What’s better than listening to your favourite songs by your favourite band? Seeing them on stage and in a theatre as part of a musical of course! This week we asked our audiences what their favourite Jukebox Musical was, and there were lots of great, toe-tapping suggestions with a few clear fan favourites.
We read all your replies so in reverse order, here are your top five:
5. Motown: The Musical
In at number five, we have the sensational hit Motown:The Musical, which amplifies the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.
Featuring over 50 classic hits including “My Girl,” “What’s Going On,” “Dancing in the Street,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, the stage show tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to create something more than a record label.
Enjoy the Broadway cast performing a medley from the show live at the 2013 Tony Awards.
4. Jersey Boys
Your fourth choice tells of four guys from Jersey, who created a sound nobody had ever heard before. Jersey Boys takes us behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons whose harmonies were perfect on stage, but backstage things were a little off-key. The show features legendary hits including “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man” and “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”.
Watch the Boys perform a medley of songs on BBC One’s Let It Shine in 2017.
3. Rock of Ages
Your third favourite Jukebox Musical – Rock of Ages – is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Much-loved amongst audiences, the hilarious musical tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip against the backdrop of everybody’s favourite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads. The set list includes classics such as “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “I Wanna Know What Love Is”, “Here I Go Again” And “Don’t Stop Believin’”.
Relive the show with the Broadway cast performing a medley at the 2009 Tony Awards.
2. Mamma Mia
Just pipped to first place, ultimate feel good show Mamma Mia came in a strong second. Over 65 million people around the world have fallen in love with the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, which propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. The soundtrack includes “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Money, Money, Money”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, and, of course “Mamma Mia”, no wonder our audiences have the time of their lives at this show!
Get your dancing shoes on and enjoy this medley from the 2019 cast performing at West End LIVE!
1. We Will Rock You
Taking the top billing is…We Will Rock You! Based on the songs of British rock band Queen and a book by Ben Elton, the musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought and fashion, living in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.
Including hits such as “Somebody to Love”, “Killer Queen”, “Under Pressure” and, title song “We Will Rock You”, this classic show has everyone out of their seats!
In 2011, the cast performed Bohemian Rhapsody on Channel 4’s 5 O’Clock Show with a couple of surprise guests…