Musicals in Paris

Grease, West Side Story and The Addams Family are among this autumn’s eagerly awaited musicals!

With shows like Notre-Dame de Paris, Cat, Résisteand 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.

Ohlala - Sexy - Crazy Artistic Paris © DR

This year, the biggest Paris venues are once again putting on a whole range of exciting shows to choose from.

This autumn’s cultural calendar features some legendary Broadway hit shows for Paris audiences to sing and dance along to. From 17 September 2017, the Théâtre Mogador will be hosting the fantastic musical Grease. Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko meet again: get ready for lively dance moves, lots of hair gel and some classic hits. The evergreen West Side Story will be on at the Seine Musicale with the renowned musical director Donald Chan in charge, featuring one of the most legendary romantic scenes of all time. The scary characters of The Addams Family, who made their first appearance on Broadway in 2010, will make their debut at the Palace in Paris after seven years of terrorizing international audiences.

History features strongly in this year’s selection of musicals. Singer Pascal Obispo’s musical frescoJésus - De Nazareth à Jérusalem takes spectators on a journey 2,000 years into the past, from the Palais des Sports to the banks of the River Jordan. A sublime show titled Un été 44 at the Folies Bergère zooms audiences back into the 1940s and the lives of three girls dreaming of love and freedom at the height of the Second World War. And, for those nostalgic for the hippie movement, Welcome to Woodstock at the Comedia pays a psychedelic tribute to the 1960s.

Take another kind of journey at the Casino de Paris, where Priscilla Folle du désert (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) is back after a successful run of several months. Expect glitz and glamour at the Palais des Sports on 16 September 2017: one not-to-miss date to see the Ohlala show. And if you’ve never seen it, Les demoiselles de Rochefort will be on at the Grand Rex to celebrate 50 years of this cult musical, with concerts and a screening of the beautifully restored film.

Towards the end of the year, two international blockbusters will be on the cards: Notre-Dame de Paris will be back at the Palais des Congrès (from 9 to 12 November 2017), while Singin’ in the Rain will be on in the nave of the Grand Palais (from 28 November 2017 to 11 January 2018). Meanwhile, the Palais des Sports has already announced it will be staging the musical Bodyguardfrom 2 February 2018 onwards.

Musicals will have the whole of Paris singing along this season!


Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Musical theatre, musical
from 08 September 2017 to 17 October 2017
Casino de Paris - 16 rue de Clichy, Paris

The musical 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' for the first time in France.

Un été 44 (Summer of 44)

Musical theatre, musical
from 15 September 2017 to 28 October 2017
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris
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A journey through time set to music by the big names of French chanson.

Welcome to Woodstock

Musical theatre, musical
from 15 September 2017 to 07 January 2018
Le Comedia - 4 boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris

A psychedelic musical that takes you straight back to the years of the hippie movement.

Grease

Musical theatre, musical
From 28 September 2017
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris
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The musical Grease on stage at the Théâtre Mogador from 28 September 2017

Tutu

Show - dance
from 11 October 2017 to 14 January 2018
Bobino - 20 rue de la Gaité, Paris

This clever, humoristic dance show makes fun of absolutely everything, especially dance!

West Side Story

Musical theatre, musical
from 12 October 2017 to 12 November 2017
La Seine Musicale - Ile Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt

The original Broadway classic returns to Paris in the autumn of 2017.

Notre Dame de Paris

Musical theatre, musical
from 09 November 2017 to 12 November 2017
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris - VIPARIS - 2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris

(Re)discover this legendary show at the Palais des Congrès de Paris