Musicals Set in the 1990s – A Full List

Whether you’re auditioning for musicals, setting up your rep book, or simply looking for some 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! The most notable musicals set in the 1990s are included below.

By the way, there are a few other musicals out there that are set in the 1990s. But I’ve made sure to only include ones that also have cast albums available online for your convenience!


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Musicals Fully Set in the 1990s


Big

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr. Book: John Weidman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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Clinton

Music/Lyrics: Paul Hodge Book: Michael Hodge, Paul Hodge

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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Cruel Intentions

Music: Various Book: Roger Kumble, Lindsey Rosin, Jordan Ross

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2015)

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High Fidelity

Music: Tom Kitt Lyrics: Amanda Green Book: David Lindsay-Abaire

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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Uncrackers

Music/Lyrics/Book: Dan Goggin

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

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Silence!

Music/Lyrics: John and Al Kaplan Book: Hunter Bell

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

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The Band’s Visit

Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek Book: Itamar Moses

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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Tick, Tick… BOOM!

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Larson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary (1990/2001)

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When Midnight Strikes

Music: Charles Miller Lyrics/Book: Kevin Hammonds

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

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Musicals Partially Set in the 1990s


Allegiance

Music/Lyrics: Jay Kuo Book: Marc Acito, Jay Kuo

Musical Type: Contemporary (2012)

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Amelie

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

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Diana: The Musical

Music/Lyrics/Book: David Bryan, Joe DiPietro

Musical Type: Contemporary (2019)

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Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

Music: Janet Hood Lyrics/Book: Bill Russell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Song Cycle (1989)

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Fun Home

Music: Jeanine Tesori Lyrics/Book: Lisa Kron

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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John & Jen

Music/Book: Andrew Lippa Lyrics/Book: Tom Greenwald

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1995)

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On Your Feet!

Music/Lyrics: Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Miami Sound Machine Book: Alexander Dinelaris Jr.

Musical Type: Contemporary/Jukebox (2015)

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Rent

Music/Lyrics/Book: Jonathan Larson

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

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The Boy From Oz

Music/Lyrics: Peter Allen Book: Nick Enright, Martin Sherman

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary Jukebox (1998)

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The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin

Music/Lyrics/Book: Kirsten Childs

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

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Stacy Karyn, author of Musicals Set in the 1990s.
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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