A Theater Lover’s University!

When I started my journey, I was lost. I didn’t know where to go to find out what shows were playing in Salt Lake, where to get discount tickets to Broadway shows and in general, how to expand my knowledge of theater.  Years later, I am departing what I have learned to you. Here are just a few things I’ve picked up along the way!

Shows to see while you are in New York

NYC

Pretty much all shows will run about about $100 to $150 per ticket. Plays will be a bit cheaper.  You can usually find discount tickets for 40%-50% off but not for Wicked, Lion King or Book of Mormon right now. Listing of current Broadway shows.

Traditional Musical:

  • Wicked, Lion King, Phantom, Newsies, Memphis or Chicago
  • Crowd Favs – not high on my list but people love them: 
  • Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages or Mamma Mia.
  • I enjoyed but not a blockbuster:
  • Spiderman – not for your avid theater goer but a family pleaser

Not So Traditional:

  • Avenue Q – won a Tony, Sesame Street fun but for the adults – Off Broadway
  • Book of Mormon – Tony winner! excellent reviews, very offensive, from the creators of south park, hard to get tickets.
  • Once – Tony for Best Musical 2012

Revivals – nice and traditional

  • Evita
  • Anything Goes
  • Follies (2012 Best Revival)

Play (non-musical):

  • War Horse
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Clybourne Park
  • Sleep No More – a haunted house retelling of Macbeth. Totally crazy and totally NYC.

For more information or questions about shows not listed here – email me for questions and recommendations!

Get discount tickets through Broadway Box – half off will run you $70-80 in most cases. Best place to see what is running and find information is Broadway World. Another favorite site for NY discount information is Broadway for Broke People. 

Disclaimer: I like dramas that are edgy.  Language and themes are of no concern for me.  One should always research the show to make sure content is appropriate for all those who are attending.

Tips and Tricks (Discounts, Where to go for information, Twitter, Books, etc.)

Local

NYC News NYC

NYC Discount Tickets

Twitter Recommendations

DVD Library

  1. 1776
  2. A Chorus Line
  3. Across the Universe
  4. Best of the Tony Awards: The Plays
  5. Broadway: The American Musical
  6. Broadway’s Lost Treasures: I, II, and III
  7. Cabaret
  8. Chess in Concert
  9. Chicago
  10. Company
  11. Dreamgirls
  12. Evita
  13. Fiddler on the Roof
  14. Foose
  15. Footloose
  16. Follies in Concert
  17. Glee: Season 1
  18. Grease
  19. Hair
  20. Hairspray
  21. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  22. High School Musical
  23. Hollo Dolly
  24. Into the Woods
  25. King and I (1956)
  26. Jesus Christ Superstar (2000 version)
  27. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  28. Les Mis – 25th Anniversary
  29. Mamma Mia!
  30. Meet me in St. Louis
  31. Moulin Rouge
  32. Music Man (1961)
  33. Music Man (2003)
  34. My Fair Lady
  35. Newsies
  36. Passion
  37. Phantom in Concert
  38. Producers
  39. Putting it Together
  40. Rent
  41. Rent Recorded on Broadway
  42. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  43. Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall
  44. Sound of Music
  45. South Pacific
  46. Sunday in the Park with George
  47. Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp Version)
  48. Sweeney Todd in Concert
  49. Tale of Two Cities
  50. Tommy
  51. Wiz
  52. West Side Story

