Top 10 Jukebox Musicals

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Kate Graham as Tanya, Sara Poyzer as Donna and Ricky Butt as Rosie in MAMMA MIA! Photo: Brinkhoff & Mögenburg
Kate Graham as Tanya, Sara Poyzer as Donna and Ricky Butt as Rosie in MAMMA MIA! Photo: Brinkhoff & Mögenburg

From Mamma Mia! to We Will Rock You, we all have our favourite jukebox musical.

Here is our roundup of the Top 10 jukebox musicals.

10. Rock of Ages 

Rock of Ages features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison, Europe and more. This musical opened on Broadway back in 2009 and ran for 2,328 performances before opening in London 2011.

9. On Your Feet! 

On Your Feet! The story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan tells the true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. This musical features songs ‘Rhythm Is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.

7. We Will Rock You 

We Will Rock You is a jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The original West End production opened at the Dominion Theatre on 14th May 2002 and ran until 31st May 2014. The original West End cast of We Will Rock You featured Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D. Clarke and Kerry Ellis.

6. Bat Out of Hell: The Musical

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell: The Musical premiered at the Manchester Opera House in February 2017 before opening at The London Coliseum. The production then transferred to the Dominion Theatre in April 2018. Bat Out of Hell features the music of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf.

5. Jersey Boys 

Jersey Boys is a Tony and Olivier award-winning jukebox musical, that features the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

4. & Juliet 

& Juliet is a new West End musical that tells the tale of one independent young woman. & Juliet proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…

& Juliet features some of the biggest pop anthems from acclaimed songwriter Max Martin and recorded by artists including Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, all brilliantly arranged by Tony® and Grammy Award-winning orchestrator Bill Sherman.

3. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical 

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical tells the real-life story of Tina Turner. From her youth in Nutbush, Tennessee, through her tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner, and finally her comeback as a star. This production is currently playing at London’s Aldwych Theatre in the West End.

2. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, is a multi-award-winning jukebox musical. This musical follows the life of Carole King, and the people she met along the way including her husband and friends Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

1. Mamma Mia! 

At number 1 and probably the most popular and famous jukebox musical, is Mamma Mia! This musical tells the story of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads on a Greek island. Opening in London in 1999, the musical features ABBA’s pop masterpieces and has now been seen live on stage by 65 million people across the world, and turned into two record-breaking movies – MAMMA MIA! The Movie and MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again.

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