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Top 5 Musical Theatre Albums as voted by YPT Kids!

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Top 5 Musical Theatre Albums as voted by YPT Kids!

Top 5 Musical Theatre Albums as voted by YPT Kids!

2 minute read // Published by Young Peoples Theatre, August 2020

We love Musical Theatre here at YPT! See below for our Top 5 Musical Theatre Albums as voted by YPT students.

1. Hamilton
Winner of 11 Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Score, Hamilton has been an international mega-success and our students have been loving it since Day 1. This revolutionary album is a must listen to for all, whether you like Musical Theatre or not. Hamilton is based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, an American founding father and uses a mix of genres to create a dynamic musical!

2. Come From Away
Come From Away is an incredibly heart-felt musical, about a small town called Gander dealing with the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Also winner of Best Score at the Tony Awards, this Musical was one of the shows our students saw on our 2019 Performing Arts Trip to the UK. If you haven’t listen to this album, well you’ve been living under a rock… (pun intended)

3. Hadestown
Also winner of Best Score at the Tony’s, Hadestown is the story of the greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and going to the underworld. The beautiful score captures your attention and as a mostly sung through production, you can listen to majority of the show by listening to the cast recording.

4. Les Miserable
Our kids love a classic! Les Miserable, which is celebrating 45 years as a musical is a favourite of our YPT kids. This completely sung through musical, set in 19th Century France is also a Tony Award Winner for Best Score and an international success.

5. SpongeBob the Musical
This fun family friendly show is often a favourite in Musical Theatre Classes. The 2016 show will have you smiling for days. The interesting part about this show is that each song is written by a different composer and explores many different genres and all 20 of the composers were nominated for Best Score at the Tony Awards. Don’t be a simple sponge, get onto this cast album!

We hope you enjoyed our Top 5 Albums as voted by YPT Kids. Happy Listening!

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