Cast Recording Library

* Highly Recommend / ** Can’t Live Without

  1. 13
  2. 1776 *
  3. 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee *
  4. 42nd Street
  5. 9 to 5
  6. Across the Universe *
  7. Adams Family
  8. Aida **
  9. Ain’t Misbehavin’
  10. All That Jazz
  11. Alter Boyz **
  12. American Idiot **
  13. Andrew Lloyd Weber – Now and Forever
  14. Annie
  15. Annie Get Your Gun
  16. Apple Tree
  17. Anything Goes
  18. Aspects of Love
  19. Assassins *
  20. Avenue Q **
  21. Babes in Arms
  22. Bare **
  23. Big
  24. Billy Elliot
  25. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
  26. Bombay Dreams
  27. Book of Mormon
  28. Boy from Oz
  29. Bright Lights, Big City *
  30. Broadway Sampler 2010/2011
  31. Buffy: Once More with Feeling **
  32. Bye Bye Birdie
  33. Cabaret
  34. Camelot *
  35. Candide
  36. Carousel
  37. Catch <e if You Can
  38. Catered Affair
  39. Cats
  40. Chess (2008)**
  41. Chicago **
  42. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  43. Chorus LIne *
  44. Carols for a Cure (all volumes)**
  45. Civil War *
  46. Colma
  47. Company *
  48. Curtains
  49. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  50. Dreamgirls
  51. Dr. Horrible
  52. Drowsy Chaperon **
  53. Evita (Movie) **
  54. Evita (2012)
  55. Fanny
  56. Fiddler on the Roof *
  57. Flower Drum Song
  58. Footloose (movie)*
  59. Footloose: The Musical
  60. Forbidden Broadway (all volumes)*
  61. Full Monty
  62. Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum**
  63. Gigi
  64. Glee (all volumes)**
  65. Glory Days **
  66. Grease
  67. Grey Gardens
  68. Guttenberg: The Musical
  69. Gypsy
  70. Hair
  71. Hairspray
  72. Hedwig and the Angry Inch **
  73. Hello Dolly
  74. High Fidelity *
  75. High School Music (all volumes)
  76. How to Succeed in Business….
  77. How to Succeed in Business…. (2011)
  78. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! *
  79. In the Heights *
  80. In Trousers/March of the Falsettos/Falsettoland
  81. Into the Woods**
  82. Jesus Chris Superstar (7 versions)**
  83. Jekeyll & Hyde *
  84. Jersey Boys
  85. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat *
  86. Kiss of the Spiderwoman
  87. Kiss me Kate
  88. La Cage Aux Folles *
  89. Last Five Years *
  90. Legally Blonde **
  91. Les Miserables (Full Symphonic) **
  92. Les Miserables (10th Anniversary)
  93. Les Miserables (25th Anniversary)
  94. Les Miserables (Paris Cast)
  95. Lestat **
  96. Light in the Piazza
  97. Lion King
  98. Little Night Music
  99. Little Shop of Horrors
  100. Little Women
  101. Love Never Dies *
  102. Mame
  103. Mamma Mia!
  104. Man of La Mancha
  105. Man of No Importance *
  106. Mary Poppins
  107. Memphis
  108. Menopause the Musical
  109. Merrily We Roll Along
  110. Million Dollar Quartet
  111. Miss Saigon *
  112. Moulin Rouge *
  113. Movin’ Out
  114. Music Man **
  115. My Fair Lady
  116. My Turn on Earth
  117. Mystery of Edwin Drood
  118. Newsies (Broadway)
  119. Newsies (Movie)**
  120. Next to Normal **
  121. Oklahoma
  122. Once
  123. Once on This Island
  124. Ordinary Days *
  125. Our First Mistake (Kerrigan & Lowdermilk songs)
  126. Pajama Game
  127. Paint Your Wagon
  128. Pacific Overtures
  129. Parade*
  130. Passing Strange
  131. Passion
  132. Phantom of the Opera – OBC **
  133. Phantom of the Opera – Movie **
  134. Phantom (Yeston) *
  135. Phantom of the Opera (Vox Lumiere)
  136. Pirate Queen
  137. Pirates of Penzance *
  138. Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  139. Producers *
  140. Promises Promises
  141. Rent – Broadway **
  142. Rent – Movie **
  143. Rock of Ages
  144. Rooms *
  145. Saturday’s Warrior
  146. Scarlet Pimpernel *
  147. Scottsboro Boys
  148. Secret Garden *
  149. Shrek
  150. Side by Side by Sondheim
  151. Snoopy
  152. Sondheim on Sondheim *
  153. Songs for a New World
  154. Sound of Music *
  155. Spamalot
  156. Spiderman Turn Off the Dark
  157. Spring Awakening **
  158. Story of my Life *
  159. Sunday in the Park with George *
  160. Sunset Boulevard *
  161. Sweeney Todd – Movie **
  162. Sweeney Todd – OBC
  163. Sweet Charity
  164. Tale of Two Cities *
  165. Thout Shalt Not
  166. tick, tick…Boom! *
  167. Titanic
  168. title of show *
  169. Urinetown **
  170. Victor/Victoria
  171. We Will Rock You
  172. West Side Story **
  173. Whisper House
  174. Wicked **
  175. Wild Party
  176. Wizard of Oz
  177. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  178. Wonderful World
  179. Wonderland
  180. Xanadu
  181. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
  182. Young Frankenstein *
  183. Zanna, Don’t! **