I am already two shows deep into my 2019/2020 Broadway Las Vegas® Series so, I need to rank last season’s shows right now!
From worst to best, here we go…
10. The Play That Goes Wrong
Maybe because it was the only non-musical or maybe because I don’t actually like the “comedy” genre but, I never wanted a play to end sooner. I hate the repetitive kind of humor where the same things happen over and over. I didn’t laugh once.
*Read my complete thoughts on The Play That Goes Wrong, HERE.*
09. Hello, Dolly!
While this musical had the most beautiful costumes, scenes, settings, and props… I feel like a terrible person for saying it but, Betty Buckley seemed tired out. The singing wasn’t the best and it was the first show of the series I didn’t thoroughly enjoy.
*Read my complete thoughts on Hello, Dolly!, HERE.*
I went into Waitress expecting A LOT more than it was but, it was still really cute and I loved the cast so, so much.
*Read my complete thoughts on Waitress, HERE.*
07. On Your Feet!
I had never known who Emilio and Gloria Estefan were until this musical. Let me tell you, their story is one to watch! They are super inspiring and have such fun songs. Some of the singing was pretty bad though, and the dance numbers were way too long and way too often.
*Read my complete thoughts on On Your Feet!, HERE.*
06. Fiddler on the Roof
Hello, Dolly! and The Play That Goes Wrong were one month after the other so, when it was time to see Fiddler on the Roof… I was worried it would also disappoint me. I was completely wrong to doubt it and was swept off my feet. All of the cast was equally talented, without one outshining the others, and the choreography was the best I’d ever seen. There were confusing points and the ending was too abrupt but, this show reminded me to get excited for Broadway nights again.
*Read my complete thoughts on Fiddler on the Roof, HERE.*
05. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
It was so hard to put this and the next two in order because they were all ones I’ve watched as films first. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was spectacular but, the cast wasn’t as energetic as I hoped and the flashiness actually gave me a headache. The songs and plot twists/changes made this show a must-see, though.
04. The Lion King
Talk about going ALL OUT because The Lion King did just that. The costumes and scenery were mind-blowing and I had not a bad word to say about the outstanding cast. I just wish there had been one or two more songs added.
03. School of Rock
School of Rock is one of the ONLY films I can re-watch, over and over again. I don’t usually like to watch/read things I already know the ending to but, for this, it was different. My sister and I were obsessed— dancing and singing along, never turning it off. My Aunt J even drew us a deck of cards with all of the characters on them (I’ll always remember the Spider card, LOL) and it also made me first discover fan-fiction (that I read way too much of). The musical was everything I could’ve asked for and more. It’s one of the only shows I’d want to see again, too. Those kids were so supremely talented, it was scary.
02. Come From Away
Come From Away is NOT famous for its musical numbers and honestly, the singing voices weren’t anything special either… but, my gosh, “the remarkable true story” this was, touched me to my very core. I felt so many different emotions, truly losing myself in each of the characters and what they went through. I couldn’t believe there were only 12 cast members the entire time– they were all unbelievably and absolutely magnificent. I didn’t even realize HOW good Come From Away was until I experienced more shows and continued to think about this one, even months and months after seeing it.
*Read my complete thoughts on Come From Away, HERE.*
01. Dear Evan Hansen
After I watched Dear Evan Hansen, I immediately declared it my favorite show of the 2018/2019 Broadway Las Vegas® Series and, still, not one show has topped it. What can I say? I’m a millennial. I related with Evan and the modernness of his issues/worries, there was only ONE song I could’ve done without throughout the whole thing, and I cried like a baby more than once– feeling real aches in my chest. I did have a few complaints, mostly about the scenery, but, nothing that took away from my utter adoration for this musical. Seriously, just read my raving review linked below.
Out of the ten, which one(s) would you have wanted to see? Do you have a favorite Broadway play or musical?