Musicals with Animals – 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 with animals in them are listed below.

The following list is broken down into three categories – “Musicals with Animals in Them”, “JR. Musicals with Animals in Them”, and “Musicals with Animals in their Titles”. Each category is sorted alphabetically.


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Musicals with Animals in Them

A Year with Frog and Toad

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2002)

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Aladdin

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary (2011)

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Annie

Animal Featured: Live dog

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

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Cats

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

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Doctor Dolittle

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

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Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play”

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Finding Nemo

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

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Frozen

Featured Animals: Performer in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Honk!

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1993)

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Into the Woods

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

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James and the Giant Peach

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2010)

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Just So

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

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Legally Blonde

Animal Featured: Live dog

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

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Love Birds

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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Moby Dick

Featured Animals: Set/Props/Other

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1990)

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Seussical

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2000)

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Shrek

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

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Snoopy!!!

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1975)

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Space Dogs

Featured Animals: Set/Props/Other

Musical Type: Contemporary (2022)

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Tarzan

Featured Animals: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary (2006)

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The Apple Tree

Featured Animals: Performer in Costume

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1966)

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The Lion King

Featured Animals: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

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The Little Mermaid

Featured Animals: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: 1989 Film/Contemporary Musical (2007)

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The SpongeBob Musical

Featured Animals: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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The Three Little Pigs

Featured Animals: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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The Wind in the Willows

Featured Animals: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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The Wizard of Oz

Featured Animals: Performers in Costume

Musical Type: Jazz Age/Pre-Contemporary (1939/1987)

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Featured Animals: Performer in Costume

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

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JR. Musicals with Animals in Them

101 Dalmatians KIDS

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary/Post-Golden Age

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Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.

Featured Animals: Performers in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary

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Moana JR.

Featured Animals: Performer in costume

Musical Type: Contemporary

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Musicals with Animals in their Titles

These musicals have animals in their titles although animals may not be featured.


Big Fish

Featured Animals: Implied fish

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

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Drat! The Cat!

Featured Animals: A “cat burglar”

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1965)

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Groundhog Day

Featured Animals: Implied groundhog

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

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The Frogs

Featured Animals: Ensemble frogs

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

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We are the Tigers

Featured Animals: N/A

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

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When Pigs Fly

Featured Animals: N/A

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Revue (1996)

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Which of these musicals with animals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above musicals about animals? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, author of Musicals with Animals.
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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