Featured Member Reviews: Top-Scoring Musicals

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Aug 12, 2016

Every Tuesday and Friday, we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Today we're looking our top-scoring musicals, such as "Wicked", "The Book of Mormon", and "The Color Purple"!

Today we're looking at the cream of the crop, our top-rated musicals on Show-Score. Some of these musicals have lived on Broadway for ages ("The Lion King"), some of have have died only to be reborn ("Les Misérables"), and some are at the beginning of what we can hope is a long healthy life ("The Color Purple") — but ALL are among our most admired on Show-Score by critics and audiences alike.

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EDSCHREIB gave Wicked (Broadway) a 86

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing
August 10th, 2016

See it if A classic second act to Wizard of Oz. Classic songs and great staging. Perfect show to take someone who is musical newbie.

Don't see it if Can be scary for the under 5 set

Theatricalus gave The Color Purple (Broadway) a 94

Absorbing, Exquisite, Moving, Great singing
August 8th, 2016

See it if you want to be genuinely moved and you are thrilled by exquisite singing. This is a story that begged to be musicalized...and it just works.

Don't see it if you have no heart.

Kristen P 6219 gave The Lion King (Broadway) a 90

Masterful, Exquisite, Must see, Riveting, Great singing
August 6th, 2016

See it if You like the original music from the film; enjoy culture; like visually stimulating and beautiful costumes and scenery; you have kids.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie; you don't like performers and props in the aisles and throughout the theatre; musicals.

Nic W gave Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (NYC) a 90

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining
August 9th, 2016

See it if You want to follow Carole along her long and rewarding career. Happiness, heartbreak, and singing included.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of jukebox musicals although almost doesn't qualify cause it's so well done.

Krista B 6218 gave Les Miserables (Broadway) a 95

Resonant, Profound, Epic, Absorbing, Masterful
August 5th, 2016

See it if You're willing to be drawn into the redemptive world of Victor Hugo and spend hours pondering the religious overtones and complex lyrics.

Don't see it if You're adverse to melodrama and over sentimentality. Or if you want something overtly campy. This is not campy.

Petroula C gave The Book of Mormon (Broadway) a 94

Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Original, Absorbing
August 5th, 2016

See it if Your interest in political satire drives your funnybone. If you like to challenge they way you see the world this show is hilarious.

Don't see it if Your uncomfortable watching provocative satire. Don't see it if you can't take a joke.