MU­SI­CALS & PER­FOR­MANCES

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Aladdin

This Broad­way and West End hit has a stel­lar cast led by di­rec­tor and chore­og­ra­pher Casey Ni­cholaw ( The Book of Mor­mon). Ex­pect tunes such as A Whole New World and Friend Like Me with lyrics by Tim Rice and a real magic car­pet. Just how do they do that? Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £48£150. www.al­addinthe­mu­si­cal.co.uk. Prince Ed­ward The­atre, Old Comp­ton St, W1D 4HS. T: 0844-482 5151. D7. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road.

Alice’s Ad­ven­tures Un­der­ground

From 15 Apr: Following a lim­ited run in 2015, the im­mer­sive show based on Lewis Car­roll’s chil­dren’s clas­sic was nom­i­nated for an Olivier Award – and it’s re­turn­ing to The Vaults be­neath Water­loo Sta­tion (below). Check for times and prices. www.alice-un­der­ground.com. The Vaults, Leake St, SE1 7NN. T: 0844-248 1125. F8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

An Amer­i­can in Paris

Orig­i­nally a jazz num­ber writ­ten in 1928 by the Amer­i­can com­poser Ge­orge Gersh­win and then an Oscar-win­ning film of the same name in 1951, this mu­si­cal fol­lows an Amer­i­can World War II vet­eran who falls for a woman in a bar in 1940s Paris. But will she marry him, or his friend? MonSat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2pm. Tick­ets £17.50-£115. www.anamer­i­can­in­paris­the­mu­si­cal.co.uk. Do­min­ion The­atre, 268-269 Tot­ten­ham Court Rd, W1T 7AQ. T: 0845-200 7982. D7. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road.

Beau­ti­ful – The Ca­role King Mu­si­cal

Mu­si­cal about the early life and ca­reer of the award-win­ning singer-song­writer. Mon & Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Tue, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £15-£72.50. www.beau­ti­ful­mu­si­cal.co.uk. Ald­wych The­atre, 49 Ald­wych, WC2B 4DF. T: 0845-200 7981. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den/Hol­born/Char­ing Cross.

The Book of Mor­mon

This con­tro­ver­sial satire fol­lows the ex­ploits of two hap­less mis­sion­ar­ies from the Church of Lat­ter Day Saints. Win­ner of four Olivier Awards. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £37.25-£202.25. www.bookof­mor­mon­lon­don.com. Prince of Wales The­atre, Coven­try St, W1D 6AS. T: 0844-482 5110. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square/Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Dream­girls

Glee TV star Am­ber Ri­ley plays Effie White in this mu­si­cal about the tu­mul­tuous jour­ney of a young fe­male singing trio from Chicago. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £20-£145. www.savoy the­atre.org. Savoy The­atre, Strand, WC2R 0ET. T: 0844-871 7687. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Foot­loose: The Mu­si­cal

21-22 Apr: Based on the 1984 film, Foot­loose fol­lows city boy Ren (Gareth Gates from Les Misérables and Legally Blonde) as he moves to a town where danc­ing is banned. Lo and be­hold, he gets the whole town danc­ing to Hold­ing Out for a Hero, Let’s Hear It for the Boy and Foot­loose (p. 48). 7.30pm. Tick­ets £15£53.90. www.at­gtick­ets.com. New Wim­ble­don The­atre, 93 Broad­way, SW19 1QG. T: 0844-871 7646. Off map. Sta­tion: Wim­ble­don.

42nd Street

Ro­man­tic com­edy following an au­thor­i­tar­ian di­rec­tor as he stages a mu­si­cal ex­trav­a­ganza dur­ing the Great De­pres­sion. Clare Halse ( Gypsy) stars as a small-town girl stuck in a cho­rus line on Broad­way’s new­est show. But when the lead­ing lady (Sheena Eas­ton) gets in­jured, Peggy has a shot at star­dom. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £25-£125. www.42nd­street­mu­si­cal.co.uk. The­atre Royal Drury Lane, Cather­ine St, WC2B 5JF. T: 0844-858 8877. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

The Girls

Take That su­per­star Gary Bar­low has teamed up with his friend Tim Firth – the writer of the film Cal­en­dar Girls – to cre­ate this mu­si­cal, which, like the film, is in­spired by a true story. It fol­lows a group of York­shire women who bare all for a char­ity cal­en­dar. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £29.50-£69.50. www.phoenixthe­atrelon­don.co.uk. Phoenix The­atre, 110 Char­ing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JP. T: 0843-316 1082. E7. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road.

