Top Girly Musicals
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun with the Top Girly Musicals of London’s West End Theatre
There are a lot of musicals that are playing now or in the near future at London’s West End theatres. Among these are various choices that are especially attractive to the ladies. Here is a list of some of the girly musicals that can be enjoyed by the ladies whether with their date or making the theatre part of a girls night out.
Chicago/ Cambridge Theatre
This one is an especially saucy production that many of the female persuasion will enjoy. A chorus girl named Roxie enlists the help of a sleazebag lawyer to get acquitted for murdering her lover. The movie was a huge hit in cinemas, and the theatre production will have you laughing and experiencing all types of other emotions throughout the entire two hours and fifteen minutes.
The Day Before Spring/Lilian Baylis Theatre
This semi-staged performance that was actually written in 1945 tells the story of a married woman who meets up with the man she almost made her husband back when they were younger at her college reunion. He still has feelings for her, which is documented in his current best selling novel.
Debbie Reynolds-Alive and Fabulous/Apollo Theatre
This is a fabulous girly type production for the more mature ladies. Movie and TV star Debbie Reynolds stars in a one woman show as she talks about her more than 50 years in show business, her amazing life of singing and dancing, and her many husbands. Actual MGM footage is included in the show which provides a sense of nostalgia.
Dirty Dancing/ Aldwych Theatre
This is one of the biggest girly movies of all time, and whether you have seen the movie or not you will appreciate the live musical. It includes all the hits from the 1987 blockbuster including She’s Like The Wind, Time Of My Life, and Do You Love Me? along with some new numbers. The theatre production includes some of the movies most memorable moments, but it was re-written for the stage, meaning there will be some added scenes as well. The story of the vacationing Baby and the troubled dance teacher, Johnny, spawns a classic love story that is the epitome of love conquers all.
The hit movie spawned one of the best selling albums of all time, and more than 20 years later is still one of the most recognizable films with some of the most well known songs of all time. The love story of Sandy and Danny is a two hour and ten minute production that will make you want to stay out all night. Hit songs include Sandy, You’re The One That I want, Grease(Is The Word), Greased Lightning, and Hopelessly Devoted To You.
Big girl Tracy Turnblad from Baltimore has big hair and an even bigger heart. She gets her break at stardom living her dreams as a dancer on the local TV dance show “The Corny Collins Show”. Transformed from geek to chic, she still has to try and win the heart of the hunky Link Larkin, vanquish the reigning princess of the local programme, and force the TV show to consider integration.
Legally Blonde The Musical/Savoy Theatre
Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, homecoming queen and college sweetheart Elle Woods just doesn’t know how to take no for an answer. She heads to Harvard Law School after being dumped by her boyfriend and proves to herself and everyone around her that being yourself is the only way to live. This is a fun choice to start your ladies night out.
Momma Mia/Prince of Wales Theatre
What better setting for a girly production than a mother and daughter together on the night before the the girl gets married. The production is inspired by the songs of the group Abba. Just like the hit movie, this play has scenes that will leave you falling off of your chair in laughter.
Based on the book by James Lapine, this is the story of Captain Giorgio Bachetti. This military hero gets transferred to a remote and abnormal Italian outpost which whisks him worlds away from his beloved Clara. After meeting the cousin of his commanding officer, Fosca, inconceivable and shattering consequences arise stemming from her influence.
Sister Act/London Palladium Theatre
If your looking for something funny, you’ve found it. Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva, ends up in a convent portraying a nun after witnessing a murder and being put into hiding by the police. She makes friends and fans among the students and fellow nuns, but what about Mother Superior?
These are some of the best girly productions playing at the West End theatres. Other productions that may be of interest to the ladies include Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Sweet Charity at Haymarket Theatre Royal and Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Palace Theatre. When girls just wanna have fun, a trip to London’s West End might be just the place to go.