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My Top 10 Favorite Musicals Rhianna Regan

The synopsis is stated for each musical.

Miss Saigon

Miss saigon is placed during the Vietnam War, and tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Vietnamese woman abandoned by her American lover and then giving birth to their son, after he was sent back to America.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School.

Rent

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables takes place during the French Revolution. The main character Jean Valjean is a prisoner who breaks parole, and the police inspector, Javert, tries to hunt him down for breaking parole. Eight years later, Valjean becomes legal guardian of a child named Cosette, and it tells the story of Valjean's, Cosette's, Javert's, and many other characters struggles to find peace.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple was originally a novel written by Alice Walker, and then shaped into a musical. Celie, the protagonist and narrator of The Color Purple, is a poor, uneducated, fourteen-year-old black girl living in rural Georgia. Celie starts writing letters to God because her father, beats and rapes her. He then gives her away to a widowed man, and in her letters to God and her sister, she reveals the struggles of her life.

Beauty and the Beast

An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice . With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

Hamilton

This two act musical reveals all Alexander Hamilton's secrets throughout his career, and displays his life with an incredibly diverse cast.

Into the Woods

As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.

In the Heights

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

Mamma Mia

Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

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