Half a Six­pence

Cameron Mack­in­tosh’s mu­si­cal the­atre ver­sion of HG Wells’s novel, Kipps: The Story of a Sim­ple Soul, fol­lows an or­phan who in­her­its a for­tune. Mon-Tue & Thur-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £49.75-£127.25. www.hal­fasix­pence.co.uk. Noël Coward The­atre St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4AU. T: 0844-482 5140. E8. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Kinky Boots

Fun mu­si­cal based on a true story about a shoe fac­tory which rein­vig­o­rates its busi­ness af­ter its new owner de­cides to produce knee-high boots for drag queens (p. 16). With mu­sic by Cyndi Lau­per. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £22.50-£125. www.kinky­boot­s­the­mu­si­cal.co.uk. Adel­phi The­atre, 409-412 Strand, WC2R 0NS. T: 0844-579 0094. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

Les Misérables

The world’s long­est-run­ning mu­si­cal, adapted from Vic­tor Hugo’s clas­sic novel, is set in post-rev­o­lu­tion­ary France. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £27.90-£139.40. www.lesmis.com. Queen’s The­atre, 51 Shaftes­bury Av­enue, W1D 6BA. T: 0844-482 5160. D8. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square/ Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Disney’s The Lion King

Won­der­ful adap­ta­tion of the pop­u­lar Disney film with in­ge­nious cos­tumes and in­ven­tive pup­petry. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Sat & Sun 2.30pm. Tick­ets £42.50-£127.70. www.the­lionk­ing.co.uk. Lyceum The­atre, 21 Welling­ton St, WC2E 7RQ. T: 0844-871 3000. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Mamma Mia!

A trib­ute to the pop­u­lar mu­sic of ABBA, with a feel­good story set on a Greek is­land. Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thur & Sat 3pm. Tick­ets £15-£72.50. www.mam­mamia.com. Novello, Ald­wych, WC2B 4LD. T: 0844-482 5115. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den/Tem­ple.

Matilda the Mu­si­cal

Fan­tas­tic show based on Roald Dahl’s chil­dren’s book about a girl with magic pow­ers. Tue 7pm; Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm. Tick­ets £25-£122.50. www.matil­dath­e­mu­si­cal.com. Cam­bridge The­atre, 32-34 Earl­ham St, WC2 9HU. T: 0844-412 4652. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Mo­town the Mu­si­cal

Feel-good mu­si­cal based on the story of Mo­town Records, which launched the ca­reers of Michael Jack­son and Marvin Gaye. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £19.50-£175. www.shaftes­bury the­atre.com. Shaftes­bury The­atre, 210 Shaftes­bury Av­enue, WC2H 8DP. T: 020-7379 5399. D8. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road/Hol­born.

The Phan­tom of the Opera

Long-run­ning Gothic drama in which a mys­te­ri­ous masked man haunts the Paris Opera House. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £24.80-£128.50. www.thep­han­to­mofthe­opera.com. Her Majesty’s The­atre, 57 Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4QL. T: 0844-412 2707. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

School of Rock: The Mu­si­cal

An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s lat­est mu­si­cal was a hit on Broad­way and is a smash here, too. Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm. Tick­ets £15-£129.50. www.schoolofrock­the­mu­si­cal.com. New Lon­don The­atre, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PF. T: 020-7452 3000. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Step­ping Out

Funny and heart-warm­ing mu­si­cal following a group of novice dancers en­ter­ing a char­ity gala. Check for times. Tick­ets £24-£102. www.vaudevil­lethe­atre.co.uk. Vaudeville The­atre, 404 Strand, WC2R 0NH. T: 0330-333 4814. E8. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross/Covent Gar­den.

Stomp

An award-win­ning fu­sion of the­atre, dance, com­edy and rhyth­mic per­cus­sion. Mon & Thur-Sat 8pm; Thur & Sat-Sun 3pm; Sun 6pm; oc­ca­sional Weds. Tick­ets £26-£57.50. www.stom­plon­don.co.uk. Am­bas­sadors The­atre, West St, WC2H 9ND. T: 020-7395 5405. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Thriller Live

Non-stop songs and dance cel­e­brate Michael Jack­son’s ca­reer. Tue-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 4pm & 8pm; Sun 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Tick­ets £32-£90.50. www.thriller live.com. Lyric, 29 Shaftes­bury Av­enue, W1D 7ES. T: 0844-482 9674. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

The Wed­ding Re­cep­tion

En­joy a three-course din­ner while watch­ing a hi­lar­i­ous im­pro­vised show about a wed­ding. Check for dates. 7.30pm-10pm. Tick­ets £38-£43. www.in­ter­ac­tivethe­atre.com.au. Kingsway Hall Ho­tel, 66 Great Queen St, WC2B 5BX. T: 0845-154 4145. D8. Sta­tion: Hol­born.

Wicked the Mu­si­cal

The bril­liant back story of the witches of Oz with the hit tunes Pop­u­lar and De­fy­ing Grav­ity. MonSat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tick­ets £19.50£125. www.wickedthe­mu­si­cal.co.uk. Apollo Victoria The­atre, 17 Wil­ton Rd, SW1V 1LG. T: 0844-871 3001. F7. Sta­tion: Victoria.

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