6 Musicals to Watch Between March Madness

basketball dropping through basketball hoop netWhether you’re looking for a change of pace between games, or making a deal with your spouse to offset your March Madness binge, musicals can be the perfect Spring entertainment. Here are a few of our favorites to fill in the gaps between basketball excitement:

Newsies

One of the few live-action musicals produced by Disney, Newsies was later turned into a Broadway play. In fact, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards and took home two. Based around the New York City Newsboys Strike of 1899, it featured an all-star cast including Christian Bale and Robert Duvall. If you’re looking for a mix of drama and comedy in your musical in between games, check it out!

Rent

Following a group of young artists as they attempt to make a life for themselves, Rent switches it up from the other musicals on this list by placing a heavy focus on rock music. One of the longest running Broadway shows, Rent has been performed over 5,000 times on stage. The motion picture stars most of the original cast, and is a must-see for musical lovers.

Les Miserables

The second longest running musical in the world, Les Miserables has been running continuously since 1985. Focusing around Jean Valjean, the plot revolves around the redemption of his character on the backdrop of The French Revolution. If you’re looking for a more serious musical with haunting musical numbers, you won’t want to miss Les Miserables.

Human Nature: Jukebox

Not quite a musical, the pop headliner Human Nature is best known for their renditions of pop music fused with the stylings of Doo-Wop, Motown, and more. Paired with a 7-piece band and world-class dancers, Human Nature will play tribute to music legends through today’s hits. If you love musicals and music, then their show will blow you away.

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour

When it comes to musicals, it’s the voices and the music that make them great. Nothing showcases vocal talent more than a cappella. When there are no instruments, you get pure voice. This year, Straight No Chaser brings their real, relatable, and incredible sound to AMT for a stop on The Speakeasy Tour. Experience the musical magic as ten human voices come together for an unforgettable event.

The 2018 AMT Show: Songs of the Silver Screen

Music can sometimes make or break a movie. It sets the scene and often takes watching a movie from a visual experience to an emotional one. This year, AMT celebrates timeless motion picture hits and celebrated classics with The 2018 AMT Show: Songs of the Silver Screen. You’ll see an incredible musical show that pays tribute to the biggest movie hits past and present.

See You at a Show!

Whether you take a break from basketball with a musical movie in your home or a musical production in a theatre, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you need to get out of your house, there are plenty of musical shows coming to AMT in 2018. See you at a show!