↳ GUIDE: Musicals You Can and Can’t Get Rights To
You don’t have to just do RENT or West Side Story in your roleplays anymore! This will give you a long list of musicals that rights are available for purchase. There’s also a very short list of musicals that aren’t available for purchase.
Of course, there are hundreds more musicals that are both available and unavailable, but these are just the most popular ones.
Please remember to make it realistic. Musical Theatre International would never sell the rights to Spring Awakening to a high school. Don’t have a college perform Oliver!
Note that some of these musicals would be far more expensive than others. Phantom would cost a considerable amount more than Zombie Prom would. If your department isn’t that well funded, you probably won’t be doing Phantom.
Some of these shows are more dance oriented, while others are more vocal. Don’t do CATS if you have a Fiddler cast.