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- Posted:Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Musical theatre has been around for years and has long been a popular interest for many people. Today more than ever there are more theatres filling up and productions running in cities around the globe. The popularity of musical theatre has grown thanks to contemporary and innovative shows and even television shows incorporating the concept of musical theatre itself. When it comes to musical theatre its fans are more than willing to travel as there are only certain places that will be showing the latest production or run of a show. For years there were only two top runners in locations for musical theatre; however the location stage for musical theatre is starting to broaden. Here’s a list of our top locations to see the latest production of a new hit musical or to catch the last run of your favourite musical show.
London’s West End has always been a forerunner in showcasing the best of the best in musical theatre. Today, the theatres of the West End are as busy and lit up as ever as fans flock nightly to see their favourite London musicals on the big stage or catch the opening night of the newest hit in the musical theatre world. London is also a destination where people will travel to with the sole purpose of catching a West End show as the city is renowned for its spectacular shows. If you’re visiting London soon then make sure to check what’s playing in the theatre district of the West End while you’re there so you don’t miss out on the experience of a London musical.
If you are looking to catch a long running musical theatre show in Canada then Toronto will be your best bet. The theatres and stages of Toronto have played host to some of the worlds most popular and long running shows.
The theatre district in New York is simply referred to as Broadway. You will find New York’s theatre district located just off Times Square and it is regarded as the crème del a crème of musical theatre in the English speaking world. Many world famous musical productions started off in small off Broadway theatres and these Broadway musicals finally made it to New York’s bigger stages before travelling the world. Anyone with an interest in musical theatre will not leave New York without taking in at least one Broadway musical.
For Spanish speaking musicals the best place to catch the most popular ones is Madrid. Madrid is brimming with art and culture so it’s no surprise to learn that you will catch a musical production here too. In fact Spain has its own form of musical theatre that’s called Zarzuela.
Chicago is no stranger to top musical productions as it often plays host to many travelling shows. Chicago has a small theatre district however the shows it stages are world famous. If you are visiting Chicago make sure you check the listings for Chicago musical theatre as you could be surprised to find an award winning show being staged.