So one thing that people don’t realize is that Broadway and Musical Theatre offers a huge selection of shows for you to enjoy for each holiday. When you go to a show you normally get taken to a new place where the show takes place and just like Halloween, there are costumes, there can be death, there can be parties and there can be tons of tricks and treats for the audiences. You can find princesses and fairies, witches and phantoms. There are devils and demons and even Biblical characters. If you are stuck with looking for something to do for Halloween, you may want to think about going to a broadway show or renting one to watch with friends at home and decorating your house like the stage or theatre. Here are my top ten broadway shows or musicals for Halloween.
Not only is The Rocky Horror Show perfect for Halloween, but they actually expect you to show up in character. You have costumes, aliens, romance and tons of singing and dancing. Get your Time Warp on with this cult classic and enjoy Halloween Transyvanian style with the cast of the Rocky Horror Show.
2. Sweeny Todd.
Sweeny Todd starts out in a dungeon and with an eerie and gruesome song. It then leads you through the life of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. As you watch how he becomes a murderer and turns the local people in the town into meat pies then serves them to their friends you laugh and be grossed out as you watch and enjoy some fun songs and fabulous characters. Perfect for Halloween or just an odd night out on Broadway.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Although this show had never made it to Broadway, it is a musical that is all about the world and land of Halloween. Watch as Jack Skellington tries to bring together the worlds of Christmas and Halloween while the Boogey Man tries to kill Santa Claus. You’ll laugh and be amazed with the imagination of Tim Burton and the amazing music of Tim Rice while you journey into a land of Halloween and Terror through the lives of a love stricken rag doll and a Skeleton who wants to find out if there is more to life than just Halloween.
4. The Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz is a classic musical movie that has delighted and amazed families for generations. You can sing a long with Dorothy, The Tinman, The Cowardly Lion, The Scarecrow, the Munchkins and even the Wizard. You get to watch the Wicked Witch of the West fight with Dorothy and you can watch as Glinda the good witch helps to save the day. Enjoy Halloween night with some of the most loved characters in Movie Musical History and visit the land of Oz with all of your friends and family.
If the Wizard of Oz doesn’t do it for you, try the other side of the story and go to see Wicked on Broadway. Learn the real reason why Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West and how she and Glinda got to know each other and became the people they became. Learn about what happened in Oz before Dorothy blew and in and even find out how Dorothy had arrived in Oz. Perfect for Halloween, you can dress up as your favorite characters and enjoy this breathtaking show with amazing music and incredible special effects and dancing.
6. The Phantom of the Opera.
The Phantom of the Opera is the perfect spooky and romantic Broadway Show for Halloween. Cuddle up with the person you love or throw your own Mascaraed Ball and enjoy the classic love story from Andrew Lloyd Weber. Watch as Christine becomes the lead in her Ballet and Theatre and as the Phantom helps to train her to become the star she was meant to be. This love story is not only one of the most well known and well loved stories and shows in Broadway history but it is perfect for Halloween and for just you and your partner or even to share with a group of friends.
7. Moulin Rouge.
Moulin Rouge is one of the most popular Movie Musicals from the 90’s. Nicole Kidman takes you back to France for a magical and Absinthe filled adventure through the life of a performer in a burlesque theatre and with a man who falls in love. Watch the cast perform amazing musical numbers in over the top costumes to some of the most fun and familiar rock and pop songs from the 90’s.
8. Into the Woods.
No other show takes you into another land like Into the Woods. Watch as your favorite storybook characters come to life and interact with each other. Watch birds peck out people’s eyes, dresses fall from trees and even wicked witches turn out to be good. Watch bakers fight Giants and princes and princesses fall in love. This classic show is perfect for people who are looking for a fun show to watch on Halloween.
9. Young Frankenstein.
This story of Dr. Frankenstein’s family coming back to Transylvania is not only one of the most brilliant shows produced by Mel Brooks but one that one of my favorite Actors, Megan Mullally (Karen from Will and Grace), helped make famous on broadway. Roll in the hay with the locals in their old town and watch as the new Dr. Frankenstein brings a new monster to life. This classic show is a perfect one to watch as you get to enjoy seeing one of the most famous and classic Halloween Monsters come to life on stage.
10. The Addams Family.
The Addams Family is one of the most well known families from TV and is also now one of the most popular shows on Broadway. Watch as they interact and share their love of death and life with their audiences. The Addams Family Musical is the perfect show to go to on Halloween if you can get a ticket. Watch as Gomez, Morticia and everyone else from the Addams Family come to life and enjoy Halloween with an entirely new show to watch and tons of fun songs to enjoy as The Addams Family comes to life to help you enjoy Halloween.
There are a ton of other shows for you to enjoy on Halloween and if you have another personal favorite, please feel free to leave a comment below.