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.
Starting with the unmissable musical Chicago! A huge success on Broadway, this jazzy show mixing crime and glamour comes to the Théâtre Mogador from 26 September 2018. Full of razzle-dazzle, it includes high-spirited singing and dancing scenes in a women’s prison where destinies cross paths in search of glory. An iconic must-see show!
Fashion Freak Show
From 2 October 2018, a quirky show is topping the bill at the Folies Bergère. A cabaret revue and a musical rolled into one, the Fashion Freak Show by celebrated couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier will thrill the public with a perfectly crazy programme. Iconic creations, provocation and good humour are all part of the line-up … So let yourself be swept away by the world of this great fashion designer.
Guys and Dolls
This iconic 50s musical makes its grand return on the stage of the Théâtre Marigny. After its immense Broadway success, Guys and Dolls was adapted into a film starring Frank Sinatra. From 13 March 2019, this show throws audiences into the heart of 1950s New York and its swing atmosphere!
From 13 March 2019 to 27 July 2019
The hyper-successful adaptation of the cult film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, Ghost the Musical finds new form on the stage of the Théâtre Mogador from 26 September 2019. This famous love story and its original soundtrack create one of the most romantic musicals out there.
From 26 September 2019 to 21 June 2020
At the Casino de Paris, dive into the world of Michael Jackson with Forever, the Best show about the King of Pop (from 28 November to 1 December 2019). With a successful European tour already completed, the show pays homage to the king of pop 10 years after his death. At the Seine Musicale, it’s Abba taking over the auditorium with the highly anticipated return of one of the most popular cult musicals. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Mamma Mia! sets off on an international tour and returns to Paris for a special run (from 4 to 20 October 2019).
Also at the Casino de Paris, the musical Fame, inspired by the famous Alan Parker film and the eponymous TV series, makes its grand return (from 27 September to 3 November 2019). This story of young artists learning singing, dancing and acting has inspired generations of theatre-goers. And for an atmosphere worthy of the greatest gangster movies, the show Speakeasy transports the Palais des Glaces to 1930s New York (from 23 March to 10 August 2019).
Musicals for kids
Having found success in 2018, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys return to the Bobino stage (from 28 September 2019), and as for Tom Sawyer, he continues his triumph in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Théâtre Mogador (until 31 March 2019).
Musicals will have the whole of Paris singing along this season!