soprano, Christine. Directed by Harold Prince, the cast includes names like Earl Carpenter, Ramin Karimloo, Gina Beck, Robyn North, Barry James, Simon Bailey, and Gareth Snook.
Stomp at the Ambassadors Theater:
A fast-paced combination of music, tap dance and drumming, Stomp is a high-energy performance from start to finish. It is a show that appeals to audiences of all ages with its inventiveness, as eight performers use unimaginable things like matchboxes, hammers and wooden poles to create rhythm. A wordless show, it is a must-see for any tourist who does not understand English.
An ultimate feel-good show about a daughter, a mother and three possible dads. The musical is made with ABBA’s familiar songs such as Souper Trouper, Dancing Queen, and Thank You for the Music, and knowing me, knowing you. Written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phillida Lloyd, more than 10 million people around the world have seen this show and loved it.
Wicked the Musical at the Apollo Victoria:
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the play is a tale of the Witches of Oz. The award-winning musical is a fantastic prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum. The story revolves around the life events of two witches and their profound friendship that starts at sorcery school. The cast the show includes Rachel Tucker as Elphaba, Gina Beck as Glinda and Matt Willis as Fiyero.
Other musicals that are at the top of the favorite list for patrons include Shrek The Musical, Les Miserables, Thriller – Live, Billy Elliot – The Musical, Jersey Boys, Blood Brothers, Ghost The Musical, The Wizard of Oz, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, and We Will Rock You.
You can find London opera tickets at many venues across town, although most theatergoers these days prefer buying tickets for theater shows through online portals. There are distinct reasons for this. First of all, many online ticketing sites offer play tickets at discounted prices. Secondly, online shopping is most convenient for those who lead a busy life and do not have the time to run down to the Box office and procure the tickets for London shows personally. Many official ticketing websites also provide seating charts to help you choose the section or even the exact seats you wish to sit in. Plus, you can buy your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment. Such provisions have promoted online ticket sales to a great extent.
Terry Godier is 36 years old freelancer writer and content builder for London Theatre Direct and he spends entire day in Internet browsing to search and collect the information about entertainment like musical shows, movies, dramas as well as new plays.