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Musical Theatre Shows Featuring Rock-Style Music

Musical theatre has always reflected the trends of popular music. Particularly in recent years, rock has found a place on the theatrical stage.

There is a tendency to lump all contemporary musical theatre that has been influenced by popular music into the "rock" category - this has not been done here. The following musicals have rock-inspired scores, as characterized by traditional rock instruments (electric guitar, an electric bass guitar, a drum kit, and sometimes a piano or keyboard) and rock-style vocals. Pop-inspired musicals have been listed separately here.

Bat Boy

Godspell

Jesus Christ Superstar

Hair

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Spring Awakening

Starlight Express

Rent

The Who's Tommy

The Full Monty

See also:

Little Shop of Horrors

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