DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – The Top 100

Now that all of the shows that make up the top one hundred are accounted for, I thought I’d put up the whole list with the scores. I have also made a Spotify playlist of all of the song recommendations – there are 103 shows on the list, but only 100 of them are on … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – The Top 100

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 1 – Les Miserables

1. Les Miserables Points – 226 Votes – 33 Firsts – 8 Here it is – DAODS’ Top Musical of all time, and it actually wasn’t even close, with nearly half of members having it in their lists, and well over two hundred points, it took the lead after about three votes and never left … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 1 – Les Miserables

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 2 – Jesus Christ Superstar

2. Jesus Christ Superstar Points – 144 Votes – 19 Firsts – 7 When they were originally trying to pitch Jesus Christ Superstar, they were told it was “the worst idea in history”.  Someone, somewhere, probably regretted saying that. Unable to find anywhere willing to support them in making this into a live production, it … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 2 – Jesus Christ Superstar

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 3 – Come From Away

3. Come From Away Points – 136 Votes – 20 Firsts – 0 I think it is probably fair to say that this is the surprise package of this entire process.  Having only launched here in the UK last year, it hasn’t had much time to really sear itself into the consciousness of the general … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 3 – Come From Away

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 4 – Hamilton

4. Hamilton Points – 129 Votes – 16 Firsts – 6 I taught Hamilton to a year eleven class once.  I started by giving them a history lesson about the founding fathers of America.  You have never seen a more bored group of teenagers (I have, in many, many of my other lessons).  I showed … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 4 – Hamilton

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 5 – Wicked

5. Wicked Points – 126 Votes – 20 Firsts – 4 When Wicked first happened, it felt like one of those shows that was going to stick around.  It felt like a phenomenon, and in Defying Gravity, it felt like we had a hit that would transcend musical theatre for the first time in a … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 5 – Wicked

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 6 – The Phantom of the Opera

6. The Phantom of the Opera Points – 121 Votes – 18 Firsts – 3 The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show on Broadway by around three and a half thousand performances.  It is the second longest running musical in the West End.  Productions have taken place in over thirty countries.  It … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 6 – The Phantom of the Opera

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 7 – West Side Story

7. West Side Story Points – 116 Votes – 20 Firsts – 4 Working together the genius of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Shakespeare, how on Earth could West Side Story be anything other than incredible? The show came out sixty three years ago, with its genesis happening another ten years before that.  With … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 7 – West Side Story

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 8 – Miss Saigon

8. Miss Saigon Points – 97 Votes – 14 Firsts – 1 Miss Saigon premiered in London in 1989, and was instantly critically acclaimed, yet dogged with controversy.  Its journey over the next thirty or so years has somewhat paralleled the attitudes to race in theatre and how they have changed. Let’s start with the … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 8 – Miss Saigon

DAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 9 – Rent

9. Rent Points – 96 Votes – 14 Firsts – 2 Several people have asked me what I put as my top show in this list.  Those who have known me for a while will be entirely unsurprised to find that this is the show. Jonathon Larson spent several years putting together Rent, based on … Read moreDAODS’ Top 100 Musicals of All Time – No 9 – Rent