musicals / plays The Very Best Sung-Through Musicals  

Buster McDermott
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List Rules Vote up the best sung-through musicals.

You may consider yourself a fan of musical theater, or musicals in general, but are you truly? While many of the most popular musicals of the day - like Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and Sunset Boulevard - are musicals, they’re not on this list. Why? Because this is a list of sung through musicals. 

Sung through musicals are exactly what they seem – they are musicals with no spoken dialogue at all. The musicals are all singing. And if a musical is on this sung-through musical list, it is only singing.

Some of the most popular Broadway smash hits have been all song musicals. Les Miserables is a shining example, and arguably one of the greatest musicals of all time. Rent is another outstanding all singing musical, as is Evita and Miss Saigon. These shows all had incredibly long runs on Broadway, and in London’s West End (many are still running today).

But in August 2015, one of the greatest sung-through musicals hit the Great White Way: Hamilton. Since it hit the stage, it’s been an ongoing phenomenon – a musical juggernaut that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

What do you believe is the best musical with no spoken dialogue? Is it Hamilton? Les Mis? Vote up your favorites below. 

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Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Les Misérables Claude-Michel Schönberg , Jean-Marc Natel , Herbert Kretzmer

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Rent Jonathan Larson

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Falsettos James Lapine , William Finn

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Andrew Lloyd Webber , Tim Rice

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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Janet Kagan , Howard Kagan

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Jesus Christ Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber , Tim Rice

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Miss Saigon Richard Maltby, Jr. , Claude-Michel Schönberg

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Evita Andrew Lloyd Webber , Tim Rice

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Cats Richard Stilgoe , Andrew Lloyd Webber , Trevor Nunn

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The Last 5 Years

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

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Ordinary Days

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2 2
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Marry Me a Little Stephen Sondheim

The Catchiest Songs Ever Sung on The Simpsons

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2 2
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Art Thief Musical!

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Starlight Express Don Black , Richard Stilgoe , Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Keating! Casey Bennetto

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1 2
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Cricket (Hearts and Wickets)

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1 2
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Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem

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The Human Comedy William Dumaresq ^! Galt MacDermot

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Tell Me on a Sunday Don Black ^! Andrew Lloyd Webber

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King David Alan Menken ^! Tim Rice

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The Ten Commandments: The Musical

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Starmania

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Notre-Dame de Paris Riccardo Cocciante , Luc Plamondon