List of 20 Essential LGBTQ Musicals Everybody Should See

Timothy E. Locklear, Managing Artistic Director of North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) has compiled a list of 20 Essential LGBTQ Musicals and 25 Essential LGBTQ Plays for RDU on Stage.

Check out his list below and be sure to listen to Tim talk about LGBTQ theater on the RDU on Stage podcast (Ep. 48).

Avenue Q by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty

Bare: The Musical by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Harmere

Cabaret by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff

A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban, James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante

The Color Purple
by Marsha Norman, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray
Coming to DPAC, March 2020.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae

Falsettos by William Finn and James Lapine

Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori
Coming to Theatre Raleigh, June 2020

Hedwig and the Angry Inch by Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell

La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein

Kinky Boots by Cindy Lauper and Harvey Fierstein
Coming to NCT, February 2020

Kiss of the Spider Woman by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Terrence McNally

A New Brain by William Finn and James Lapine

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert by Stephen Elliott and Allan Scott

The Prom by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin, and Bob Martin

Rent by Jonathan Larson
Coming to DPAC, January 2020

Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater

Taboo by Mark Davies Markham, Charles Busch, Boy George , John Themis, Richie Stevens and Kevan Frost

The View Upstairs by Max Vernon

Victor/Victoria by Blake Edwards, Henry Mancini, and Leslie Bricusse

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