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.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Who's Tommy
The Full Monty
Little Shop of Horrors
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