Musicals Set in France – A Full List

Whether you’re doing some research, putting on a show, or simply looking for new musicals to get into, it’s good to get familiar with what’s out there. And that’s why we’ve put together this list for you! A full list of musicals set in France are included below.


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Musicals Fully Set in France


Amelie

Music: Daniel Messi Lyrics: Daniel Messi, Nathan Tysen Book: Craig Lucas

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Amour

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics/Book: Jeremy Sams, Didier Van Cauwelaert

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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An American in Paris

Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Book: Craig Lucas

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Contemporary (2014)

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Beauty and the Beast

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice Book: Linda Woolverton

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1994)

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Black and Blue

Music: WC Handy, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, Big Maybelle

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Revue (1985)

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Can-Can

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Abe Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

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Carnival!

Music: Bob Merrill Lyrics: Bob Merrill Book: Michael Stewart

Musical Type: Post Golden Age (1961)

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Cinderella

Music: Rodgers Book and Lyrics: Hammerstein Book: Douglas Carter Beane

Musical Type: Golden Age/Contemporary (1957/2013)

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Cinderella

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: David Zippel Book: Emerald Fennell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2021)

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Coco

Music: André Previn Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

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Dear World

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman Book: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek Book: Jeffrey Lane

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

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Fanny

Music/Lyrics: Harold Rome Book: S.N. Behrman, Joshua Logan

Musical Type: Golden Age (1954)

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Fifty Million Frenchmen

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Herbert Fields

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1929)

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Gigi

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1973)

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Goodtime Charley

Music: Larry Grossman Lyrics: Hal Hackady Book: Sidney Michaels

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

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Irma La Douce

Music: Marguerite Monnot Lyrics/Book: Alexandre Breffort

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

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La Cage aux Folles

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman Book: Harvey Fierstein

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1983)

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Les Misérables

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Alan Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel Book: Schönberg, Boublil

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1980)

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Lucky in the Rain

Music: Jimmy McHugh Lyrics: Dorothy Fields, Harold Adamson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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Marguerite

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer Book: Schönberg, Kent, Boublil

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

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Martin Guerre

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Boublil, Hardy, Clark Book: Schönberg, Boublil

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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Moulin Rouge!

Music/Lyrics: Various Book: John Logan

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2018)

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Sunday in the Park With George

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: James Labine

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

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The Baker’s Wife

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Joseph Stein

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

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The Boy Friend

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sandy Wilson

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics/Book: Jack Murphy

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

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The Grand Tour

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Herman Book: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Lapine, Parnell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

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The Phantom of the Opera

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe Book: Stilgoe, Webber

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

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You Never Know

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter, Robert Katscher Book: Rowland Leigh

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1938)

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Musicals Partially Set in France


A Tale of Two Cities

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jill Santoriello

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

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Flowers for Mrs Harris

Music/Lyrics: Richard Taylor Book: Rachel Wagstaff

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Leo Robin Book: Joseph Fields, Anita Loos

Musical Type: Golden Age (1949)

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No Strings

Music/Lyrics: Richard Rodgers Book: Samuel A. Taylor

Musical Type: Post Golden Age (1962)

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Silk Stockings

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Kaufman, MacGrath, Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

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The Girl in Pink Tights

Music: Sigmund Romberg Lyrics: Leo Robin Book: Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age Operetta (1954)

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The New Moon

Music: Sigmund Romberg Lyrics/Book: Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel, Laurence Schwab

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Operetta (1927)

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Music: Frank Wildhorn Book/Lyrics: Nan Knight

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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Victor/Victoria

Music: Henry Mancini, Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse, Wildhorn Book: Blake Edwards

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1995)

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Stacy Karyn, author of Musicals Set in France.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theater Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theater, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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