With shows like Notre-Dame de Paris, Cats, Greaseand Dirty Dancing playing to sold-out audiences, Paris has become a real mecca for musicals. Just like Broadway in New York, Paris venues have developed a distinctive artistic identity and become genuine hubs for live performance. With their toe-tapping songs, dazzling stage decor and extravagant scenography, musicals have become a must-do for many visitors to Paris. A great outing with the family or a group of friends.
This year, the biggest Paris venues are once again putting on a whole range of exciting shows to choose from.
After 40 years of success, the famous musical Starmania – the first Francophone rock opera - opens at the Seine Musicale from 4 November 2022. This cult show will take the audience on a fantastic journey through the futuristic and dreamlike world imagined by Michel Berger et Luc Plamodon! At the Théâtre Mogador, The Lion King returns from 8 September 2022, after a summer break. Hugely popular and seen by hundreds of thousands around the world, it tells the moving story of Simba the lion cub against the backdrop of the African savanna. The musical Noah: the will to live is on the programme of the Palais des Congrès in Paris for 6 exceptional performances from 21 to 29 January 2023. The story of Noah's Ark - and its universal message - is interpreted by dozens of actors in an impressive set.
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Another highlight of the new season is the musical Madiba, which recounts how Nelson Mandela became an inspiration for the people of Soweto in a steadfast crusade for love in a difficult political context. It opens at the Grand Rex on 26 October 2022. Bobino has a fair share of musicals with something for all tastes and ages! The musical Peter Pan is a favourite of young audiences and enchante le public, from 8 october 2022. The Black Legends musical fresco traces almost a century of African American music and runs from 29 september 2022. The musical Josephine Baker (from 12 october 2022) allows us to rediscover the dazzling artist, who entered the Pantheon in 2021. And, in another style, The Opera Locos (from 2 november 2022 to 29 january 2023) is a best of opera for the whole family!
And from 15 September 2022, the Théâtre de Paris is once again staging the record award-winning musical The Producers, based on Mel Brooks’s cult film in a first French adaptation by talented director Alexis Michalik, awarded a Molière 2022 for best musical, and a Molière 2022 for best male newcomer Benoit Cauden.
Finally, for the end of year festivities, the musical 42nd Street (from 7 décember 2022 to 15 january 2023) lights up the stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet, and takes us backstage on Broadway, in the 1930s. Wonderful!