So you’re a fan of musical theatre?
Maybe you were introduced to the genre on a recent trip to Boston where you got to see Hamilton on Broadway. Or maybe you saw the recent film version of Jesus Christ Superstar and just loved it.
Many modern musicals are great, but the simple fact is that since musical theatre is a relatively young genre, it is very easy to trace its roots.
They all lead back to the classic musicals from the “Golden Age” of Broadway, which primarily occurred between 1940 and 1970. If you really want to feel like you are familiar with the great musicals that started the phenomenon, here are five classic musicals you should get to know.